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April Braswell

Written by: April Braswell

April Braswell

April Braswell is a senior dating expert, dating coach and professional dating profile writer. She leads dating, relationship and communication skills workshops throughout California.

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If you’re a midlife single woman who wants to dive back into the modern world of dating, there are a few tips I always suggest you do before making the leap of love.

If you’re in your 40s, 50s or 60s and it’s been more than a few weeks, months or even years since your last romantic first date, then that tells me you aren’t dating regularly.

Your sizzle may have lost some fizz. It’s time to get more sizzle into your social scene.

Give yourself a mini makeover.

Take a look at some fashion magazines that target women over 40.

Those fashion magazines will show you a number of contemporary hairstyles, lengths and products you might want to play with. Experiment with a few of them and see what they can do for you.


“When you have a date-worthy look,

you’re a date-ready midlife woman.”

Changes over the years.

Hair texture changes over the years and so does our skin tone.

Rather than using too much thick, cakey foundation to cover up the wrinkles forming around your eyes, use makeup that actually emphasizes them.

What would be a better choice to use instead?

Take a look around for lighter makeup and finishing powder which features “illuminating” or “radiance” qualities. Those offer a touch of frost which softly catch the light and flatter and enliven the face.

Also, try to wear color in your makeup because skin color diminishes after age 35.

Take a look at your wardrobe.

Yes, I am encouraging and giving you permission to get out there and shop!

Look at your clothes and see if you have any flowing feminine frocks you can wear for a first date or two. The note you want to aim for is “alluring” and figure friendly.

As Stacy and Clinton of “What Not to Wear” remind us, avoid the “Hootchie Mama” look. You want to look classy and alluring.

When you have a date-worthy look, you’re a date-ready midlife woman.

What part of the makeover do you see yourself starting with this week or next? Chime in at the comments section and let me know how I can be of assistance to you as your singles coach!

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