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Looking to start dating again? I knew my year marriage was over one night after a knock at the door. Take your time as you reenter the dating scene.

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No one knows a single, straight man. One friend hired a professional photographer. She changed outfits between shots and the photographer offered to touch photos up. Men get incandescent about this on dating apps.

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I asked a friend who understands Instagram filters to take my photo. I chose Bumble because I liked the idea that women make the first move. I liked the simplicity but other friends hated it because they wanted to more carefully target certain sorts of men.

These apps require only a little more commitment, dating in your 50 in forms and paying a fee. Others go straight for apps like Elite Singles which match professionals and require a lot more information. I don't know many people who use Tinder at our age — maybe it feels too raw, too scary. Some people like OkCupid.

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Friends who live in the country often go for Muddy Matches. So what did I discover? Some men wax lyrical about their love of the theater or walks on the beach and only want to hook up late at night.

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You probably even had a curfew. Once you hit 50, at least the curfew is gone. More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.

Related: Do you have questions about sex after 50? On the dating in your 50 side, the age plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate. In fact, nearly 60 percent say they make better decisions about compatibility now compared to when they were younger. Some 42 percent have better quality dates, and 52 percent say part of the allure of dating in the 50s is the absence of the tick-tock of the biological clock.

Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many somethings, about 80 percent in fact, do it the old-fashioned way — through friends or family.

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One-quarter use dating websites. Dating after 40 or 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life.

It means being kind dating in your 50 yourself and the men you meet. It means making good choices. It did when you were young and it still does.

Know your boundaries and values before starting to date someone new. Many older daters feel more sexually liberated and confident than in days of their insecure, inexperienced youth. Others are paralyzed by body issues and are terrified of being with someone new.

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And some are wrestling with hormonal issues that negatively affect their sex lives. Talking about sex is no longer taboo; expect to have these dating in your 50 fairly early on in a new dating relationship. Note: With the greater prevalence of STDs today, even postmenopausal women should insist on protection during sexual activity.

Take inventory of what time has taught you. What have you learned from past relationships? What do you need now? Try to avoid talking about exes on the first date — or at least mention them only in passing and without bitterness. Bitterness is often the greatest criticism from older daters. While sex and relationships may not be a new experience, it can take time to feel comfortable with a new person.

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