Dating and the Over 50s.

Once over the age of 50 many singles will feel that it’s impossible to meet that special someone. There are so many people that think this way, so they often give up on the idea of romance and stay alone. Who really wants to go into their retirement years alone? Rather than give up, if a relationship is something that you would like to have in your life; be proactive and find ways that you can meet others like you.

By the time you reach your fifties you are most likely looking for very different things in a potential partner than you may have looked for when you first started dating many years ago. This isFinding romance over 50 going to particularly applies if you are looking for a serious long term relationship.

Before you even start your search it’s a good idea to know what type of relationship you would like to find.  Do you want to meet someone as a friend, or rather have a casual relationship with someone to go out with occasionally, or are you looking for a potential marriage partner?

As intimidating as the process of finding someone may seem the rewards will make it all worth it if you find a great new romance.  The over 50s group are not likely to be at night clubs or hanging around bars in the hopes of meeting their ideal partner. So where will they be? Just as you are probably looking for more depth and companionship in this new partner; you will also need to look in different places to meet them. A lot of people are going on line in the hopes of making the right connection, there’s little doubt that online dating is continuing to grow and especially in the over 50s age group.  But I have to wonder how many of the members actually go out of their way to physically meet someone.  Remember there are so many other ways of meeting people, really meeting people, not just chatting by email.

What are you interests? Joining groups and going places where there are activities going on that you are interested in is a great place to start. If you are into sports get out and get involved. Whether it’s tennis, golf, hiking, biking there are sure to be clubs or groups in your area where you will find people with similar interests. There are community centers offering all sorts of courses from cooking classes, photography and art. Also a great place to meet people and make friends is at dance lessons, especially when you sign up for a course of lessons when everyone starts off at the same time, this way you get see each other on a regular basis and learn together.

Many of the senior centers have great activities and often have good cafeterias where they have meal specials that often attract a number of people and it’s not just seniors either.  Seniors centers aren’t just there for the real elderly that go to; people meet there to play chess, cards and all sorts of activities. There are usually regular dances at the senior centers too. If you like to exercise, join a gym.
Walking is great for your health and fitness as well as for meeting people, and if you have a dog to take walking this is a great ice breaker.

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  1. As an over 50 myself, I agree with the comment you made
    “Before you even start your search it’s a good idea to know what type of relationship you would like to find.”
    A lot of my friends are just looking for a companion, someone to go out with to theaters and shows etc. I wonder how many over 50’s are just too scared to try in case they get in over their head with a relationship that is just a bit too involved?

  2. I found a great club concentrates on singles over 50 and admirers who more closely meet the age range that members are most interested in seeking for friendship, love and romance… I think it’s a great place, but I don’t know if it fit for everyone, certainly you can try it__SeekSeniors.com__ …..Good luck!

  3. Thanks for the Post, thanks for your useful Post. I will come back later . Also great information about dating : Singles

  4. Hi Shirley,

    Lots of great advice there.
    Your point about internet dating is an interesting one, I’m Community Manager of an online dating and networking site for baby boomers called http://www.50and.com.

    Most of our members make it clear that they are definitely not looking for email penpals, the word that keeps coming up in profile descriptions is “companionship”. We’ve had members organise get togethers in their local area, making it easier to cross that online to offline bridge when in a group setting. Many over 50s are very tech savvy and see the internet as just another tool in their armory to find someone special.

    Great site you have here 🙂

    All the best,
    Jo

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