10 signs your new relationship is going to last

You’ve been seeing each other for a while now, and things seem to be working pretty well at the moment. But what’s next? Will you still be together in a few months time? Will you make it beyond a year? Or will you have to head back to your favourite over 50 dating sites and look for senior singles all over again?Although no one can predict the future, if you can spot these 10 tell-tale signs when you’re with your fifty plus partner, then there's a good chance that your new relationship will last.

A happy mature couple

You share the same values

You don’t need to agree on everything and it’s absolutely fine to stand your ground and argue your point of view (as long as this is done respectfully, of course). However, relationships tend to work better when both partners are on the same page regarding moral values, religion or politics.

You are both financially stable

Even though, in an ideal world, money and romance would have nothing to do with each other, financial issues can often make a mess of a relationship. If you are both financially stable and have your own income, then you will probably manage to avoid this delicate topic. Having just one partner feeling financially insecure can eventually provoke arguments.

You laugh together

Unsurprisingly, laughing often with your 50+ partner is a great sign for your relationship. Joking, teasing and messing around together helps us to connect and to feel closer to each other. Moreover, it makes us happier in general. We all need some fun in life, right?

You’re on the same page regarding physical affection

This doesn't only mean sex. Physical affection (kisses, cuddles and other demonstrations of love) are key to a healthy and satisfying relationship. They help to build a strong bond between partners and can even, sometimes, play an important role in resolving conflicts! Couples who are satisfied with the physical affection that they receive (and give) feel more loved, understood and intimate, and therefore, tend to last longer.

You’re not pretending to be someone you’re not

You feel comfortable sharing things that are important to you, and your partner listens actively and shows that they really care? If you don’t feel that you have to hide who you are when you’re with them and they readily embrace all of your little quirks and idiosyncracies (whether this is your weird laugh or your cheesy taste in music), this is an excellent indicator that your relationship is destined to last.

You respect each other’s needs and differences

You share a mutual respect. You don’t try to change your partner and they don’t try to change you either. You fully accept that you are not the same person and, sometimes, you will inevitably have differing opinions. Moreover, you care for them, their feelings and their views. Respecting each other’s opinions, needs and feelings, without trying to change them or convince them to think differently, is key to a strong relationship.

You trust each other

It’s not always easy to trust someone, especially when you’re at the beginning of a relationship and you don’t know them so well. On top of that, when you are a man or woman over 50 and you have experienced disappointing or painful past relationships, you tend to be on your guard with people. However, follow your instincts. They are kind and caring and you get the impression that you can trust them? Go for it!

You have the same life goals

You make plans together, and not only for the weekend. You both think about the future and seem to be heading in the same direction, whether this means having other children (yes, some people start their families after 50) or moving to a sunnier country to live out your retirement. Having the same goals in life is one of the most important things in a relationship, no matter your age.

You have many things in common

You don’t need to enjoy exactly the same things. After all, you’re not the same person! However, sharing several common interests helps relationships to work. Not only does doing activities that you both enjoy give you more opportunity to spend exciting moments together, this also makes you feel closer to each other.Additionally, when you share common interests, you usually have plenty to talk about. If, on the contrary, you have the impression that the only topic of conversation you have is work and you often have to force yourself to think of something else to say, that’s not a great sign.

You’re both willing to work for your relationship

We never know where life will take us, but we can be certain that obstacles will appear along the way. This is particularly true when it comes to relationships. We don’t know when, and what form they will take. However, when both partners realize that what they have together is precious, and are therefore willing to work hard daily in order to make it last, then the relationship stands a pretty good chance of success.


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