The Concept Behind 50 Dates at 50
The initial idea behind 50 Dates was to create a place for people to share dating stories. If you set up an average of one new meetup date every other week, that’s 26 per year. After four years, you can exceed 100. Each of those meetups has a story.
In the early days, there are a lot of one-and-done meetups. This is due to the learning curve involved with online dating. In online dating, you have to acquire many skills. This starts with writing a good profile and having great pictures taken. Next is learning how to properly communicate through the website or app interface. Then you have to pull the trigger: ask for the date and set up the logistics. At the date, you must demonstrate you’ve got your act together and can hold a good in-person conversation. If things go well, you get a second date and so on. You need to get proficient with each interval before you can successfully move to the next one. This requires lots of trial and error, which means lots of rejection.
I personally got to the point where I embraced rejection. It was like a classroom with enough success along the way to keep me interested. I figured I could use the skills I’d learned to teach other men how to be more successful at online dating. The website development shifted in that direction.
However, the more dating I did, the more I really began the see the big picture. Many people find dates online, but few, it seems, are able to find quality partners. Many of the women I met while dating had very strong opinions regarding online dating. They had some great stories. Things were just not what they used to be! This showed me where the true need was for this website.
There are many dating websites and apps that help match up singles in all age groups. In our age group (40’s, 50’s and 60’s), most of us are getting second chances to find a quality person to be with. As such, 50 Dates at 50 is about learning from our life experience, growing into better people and better daters, understanding what it is to be relationship ready, and keeping long-term relationships fresh and strong. In a successful dating relationship, two people who are growth-minded and open to making small tweaks that help them become the ideal couple find and commit to each other.
50 Dates at 50 was launched in July of 2020 after twenty-plus months of development.