Looking for a relationship at any age can be difficult, but some midlife daters find it especially challenging. Many believe that love has passed them by, or that they need to settle in order to truly be happy. Don't buy into that thinking, because love found later in life is often sweeter and more cherished.
Here are some quotes about finding love later in life.
Motivational Words by Maya Angelou from Letter to My Daughter
"You may think this undertaking should be left to younger hearts.
But love has given us the courage to venture boldly into the sacred county of marriage,
admitting our wrinkles,
we allow them to show themselves bravely,
and our bones know the weight
of the years."
Marriage found later in life is often sweeter because we understand that it's not enough to love someone, but to show them in the way that makes the most impact to them. This includes saying thoughtful things that nourish their soul and showing affection in the way they value it most. (More on how to say "I love you" based on teachings from the Five Love Languages.
Positive Quotes to Live by From Khalil Gibran
"And think not you can
Direct the course of love,
If it finds you worthy,
Directs your course."
Can you direct love to come your way? You can certainly help it along in midlife by taking advantage of the most methods to meet someone available. By getting out and meeting a variety of people, you'll eventually meet the one who is best suited to your personality. The rest? It's up to you.
Romantic Love Quote From Erich Fromm
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.'"
Knowing who you are and what you really want in a relationship are just two of the reasons that dating in midlife is so much better than it is when you're in your 20s.
When we're younger, we might be unhappy in a relationship without knowing exactly why. In midlife, we know love when we see it because we're able to more fully embrace it.
Thoughtful Quote About Finding Love Later in Life by Rupert Brooke
"A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years."
If there was a definition reason to never stop looking for a relationship that suits you, it's this quote. In the end, you realize that true love doesn't have age limits, and finding it later in life is just as possible as it is when you were younger. The only difference is now you can appreciate it on a whole different level.
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