Dating in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond is a whole ‘nother ball game compared to dating in your 20s, and our 10 Best Midlife Dating Experts know how to play the game.
From finding love later in life to overcoming loss, these men and women have the firsthand experience.
Bragging Rights: Taking control of your own love life
April Braswell wears a lot of different hats. She’s a dating coach, body language expert and Christian singles conference speaker. As the senior dating expert for DatingAdvice.com, Braswell discusses every midlife dating topic, including encouraging singles to never give up on love. Braswell says the most important thing is to “be proactive.”
Social Clout: 15,203 followers, 335 likes
Bragging Rights: More than 30 years of experience
A psychosexual therapist who pioneered speaking frankly about sexual matters, Dr. Ruth is one of the most recognizable names among midlife dating experts. She says things you wish your grandma would say. Whether it’s radio, television, print or online, Dr. Ruth has spent the past three decades advising under the premise that there are no stupid questions when it comes to love and sex.
Social Clout: 72,852 followers, 3,773 likes
Bragging Rights: Medical perspective on love
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Gail Saltz has been called “a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions.” A relationship expert for OurTime.com and armed with a medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Saltz offers a psychologist’s perspective on love and getting older while clearing up misconceptions about senior dating.
Social Clout: 2,977 followers, 1,050 likes
Bragging Rights: For the cougars
Lucia, a TV personality, author and radio host, has a “been there, done that” mentality that’s practical and lighthearted, and she doesn’t put up with reader’s excuses. Lucia is self-described as “old enough to have ‘in the field’ experiences” while she “remains young enough to relate to the dilemmas today’s singles face.”
Social Clout: 17,601 followers, 219 likes
Bragging Rights: Late love is possible
Billed as “The Dating and Relationship Coach for Women Over 40,” Bobbi Palmer uses an airy, humorous tone to share her advice with smart, independent women. Palmer, who got married at the ripe age of 47, believes it’s never too late to have your chance at love. With dating confessions and free live webcasts, Palmer’s website is a great start to finding midlife love.
Social Clout: 4,406 followers
Bragging Rights: A guy’s guy helping women
Jonathon Aslay’s “Understand Men Now” site helps women find compatible and passionate relationships. Raised in Redondo Beach, Calif., Aslay is a dating coach, confidant and guy’s guy who helps women stop choosing men who are wrong for them. A self-professed “guy spy in to the male mind,” Aslay doesn’t hold anything back. After all, it’s what he thinks women need to hear.
Social Clout: 29,722 followers, 3,639 likes
Bragging Rights: Serious about finding love
Annie Gleason coaches men and women who are determined to get a love life. A full-time coach since 2007, Gleason is not afraid to tell you what’s getting in your way while staying positive and inspiring. From flirting field trips and book reviews, to everything in between, Gleason covers all aspects of dating while helping people explore every dating opportunity.
Social Clout: 206 followers
Bragging Rights: A win-win situation
When the Dating Goddess’ husband of nearly 20 years left just shy of her 48th birthday, she used the experience to help others find success in their midlife dating adventures. Fun, thought provoking and never afraid to be herself, the Dating Goddess is still looking for her “One” to share the journey with. The blog acts as a two-for-one project – therapy for her and help for others in similar situations.
Social Clout: 384 followers
Bragging Rights: No date goes unturned
Author of “Kissing Frogs: Tall Tales & Insights from the Dating Pond,” Kris Anderson is a blogger and Internet radio host who has been on “412 dates since 2006.” Anderson knows how to handle each dating situation – from speed dating to singles meetings at church. With enough experience to help others, Anderson says her personal dating adventures provide a safe haven for readers.
Social Clout: 6,379 followers, 4,240 likes
Bragging Rights: Find your ideal love at any age
Michelle Marchant Johnson is a writer, speaker and relationship coach who partners with single women who want to find love and romance. She offers a mini coaching course that helps women find the man of their dreams. Johnson found love at age 43 and is a breast cancer survivor who believes life is meant to be filled with love and passion.
Social Clout: 96 followers, 25 likes
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