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  1. Dating again and new relationships after 50: are all the good men taken?

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    Article by Andrea Fritz It’s difficult to walk back into the dating scene after many years of being away from it. The years can knock your confidence and self-assurance. In fact, a lot of women are so intimidated by the very prospect of dating again that they shut off the possibility altogether and give up on finding any new relationship. Another firm belief in the minds of those dating again in later years is that all the good men have gone: swallowed up in happy marriages. But this attitude is neither helpful nor particularly accurate. Here are a few ways to start dating again and finding a good man for yourself… Love yourself It might sound like...
  2. Dating over 50: What NOT to do on a first date – from a man’s perspective!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Most of my single female friends complain that there seems to be a lack of ‘good’ men who are single, available and willing to date women over 50. I am always being asked ‘surely you must know someone normal you can introduce me to?’. I was surprised to have recent conversations with some single male friends who seemed to be of a similar opinion – but in reverse. They seem to feel it’s impossible to meet single suitable women to form lasting relationships with. And for the men they say it often goes wrong on the very first date. So what did the men have to say about they think women are doing wrong on a first date? First date mistakes Trying too hard, playing too hard and...
  3. Are you ready to start dating again after divorce, separation or partner loss?

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    Article by Teresa Welch How do you know if you are ready for dating again after relationship collapse? For some the thought of dating again fills them with dread, and for others they can’t wait to get back in the dating scene. Having suddenly become single myself after a 12 year marriage ended and with two very small children, dating was the last thing on my mind, and naively at only 34 I thought that when I was ready it would be easy. How wrong could I have been? No one tells you that your life will never be the same again. Different, but never the same. Through chance in the early day’s I did go on a couple of dates. I was going through a divorce...
  4. Does falling in love mid-life contribute to mid-life weight gain?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty If you start a relationship in your 50s, it may not be just changing hormones contributing to that fat around the middle!  It seems getting comfortable in a new relationship may also be partly to blame. 90 per cent of women put on weight when they settle down with a long term partner, with the average female gaining 16 lbs, a new survey has revealed. The study showed that a 56 per cent majority started to gain weight four to six months into the relationship; with most citing that this was when they reached the ‘comfy’ period. Romantic dinners for two Of the 1000 women surveyed 35 per cent cited an increase in cosy nights in as a key reason for their weight gain. One...
  5. Dating tips over 50. Planning your first date.

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    Dating Tips from Mary Balfour Field tested tips on setting the scene for that first date I’m Mary Balfour and my job is to help people fall in love! It can be quite tough out there for singles seeking a soul-mate in our crazy disconnected world. A lottery with few winners – as I know from my own personal experience. Quite different to the old days when your family and community lost no time in getting you matched and hitched. For 26 years now I’ve been helping singles find the solution to this dilemma through Drawing Down the Moon, which was the UK’s first personal dating agency. Also, with my Smart Dating book, videos, coaching, seminars and my internet site – www.grownupdating.com. I’m often asked about the...
  6. How Bridget Jones ‘Wobbly Bits’ can Help You Prepare for a New Relationship

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    Article by Jackie Walker After 7 years working in the field of relationships, starting with separation and divorce and now helping people navigate their relationship doldrums, rough seas or even to kick start a new relationship without fear or shame, I have created an e-programme. I’ve taken what I love most about the trainings I’ve done, the daily work I do, and translated it into everyday stories, practices and exercises.  My intention is to provide a great value product for you so that you can learn how to navigate your relationships – with yourself, your partner, family, friends and in business.  It means that this programme is a good fit with you whether you’re in a relationship or not! The basic starting point of any relationship is you.  You simply can’t have a relationship without you in it, can...
  7. Where have all the good men gone?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Where are all the good men? Are they in hiding? A question put to me by a single friend. Now in her 50s , divorced for five years, attractive , intelligent, she has gone through the rounds of internet dating, asking friends for introductions to any like candidates, joined various interest groups, yet found no one to form a relationship with. Her impression was that most of the men of her age were more interested in much younger partners, and those who were open seemed too troubled, only wanting to talk about and reflect on their own divorces.  Surely, she said, you must know SOMEONE you can introduce me too? I asked my husband to put his thinking cap on. While we could list countless single, normal, well balanced single female friends, we could...
  8. Are you Ready to Start Dating after Your Divorce in Your 50s

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Returning to dating in your 50s after a divorce can be daunting, especially after a long marriage.  The only one who will know if you are truly ready to start dating after a divorce is you, but here are some things to think about before embarking on that first date. 1. Are you ready to start dating after your divorce?  Take stock of your own emotions and what it is you really want by starting to date. What is it you want from a potential new relationship?  Are you lonely and think that dating again will help fill that void left by your ex-husband? If this is the case you may not be ready, as it will be extremely difficult for most people to meet your...
  9. Never Too Old to Love…..or Meet Your Soulmate

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    Article by Linda Evans In this extremely touching piece, Linda shows us that it’s possible to meet your soul mate at any age!  My widowed mother took a lover in her 71st year. It was to be a long and very passionate affair, one that I learnt about with far too many details and found out about when she first ‘stayed out all night’! That love affair was to redefine her in many ways. My father was a traditionalist. He felt a woman’s place was in the home, he didn’t like to travel, he didn’t encourage the intellectualism of women, (and he didn’t drink or eat fancy food either.) Her lover, a widower, had been a scientist, his wife had been one of the few women of her...
  10. Internet dating can work in your 50s, Karen shares her story

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    Article by Fabafterfifty How easy is it to meet someone in your 50s? Well, we’re happy to share a success story, where Karen in her 50s, tried internet dating and it worked for her, resulting in a happy marriage to John. Fabafterfifty asked Karen about her experience of online dating. Karen,  how long were you single? o About 3 years Had you tried dating generally before dating via the internet? o Yes.  What prompted you to try online dating? o Various friends had tried it and it seemed to be the “in” thing so I thought it was worth a go.  How would you describe your experience? o Interesting! I was amazed at the number of contacts one gets and the huge array of men – age, background, location, some of them were so interesting...
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