Why Dating Over 40 Needn’t Be A Negative Thing

Dating can be a daunting prospect, no matter what age you are. However, when you are a little bit older than the rest, it can seem even that little bit more daunting. But it need not be a negative thing – and you can do it on a budget too!

Age and location do not need to be a negative factor when it comes to finding love yet so many people find it to be so. These are the people you want to avoid. Use a more mature dating site to find a like minded individual who doesn’t see these things to be negatives but in fact sees them to be positives instead. These dating sites are often free or at the least, very affordable – and you can meet people of a similar age who have similar interests. You can find cheap or free things to do locally or you can meet someone from a different location and arrange to meet them on a budget too.

Sites such as Older-Dating.com are perfect for this – finding the man or woman of your dreams and seeing where things go. You have to remember – there is no age limit for love. It is never too late to find your soul mate. Even if you don’t find a soul mate, you could potentially find a friend or acquaintance too. Everyone is looking for the same thing and you could quickly meet someone new with just a few messages.


Why is online dating so good for more mature people? I often find that they find it harder to trust people than younger people do so meeting someone and getting to know them from the comfort of their own home is much more preferable than trying to ‘pick up’ someone in a bar. They don’t want to waste their time with people who may eventually disappoint them and want to find out more about a person before they eventually meet up with them in real life. I don’t blame them for being nervous, I would too – I also don’t trust too easily.

It also helps older people build up confidence. They build up confidence by getting to know new people but they also build up confidence using the internet – I still know plenty of people my mum’s age who have no clue how to work technology or surf the internet.

It can be so easy for older people to try to give up on love but that needn’t be the case. There is someone for everyone out there so why wouldn’t you give dating a try once again – even if you aren’t a spring chicken? All you need to do is set yourself up online with a decent profile and profile photo, saying what you are looking for and what things you are into. Then you’ll eventually be matched up with like minded men or women who are interested in your profile and what you have to say. You don’t want to be sitting there scrolling through multiple profiles when they aren’t of interest to you so signing up to a site that does the matching for you is key.

The only thing that remains to be said is that to make sure it isn’t a negative thing is to make sure you don’t fall into the trap of doing certain things.

Don’t talk too much about past/previous relationships

It can be tempting to do this – especially when you are of a more mature age – but this is not something most potential dates will want to hear. Yes, there may be a lot of history there but if you want to spend your future with someone, the last thing they want to hear about is your past.

Being too keen

Don’t be too over the top. It may seem like that is what people may want – but it very rarely is. They want you to be yourself and pretending to be someone you’re not won’t go down well. You want the experience to remain positive, being yourself is the most positive thing you can do.

Not staying true to yourself

Finally, you need to make sure you are staying true to yourself. You don’t want to compromise your own values or morals for a potential relationship – especially if you aren’t sure if you are going to last the distance. Staying true to yourself is vital to having a positive dating experience.

Dating over 40 needn’t be a negative thing – so don’t let it! Get meeting new people for free or cheap today and have lots of fun. Good luck!



Five Budget Date Ideas

Looking for love? You’re not alone. There are countless men and women out there who are also looking for love. They are looking on their local dating sites to find like minded individuals who share their wants and needs.

But once you’ve secured that date, how can you have fun whilst keeping to a budget? Here are five budget date ideas for you to try:

Have a picnic in the park

Make the food before you meet each other – both bring a variety of food and drink for you both to enjoy. Indulge in conversation and get to know each other better whilst chilling out on a blanket. Watch people go by and have a fab time.


We all know that phrase ‘Netflix and chill’ but you don’t have to do the whole chill thing just yet if you don’t want to, haha! However binge watching some movies or some interesting shows together is a great date idea that won’t cost much more than your Netflix subscription and some snacks.

Go To A Museum

These are generally free and whilst they may not seem like the most obvious date idea, they can be great – especially if you have a shared interest that the museum caters to. Why not head to your local museum and see what conversation it sparks up? Who knows – you may just realise you’ve met the one whilst looking at a years old exhibit.

