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Finding Love at any Age...

Photography by Cliff Watts.

Tina Knowles Lawson on finding love again at 58, and marriage at 61: "You can find love at any age, you just have to go for it."

Tina Knowles finalized her divorce from ex Matthew Knowles in 2011 says, "I want to inspire women. I remember having conversations with my kids and saying, 'Where am I going to meet somebody at 58 years old?' But she didn't feel defeated for long: " I started doing the things I loved doing again. I reconnected with old friends that make me happy. And God sent somebody in my life."

On April 12, 2015 Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson tied the knot in an intimate yet elegant ceremony on a Yacht in Newport Beach, California; surrounded by family and friends. This year, marks their 5 year wedding anniversary.

When is the Right time to move on after being widowed or divorced? The answer is every situation is different. Someone may have lost a spouse but understands the value of being in a loving relationship, whereas someone else may have been through a bitter long drawn out divorce that has left them without a lot of resentment and anger.

Once you are ready to move on and have opened you heart and mind to loving someone else here is some advice on how you can navigate through your next serious relationship:

  1. Believe it or not, there are men in their 40s. 50s. and 60's who are looking for love.

  2. Dating is a process, you may not find the next person you are meant to be with on the first, second or even third date.

  3. The myth that the perfect man exists is just that, a myth. There are no perfect men, but there is a man out there who is perfect for you.

  4. View your previous marriage and relationships, as life experiences, not baggage; and realize that with age comes wisdom.

  5. Do the things you love like going to the park, visiting museums, taking a sip and paint class, but don't shy away from age appropriate dating apps.

  6. Take joy in the fact that at this stage in your life, you are or are becoming the best version of yourself.

  7. Dating in your 40's and beyond is usually not about finding your firsts, its about finding you nexts and your lasts...

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