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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

How online dating can help you meet someone who shares your lifestyle

When you have children, strong religious views or a cultural heritage that is very important to you, you may want to only meet other singles who share your lifestyle. But where do you meet these people? Through your place of worship? Through shared groups. There is another option...

Signing up to a dating site can allow you to meet people who share your values. Here are some examples of how online dating can help you find that special someone.

Meeting someone who shares your faith

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If your religion is important to you and you want to find someone special who shares your faith, online dating sites can help you narrow down your search. If you want to meet other Christian singles, the online database will match you with potential partners based on important values like kindness, spirituality, family goals and traditionalism.

It is easy to find people who are looking for the same things in life as you are – focussing on what is truly important in a relationship.

Searching for a particular ethnicity

If you have a strong cultural heritage and finding someone of the same ethnicity is important to you, you can search for singles who have the same background as you.

For example, if you are exclusively looking for Pakistani relationships eHarmony can help you find a tailor-made match, while narrowing the profiles down to those of Pakistani origin.

If you are looking for Pakistani love in the UK, online dating sites will help you find people who you share values, beliefs and attitudes with.

When searching for potential partners the sites will match you up with people who have been brought up with the same religious and cultural practices, speak the same languages and have the same family expectations as you.

Meeting other single parents

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If you are a single parent, it can be hard to maintain a relationship with somebody who doesn’t have children, as they may not understand where your priorities lie. Online dating sites have areas that are dedicated to single parents, enabling you to connect with someone who is mature and understands how hard it can be to make time for a relationship.

Dating online can be a much easier solution when looking for a partner, because you can find people from the comfort of your own home and you can network with people in your own time.

Be upfront about your needs and priorities in your profile and you will find people who respect and understand your lifestyle. You can take your time talking to people over email before meeting with them, so you can help to ensure that you won’t be wasting your time when you decide to go out for a first date.

If you are looking to meet singles who fit in with your lifestyle, online dating can be a great way to narrow down your search. Be upfront about what is important to you and what you need out of a relationship and before you know it you could be sharing a fantastic date with someone special!

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