Is there such a thing as being “too old” for something? That probably depends on exactly what’s being referred to. But when it comes to love, happiness, and joy, you’re never too old!
Perhaps you’re nearing the age of 60 and have yet to find love. Then again, maybe you found love but are now separated, divorced, or widowed. Do you consider yourself “single and looking”? Let’s face it, you deserve companionship and love as much as anyone else. Senior dating is something that takes place every day, all around the world. Why should you be left out?
Get Yourself Out There!
In order to get that first date, you have to put yourself out there. Chances are, barring any extraordinary circumstances, people will not be lining up at your door. If you’re going to find love, you have to make yourself known and available.
Though you might meet your next special someone at the library, grocery store or restaurant, you’d still need a healthy dose of effort and confidence on your part to get things going. There are dating sites for older individuals, if you feel pretty good about your computer skills and know how to navigate your way online. Some of the dating sites you can explore include the following:
- Plenty of Fish
- Senior People Meet
There might even a neighborhood “matchmaker” who can’t wait to fix you up with someone who would be “absolutely perfect” for you. You probably know of this individual. In fact, he or she is probably a very good friend of yours!
Online Dating Is not for Everyone
People typically in their 20s to their 40s have the energy and stamina it takes to pursue online dating experiences. Online dating tends to focus on the criteria those generations care about: i.e., whether having a family is in their future, their location, religion, education, occupation, looks, age, etc.
However, once people enter their 60s and beyond, other factors take precedence. Many of the just-mentioned things cease to matter as much as they used to. In your golden years, you’d likely prefer face-to-face meetings over having online acquaintances.
Here are some ways you can meet people face-to-face:
- Try in-person dating events like speed dating, for instance
- Do some community volunteering
- Get a part-time job
- Look up old friends from college or high school
- Get together with not only your friends, but with friends of theirs too
- At your local college or community center, sign up for a dance or cooking class or get involved in events
- Join clubs or hobby groups in your area
Get to Know People and Enjoy Get-Togethers at Discovery Village At The West End
As an older adult, how’s your level of socialization, or that of an aging parent or loved one? Are there fewer and fewer friends to get together with? Is it harder to go out and meet new people? Do you know that living in an independent living community offers many opportunities for socialization?
While participating in one of our fitness programs, dining during mealtimes, and generally walking about our community, you will also be able to get together with friends and meet new people courtesy of our Celebrations Activities and Events here at Discovery Village At The West End.
With our Celebrations program, you can maintain an active lifestyle. Coordinated by our full-time Activities Director, this program consists of a vast array of activities and events. From our wellness center exercise classes to card games or arts and crafts, there’s always something fun going on. Explore something new every day. Mingle with your neighbors. Whether you’re out in town or in our community, you’ll never run out of things to do.