Although though coming out can be easier when you're surrounded by supportive friends and a loving family, that doesn't mean that everything is always smooth sailing. Sometimes, it can actually be harder the older you get. But even though the journey is difficult, you should never be afraid of embracing who you really are. There are certain struggles that come with admitting that you are lesbian later in life but there are ways to deal with them.
After coming out, one of the reasons why it's sometimes hard for us to find love — or jump back into the dating field, for that matter — is because we end up getting in our own way. It makes sense that we're so caught up in figuring out the protocol for asking a woman that we miss out on a lot of opportunities. That being said, are there any dating rules that we can follow to make playing the field easier?
Whether you're a stranger to the dating game or not, there are certain cues that you can just pick up from your partner to figure out where your date is heading. Sometimes, we spend so much time worrying over how well things are going (or if they can read the nervousness plastered all over our faces) that we ignore the telltale signs that show us just how interested our date is. When it comes to lesbian love, this isn't any different.
Dating after a long break is tough under any circumstance. Whether you've just gotten out of a long term relationship with your girlfriend or you've been focusing on other aspects of your life, the rules of dating change as time goes by. As a newly single woman, you're ready to mingle.. but the problem is you don't know how. If you've been out of the dating pool for awhile, it's completely understandable that you find it scary to step back in. However, you shouldn't let that stop you from finding love and having the time of your life.
Although a lot of progress has been made in the fight for equality, coming out of the closet is still a hard experience to go through. Telling friends and family members that you're gay is tough under the best of circumstances — Can you imagine doing so when you're an older adult?