As someone reaches their golden years, they have lived a long life. They’ve had many experiences, have had love and maybe even lost it a few times. Whatever your circumstance is, whether you were divorced, widowed, or simply never found someone that made your heart sing; LoveBeginsAt.com believes that this chapter of your life is about reinvention and enjoying the things you never got to do while you were younger. The best part is, you can do it all with someone special by your side.
Now, you may be thinking that it is impossible to meet someone at your age. To that we say, “Hog-wash!” As a sophisticated single over 60, the world is still your oyster. Just think of it this way… By dating and starting a new relationship during your golden years, you can cut out all the mind games that 20-somethings tend to deal with. You don’t have to worry about starting a family and settling into a career like the 30-somethings, and you don’t have to go through the rocky years of dealing with empty-nest syndrome, preparing for retirement, and the midlife-crisis stage that hits in the 40s and 50s. As someone who has passed all those stages in life, you can really sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of someone who is on the same page. Oh… And did we mention that sex after 60 can be phenomenal and you don’t have to worry about pregnancy scares?
We won’t lie, getting back into the dating pool can be scary, no matter what age you are. If you’ve been married for a long time and only recently been single, it will take some getting used to. With the internet changing the way people date, it can feel like a while new world. Here are some useful tips that may help you feel a little more at ease.
Realize what you want. If you are looking for someone to spend the rest of your life with, then you need to let whomever you’re interested in know. Granted not in the first message exchange, but somewhere down the road. Of course, if you just want a companion to go to the museum with or to have brunch with, that is okay too!
Keep an open mind. The dating world has changed a lot since you may have last dated. Online dating is becoming a common way people meet one another and form relationships. While we encourage you to be cautious to avoid getting hurt by people who are looking for vulnerable folks, we hope that you will keep an open mind, because not everyone is looking to hurt you. In fact, there are some pretty awesome people out there waiting to meet someone special, just like you.
Listen to your gut. If something feels off to you about the person you are talking to, trust that instinct and cut off communications. You don’t want to end up being taken advantage of and hurt. Your instincts are your greatest weapon when it comes to dating, so never try to rationalize something if it doesn’t seem right.