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Dating during Menopause: a Guide

You've entered menopause, and you're ready to learn how to embrace this new phase of your life. Maintaining an enriching love life into your menopausal years can be easily done with the right lifestyle choices and foresight. There can be some special challenges trying to date while going through menopause, but the good news is that at this point in your life, you most likely know who you are and want you want. This should lead to more fulfilling romantic relationships.

Take Care of Yourself

Dating during Menopause: a Guide

Being confident, self-assured, and loving yourself are important steps to leading a happy life and having healthy romantic relationships. What better way to boost your confidence than to take time every day to improve your body and mind? Exercising, eating right, and stress-relieving activities will all make you feel better about yourself.

Get Yourself Out There

Dating during Menopause: a Guide

If you are not meeting new people, it will be impossible to find someone with whom you want to take a chance. If you want to meet people, including a potential romantic partner, try joining a health club, regularly going out with friends, and volunteering. Above all, do something you love, which will make you likely to meet other people who love the same thing.

Accept Your Changes

It's true - you're not the same person you once were. So what? Change is inevitable. The only thing you can do is accept the changes and embrace the new you. If a man wants to force you to be something you are not, then it is best to move on.

Boost Your Libido

A diminished sex drive can be one of the biggest drags of dating during menopause. Try activities that will reignite the flame. Take time to create a romantic atmosphere while dating. You'd be surprised what some little touches can do for your sex drive. 

Figure Out What You Want

Whether you prefer casually dating or are looking for a life partner, it is important to be honest with yourself. Coming to terms with what you want can help you be happier and healthier in the long run. Staying socially active and in peak health when you've entered menopause can seem like a daunting, exhausting task, but you owe it to yourself to do so.

That said, if menopause symptoms like low libido and mood swings are a persistent problem, talk to your doctor about your treatment options. Many women report benefits from short-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT), though these medications should be taken in moderation. Click on the following link to read more about loss of libido treatments.

How to Improve Libido in Women

Loss of libido can be extremely frustrating and upsetting, but it does not have to take over your sex life. Learn about improving you libido here.

Will My Libido Come Back Postmenopause?

Between 20 to 40% of women experience a decreased sex drive during menopause, and many different factors can contribute to this. click here to learn more.

Strong Libido and Female Sexuality

Hormonal changes during menopause can decrease libido, but this decrease does not need to be permanent or mean a woman cannot enjoy a satisfying sex life.

Sources:
  • Mayo Clinic Staff. (2015). Low Sex Drive in Women. Retrieved November 25, 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/low-sex-drive-in-women/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20033229
  • National Health Service. (2015). Loss of Libido. Retrieved November 25, 2015, from http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/loss-of-libido/Pages/Introduction.aspx