Later in life, many older adults will start dating again. Lives and relationships change, whether due to a divorce or the death of a spouse or even if it’s just a shift in a partnership dynamic. It’s important to remember love has no expiration date and dating after 60 years of age is common. Here are a few ideas to help you navigate dating in your 60s and beyond:
Sign Up For A Club
This is one of the best ways to meet people at any age, but especially when you’re dating in your 60s. Like to give back? check out volunteering opportunities in your area. Want to stay active? Join a fitness class. Like to learn? Paint in art class or learn a new language. Older adults who participate in social engagements reap many awards like lower rates of depression and cognitive decline, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, and more.
Be Open To A Casual Relationship
Don’t feel like you have to rush into anything when you meet someone new. Remember dating in your 60s is just about getting out there and having a good time at your own pace. Take the time to get to know someone, but if you find your stars align, by all means, enjoy this new chapter!
Check Out Dating Sites and Apps
At this moment, you’re living through the golden age of online dating. Never before has there been so many options, especially for seniors. Dating sites and apps offer age-specific, interest-specific, and lifestyle specific options so you can meet singles in their 60s, singles of a specific religious denomination, or singles who are farmers.
Connect With Past Friends
Not sure if you’re ready for dating apps? Try reconnecting with friends. Worst case, you’ll get to spend quality time with a friend. Best case, you find someone who you’ll love spending your days with.
Life At Glenmeadow
Living at a senior living community like Glenmeadow is one of the best ways to foster any relationship—platonic or romantic. With plenty of social engagements, excellent local transportation to neighborhood attractions, and having your needs taken care of, you can dedicate your time to your friends and loved ones. Meet fellow residents at a community barbeque, a chair yoga class, or on a group excursion to a museum.