Are you over fifty, single and can’t seem to find a date? Do you feel like your family and friends think you are lonely and pathetic? Have you looked around your house and found you have somehow acquired about fifty cats and don’t really know why?
It’s time for you to get out there and start dating or at the very least meeting people. Before you do please get rid of that cat smell and find some very nice families, hopefully many of them to take the cats off your hands.
If this is you and you don’t know where to start, you are in luck because I am here to help. Well, with the dating part anyway, I can’t help you with the cats, for that you are on your own. There are a wide variety of way and places for you to meet other eligible singles in your age group so you can make a great connection, a friend, and maybe even a date or two.
What’s a Website?
Some of the current bias seems to make it seem that older folks don’t either know how or want to know how to work a computer, but that isn’t you. You can find your way around the Internet well enough to get into trouble and because of that can find lots of possible connections online. Let me list for you some good ones (that’ll get your mature dating adventure rolling.)
With over 100,000 members added on a regular basis, and only offering services to members who are in an older age range, seniormatch is a great place to start. This site is one of the best to match seniors together working like other dating websites by using a profile match to find people you may be interested in.
Serving the age group of sixty plus, seniorfriendfinder has a wide variety of services that can fit your senior dating needs. Whether you are trying to just meet a new friend or trying to meet someone for a romantic holiday, they have the services you need.
Another fantastic site to try is datingforseniors. As a great site for social media or to begin an online connection this site is pure gold. You will be able to find a friend or a relationship with your own profile set up the ability to view and select other’s profiles to connect with.
Yes, literally go away. Take a trip somewhere that involves the idea you might actually meet some new and interesting people, hopefully in your age group, and have the opportunity to make a connection. One of the best possibilities here is to take a cruise to some places you have never been.
At the very least, you will see some new and beautiful places in the world and hopefully be able to forget about the fifty cats you had to give away last week. On a cruise you can meet lots of new and interesting people as well and because you are all on the ship while it sails the opportunity to get to know new people is endless.
Once you go on your trip, it doesn’t have to be a cruise, take the time to book a weekend to meet up with the person you have found a connection with. Maybe you meet for a romantic getaway weekend or it could be for some friendly fun, but either way you are on your way to no longer being lonely and have now made a new friend along the way.
Hitting the Clubs
Not actually the bar scene or night clubs, but rather a club of people in your age group geared toward a goal or having a shared interest. If you love to garden, join a gardening club, if you love to read, join a reader’s circle, if you love to sit on the couch watching TV and eating chips, sorry I don’t have a club for you, you really need to get out and find a new interest.
Whether you have decided to join a club doing something you already enjoy, or chose instead to learn how to do something new, a club can be a fantastic place to meet new people and learn new skills. Make sure you keep an open mind and an open heart and you will find one or more people in the club to make a friendship with that just might lead to dates in your future.
Raise Your Hand
Put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care’.whoops, wrong crowd, but maybe not. Getting out there and volunteering with a group, church, or cause can be a fantastic way to meet people your age, of all ages really, but many seniors will volunteer their time and services as they get into retirement.
Make sure you believe in or want to participate in the work the organization is doing as this is the expectation, they are not there to be your dating service. As long as you do really want to participate, meeting the people you volunteer with can be a wonderful and rewarding experience.
After all this great advice so far are you still sitting on your couch watching TV and eating chips? Do you still smell cats all over your house? Why? Ok, maybe you aren’t quite sure what to do yet, but let me give you one more bit of advice.
Get, Get, Get
The three gets of meeting people, no matter what age, but especially if it’s been many years since you tried to meet new people, or even had to . Get up, get out, and get involved.
Get up off the couch and dressed to go in public. Get out of your house and go do something, it really does not matter what you do, just something with other people involved. Get involved, don’t stay in your head or your own world, start conversations with others, you will be surprised by the fun you might have.