It is never too late to find a significant other. However, before that happens, you’ll have to go on some dates. This might seem like a daunting task for someone who have crossed over their 50th birthday milestone. It can be even more of a hurdle, if you’re returning to the dating scene after a long marriage and now new divorce. The thing to embrace about dating in your 50s is that you’ll be dating someone else in their 50s. In other words, you’ll be going through a lot of the same issues. Here are some tips that can help you step up your dating game:

Start a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby is good for the brain. It will force you to learn new skills, which is the perfect kind of mental workout. It can also help you make connections with like-minded people. Yes, the hobby you should start needs to involve a group setting. Maybe you can take a pottery or cooking class. Perhaps there is a book group in your community you can join. Nothing beats taking dance classes as a way of meeting someone new.

Get Back to the Gym

Regular exercise is going to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. It can also boost your self-confidence. All of that factors into your dating. You want to approach each potential date refreshed and feeling fit. Look for a gym that offers exercise classes. It’s another great way to meet new people.

Upgrade the Wardrobe

The rules for dressing for success apply in the dating game, too. It will be time to go through your closet and toss out the outfits you haven’t worn in years. They’re out of style. If you’re overwhelmed at the prospect of shopping for new clothes, most department stores offer personal shopping services. Getting a “fresh set of eyes” on your wardrobe choices is always a good thing.

Use Targeting Online Dating

You might think that online dating is a game for the younger crowd but you would be wrong. There are many dating sites that cater to folks in their 50s. This is where you should be focusing on. Before committing to a dating site that costs for a membership, use the free trial. See if there are profiles that your respond to and if it is easy to navigate. Most importantly, when you post pictures, post current ones.

Go on a Solo Vacation

When was the last time you had a vacation that involved packing a suitcase? With your new wardrobe and exercise routines, you can go on a cruise and find yourself surrounded by a lot of terrific people. Even if you don’t meet someone special, you could meet someone who has a great friend. Getting a “fix up” is the next best thing to finding your own date.