The Proposal – Dating Over 40 Heats Up for Summer!

sidewalk-oceanviewWhen I was dating my husband, I’d say date four or five, we went for a walk along the beach road where the sidewalk hugs the coastline. It’s awesome. There is an outcropping of rocks where many people fish and the waves splash at high tide.  Just past this area is a lone, twisted pine tree . A park-type bench has been placed there on the sidewalk creating a wonderful place to enjoy the view.

I call this bench “Our Bench” because my husband and I kissed there – one of those tingling, longer kisses one summer evening. When I opened my eyes, I saw shooting stars and took that as a cosmic sign of my good fortune to have connected with Paul.

A couple of days ago, we were walking that same path like we often do. As we came near “Our Bench” someone else was sitting there. A man of maybe 60 and a woman somewhat younger – maybe early 50’s. “Hey they’re on ‘Our Bench!’ ” I joked with my husband. But he noticed more detail. The man, whose back was turned to us, was down on one knee!engagement-ring

As we walked passed, the woman had just finished putting the ring on her finger and was beaming. (I didn’t get to see the rock though – darn it!) They both looked so happy and we congratulated them wholeheartedly.

How romantic! And on “Our Bench” too. It’s a great spot.

People fall in love every day. The wedding business is still booming. Whether you are dating over 40, 50, 60, etc. there is still time to find love again. It’s never too late!

Do you have the desire to find love this summer? I tell my dating coaching clients to leverage the energy warm months and friendlier nature of people. smile more. Be friendly! Try some singles events. Get out there to mingle, meet men and cross paths with prospects so the right man for you can find you.

Wishing you love,

photo credits slightlynorth beach  and LJV ring

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony,,, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

2 thoughts on “The Proposal – Dating Over 40 Heats Up for Summer!”

    • Cara – that bench and pine tree were just featured in the Stamford Advocate as one of the most romantic spots on the CT shoreline! Who knew?

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