Get On The Discount Sites

It may sound silly but there are some fab deals on the various discount sites around if you only look. That way you can have what would usually be an incredibly expensive experience for a fraction of the price. Afternoon tea, a track day, a trip somewhere – not necessarily your most obvious date ideas but they will surely be memorable if you whip them out of the bag for your date. You would be a fool not to keep an eye on these sites and then purchase a deal that is perfect for the person you are meeting!

Cook For Them Or Have Them Cook For You

It may not be your first choice – especially if this is the first time you’ve met them – but if you’ve been on a few dates now, why not cook for each other? It is definitely to be much more in the budget than a meal out and it gives you the chance to impress (or horrify!) with your culinary skills. Sure, you may encounter an extra expense if you choose to go all out to impress them but if you choose to make a simple but impressive dish with the contents of your fridge, freezer and cupboard, then you’re winning – a decent date without spending more than a few pennies.

These are just a few date ideas for those times when you need to keep to a strict budget. Do you have any more?

*Looking for love in your area? Try senior dating if you are looking for the more mature man or woman. It will obviously depend on your area as to what dating site you need but don’t forget to check out dating in Bristol, Wiltshire dating sites and single women in York if those are of your area. But you don’t have to be looking for love to take advantage of budget date ideas – some people are just into some no strings dating and that is fine too!


4 Things You Should Know About Statutory Declaration

A lot of people are always convicted of offences in courts of law or suffer losses that they would have otherwise abated if they knew how statutory declarations could play to their advantage. So, what is a statutory declaration? A statutory declaration is a statement made to prove the existence of a fact or facts. It is a formal statement made to affirm that a given fact is true to the best knowledge of the person making the pronouncement. Below are things you should have at your fingertips regarding statutory declarations.


  • A statutory declaration can be made by anyone who needs to prove the truthfulness of a fact or facts


Anyone in need of demonstrating the truthfulness of any given specifications has the right to make a statutory declaration. A few examples where the legal document can play handy include; when a person wants to change his or her names and adopt new legally recognized names; when a person did not receive a notice of his or her driving penalties that accumulated over time as a result of failure to address the stated charges; financial institutions wishing to transfer money to person(s) legally entitled to deal with the estates of a dead person; and persons or parties willing to declare the originality of their items as part of a patent application.


  • It must be witnessed by either a Solicitor, Justice of Peace, Commissioner for Oaths, or Notary Public


When making a statutory declaration, it must be witnessed by either a Solicitor, Justice of Peace, Commissioner for Oaths, or Notary Public. Though not a mandatory requirement, either of the above parties may ask you to make the pronouncements holding a religious text such as a Bible or Quran.  Being a legal document recognized in the court of law, you should be careful to ensure that the party you chose to witness your statutory declaration includes details highlighting the protocols used in ascertaining the stated facts to make your arguments impartial.


  • Statutory declarations are used to satisfy a legal requirement or regulation when no any other pieces of evidence are available


Statutory declarations are not usually used in court cases. However, they serve as the best option when there are no any other pieces of evidence available for a given tribunal. Despite how rare they might be in court cases, they can still be used to satisfy a legal requirement in a tribunal in the event that there are no any other pieces of evidence available. To back them up, statutory declarations must be completely truthful and verifiable to ensure that they remain valid on impartial grounds.


  •  You can include annexures in your statutory declarations


Finally, if you want to include documents supporting your pronouncements, you can go ahead and attach them as annexures on your statutory declaration. It is advisable that you provide a brief description of the annexures you will be attaching in text; in fact, it should be clearly stated that it forms part of the statutory declaration compilation. You could even go ahead and independently identify them by index letters such as ‘A’. ‘B’, and ‘C’. Remember, a statutory declaration can always be your way out of a tribunal.