Close encounter of the first kind

Where is the best place to meet those ‘silver-ish’ foxes…

We’re all connected to each other – in fact everyone and everything is fewer than six steps away. Why, then, can it be difficult to meet someone special? Especially when the world we live in never stops moving. How are we expected to talk if we don’t stop to interact? We meet people every day, though none of them strike out.

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There are places though, situations and environments that are perfect for an encounter and to talk. On the terrace of a café for instance. Taking time out for yourself can ironically lead to sharing a moment with a complete stranger. It’s a break from your routine, enjoying

the moment as you read your book and drink your warm smoky coffee. And you won’t be alone. Many other people are appreciating the same thing. All you need next is a moment of distraction from your book, lift your head up, and look around until you share a glance with the person next to you. A smile and now any word is the start of a conversation.

Online dating for over 45s

Nope,online dating for over 45s is not for new kids on the block – an increasing number of ‘silverish foxes’ are finding companionship or something more online. No longer seen as voyeuristic, meeting someone online has become the accepted norm as much as texting.

Express yourself…it’s one-on-one…

On the same level, opportunities abound from any extra activity, albeit from work and home. Leaving home and work is essential to not feel cloistered in your life. Walking back and forth to your job is not enough to breathe. Call it what you like, a hobby, a personal project or pastime, is crucial. Compare it with a giant playground if you will. So, a book club, cooking lessons, yoga or playing hockey has to be a place to develop and express yourself freely and fully. As long as you enjoy yourself, the positive vibrations are bound to attract people to you.

Getting social at social events…

Wine tastings are perfect for meeting people, especially those aged 45 and over. Everybody gathers for one purpose only: wine! It obligates people to exchange thoughts and opinions, encouraging natural conversation. It is the opportunity to share a first glass of wine and, if it goes well, maybe share a second one another time.

Carry on cruising…

Holidays can be social events, especially when cruises are on the cards. Like a gig – but better – on water – you have the run of a big boat. Who knows who you could meet?! And, if sunbathing’s not your scene, then suave socialising below decks could always open up more dating opportunities.

Going local…

Despite many local pubs going under, ‘your local’ or café can be a suitable place for paths to cross. And it can include anywhere you go on a daily basis: The shop down the road, where you buy the milk (because one of you children finished it the night before and forgot to tell you). How about the market where you buy those sweet scented red apples..?

Just remember: There’s an amazing number of people on this planet – 7bn to be precise.

Maybe your someone special is only a step away…