If you’re over 40 in Sydney or Melbourne and suddenly find yourself single there’s no need to panic.
While the dating world might seem somewhat scary and intimidating for those that have been married or in a relationship, our advice is to not overly worry about meeting a partner or making a connection with someone from the opposite sex.
Updated 29 June 2020 by Robyn Nind
In fact, since you were in a relationship times have radically changed and it’s far easier to meet someone nowadays in 2020 than ever before.
Following are some great ways you can go about meeting someone in your 40’s
Well, firstly there are dating apps. For those of you that don’t know what an app is well, you just might have to make a trip to the Apple store and find out. But, for the rest of us tech-savvy people, who know all about apps, there are two you should become very familiar with if your over 40 and still single.
The first one is the hugely popular Tinder and the other is Bumble. Both of these apps have an enormous uptake worldwide and in Australia, it’s no exception. In this day and age, it’s the quickest and easiest way to meet single men and women.
But, having said that it does have a downside. You can read about this here:
Also read: Matchmaker V Tinder: what’s best for you?
The other popular website which came to fame in the ’90s and is still going strong is another app ( which started out as a website) called RSVP. This was the pioneer of the online dating world and while not as popular as Tinder, it still has a loyal following. Again, sites and apps like this have many advantages but be warned that there are some serious downsides.
For those singles that want to go online and pay a bit more, there are sites like eHarmony which go into great lengths about learning about your profile and then claim to match you accordingly with someone who matches your profile requirements. You have to be sceptical about this and about their ability to match you up as they would require a sophisticated algorithm to do this. It’s massive in the States yet here in Australia it hasn’t penetrated the market as much due to poor matching results.
The other way in which over 40’s can meet people or eligible partners is through the services of a matchmaker or dating agency like us here at Blue Label Life.
The Blue Label Life matchmaking difference for those over 40.
We offer a boutique matchmaking service where we find singles over 40 from our database and match them with you.
There are some great reasons why those 40 somethings should be using a matchmaker.
1. Eliminates lots of time wasters
Those over 40 in Sydney and Melbourne that use a matchmaker and are prepared to pay for this service are serious about meeting a partner. Time wasters and game players are eliminated. This means the chances of you meeting someone you click with are a lot greater.
2. You get coaching
Those in their 40’s might have just come out of a long relationship or marriage and are a bit rusty when it comes to dating and flirting with the opposite sex. The first date might seem quite challenging so your matchmaker will be there to train and guide you through this process till you become more confident and able to stand on your feet. Plus you will get feedback after every date so those nerves wondering in he/she likes me or not are gone.
3. Privacy and discretion
Most business executives, professionals and high-flyers don’t want their profile pictures plastered over the internet. They want a level of discretion and privacy which a matchmaker can provide.
4. Meeting you’re equal
Most matchmakers come with a fairly hefty price tag and those singles in Sydney or Melbourne who can afford this type of services would expect to meet people who match their socio-economic background. Any decent matchmaker will be able to match like for like so you’re assured to meet you’re equal where you’ll share the same interests goals and financial stability.
5. You’re more motivated
Sometimes singles over 40 can become quite blasé or indifferent about their love life. A matchmaker will provide you will profiles of singles on a regular basis and this should be all the encouragement you need to take a proactive and more positive approach about meeting someone.
The options to make a connection are literally endless but the reality is you’re in your 40’s and might need the help of a matchmaker who can be by your side throughout your journey to find love. Dating apps are OK if you can be bothered but why go through all these unnecessary dates when a matchmaker is so convenient.
If you’re over 40 and are keen to take the first step in meeting someone special contact us at Blue Label Life.