Is dating more challenging with age?

By Manny More, 23 June, 2023.


Whether it is more complicated or easier to date with age is entirely dependent on your mindset. As you grow older, your schedule is very busy, you have more responsibilities and let’s face it, your patience is running thin. But this shouldn’t deter you from getting out there and exploring the dating scene. Despite these challenges, dating can still be very fulfilling and rewarding at any age.


Life lets you experience numerous occasions that leave an imprint in your mind. You develop expectations of people that are based on your own judgment. No matter how many life-changing moments you have been through, you will always find new ones. It is worth keeping your mind open to new experiences. When you go on a date with your mind already made up about the experience you are going to have, you will never be fully in the moment. If you choose to keep your judgment of others reserved, the chances of you learning something new about them will increase. You are on a date to learn more about a person, so why not take the chance on this journey?

Limited social circles

It may be hard to find new people when you have fine-tuned your group of friends. As people grow older, their social circles often become smaller making it harder to meet new potential partners. This is why groups like A Table for Six are designed, to allow you to meet people outside of your friendship group. Meeting people through dating services also has its advantages. For example, you won’t need to worry about what will happen if the person you meet is not the one. If it doesn’t work out, move on.



Making time for people may feel like a chore. You have worked all week, and have only got an estimate of 8 hours to spare to enjoy and relax over the weekend. It’s important to remember that dating is also a way of enjoying yourself. Just because you didn’t meet “the one” on your date doesn’t mean that it has been a waste of time. You must prioritise the way you spend your time. If finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with is important to you, it must take priority over other things in your life. This doesn’t mean spending all of your spare time looking for that special someone. It simply means you put in effort for the time you have dedicated to going on dates. Choose who you go on dates with carefully.


It often requires patience, adaptability, and a willingness to explore different avenues to find love. Services like A Table for Six make it a lot easier to convince you that it is worth a shot.