You're never too old for romance!

by the Editor, SeniorInsider | Jun 02, 2011

If you are looking for love, it is important to realize that you are never too old for mature dating, whether it is through senior dating websites, friends, social groups or activities. Just because you have passed an arbitrary age boundary and are now a "senior" doesn't mean that you should stop dating. A discount ticket at the movie theater doesn't mean that you should now pull the curtains and quietly sit by yourself at home.

Freeing Up Time for Mature Dating


You are a senior and more than likely you are retired. That means you have free time on your hands, so why not get out there and date? Of course, if you have a spouse, that is another story. But for the purpose of this article we are going to assume that you are quite single and “ready to mingle!”

Mature Dating Isn't All That Different


You might be tempted to believe that mature dating and dating for seniors is somehow magically different than dating for other age groups, but this isn't the case. When it comes to dating, seniors are likely to find many of the same problems, issues and bright spots that other singles across the age spectrum find as well. This means meeting good people, bad people, people you are interested in and, of course, people that you can't stand. In short, mature dating won't be that much different in most regards than dating for any other group. This is the case regardless of what your kids or grandkids might be telling you.

Dating for Seniors: Plenty of Good Options


If you are a senior and are looking to meet people, then you are in luck, as it is easier to meet people than ever. Thanks to the Internet, dating for seniors is a far different game than in decades past. For example, there are dating services and websites that are designed specifically for senior dating. Just keep in mind that while there are lots of options and you can meet lots of people quickly, there are also still many other ways to meet people in a more traditional fashion.

The Big Three for Mature Dating and Dating for Seniors


Younger people frequently meet their future spouse's either through work, school or through friends. These are the three "big ways" that people meet one another. The simple fact is that these options still work. All three of these ways of meeting people are icebreakers of sorts, as there is something to talk about, whether it is work, school or your common friends.

Just because you are older doesn’t mean that you have to rule out these options. In fact, some seniors get a part-time job with the express purpose of meeting new people. You not only might meet someone at work, but a job is also a great way to expand your social circles.

Don't Forget to Take Advantage of Your Own Social Networks


Seniors also have other additional ways of meeting that you should take advantage of as well. Seniors, for example, have had more time to build larger social networks, and that means you know more people. By letting your friends know you are "on the market" and ready for mature dating, you might just meet that perfect someone. Additionally, your retired friends might have more time on their hands than they did when they were working, and they might relish the thought of playing matchmaker for you! This can really work to your benefit as it’s like having a de facto agent that is out there "talking you up!"

While technology certainly has opened up a lot of new options for those looking to date, don't dismiss all of the "old fashioned" ways of meeting. After all, these tried and true dating techniques worked long before anyone coined the terms "mature dating" or "dating for seniors."

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