I receive far too many emails that state something like this, “I just turned 71. I’ve been single for 10 years. I’ve given up on meeting a mate.” Emails similar to the one above come from widows, widowers, divorced people, and sometimes from people who’ve never married. The common thread is loneliness; they would like to have someone in their lives, but finding someone seems impossible. So, they don’t try. Yes, the dating world for people age 60-plus can appear bleak. But, in
Seniors often ask me for dating tips. What can they do as they grow older to meet a prospective mate? Here are my 14 G’s for senior dating. 1. Get off couch and out of the house. This advice is always the first I mention. It’s so simple and yet so important 2. Get involved in activities you enjoy where you will meet new people. Unsure of where to go? Check out www.Meetup.com for a list of clubs and activities in your area. There are thousands of activities across the USA. Gra
I have often stressed to older singles the importance of getting involved in activities and making new friends. This week, Lynda, one of our newest Champs, emailed asking for advice on how to do that.
Lynda said: “I was a single mom for 17 years and was very involved in my children's lives and their activities. I have had the same type of work for 32 years and have moved a lot due to a military way of life. When I was in my 20s and 30s, making friends happened without even
Nearly every Friday for 15 years, I’ve published and emailed a weekly newsletter called On Life and Love After 50. One of my long-time subscribers is Pat, who became a widow shortly after the newsletter started, and lived in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. In 2005, Pat, sent me an email saying she had met a wonderful man named Len on a website called BikerKiss.com. She wrote, “I had not heard of that website until a girlfriend, who had just bought a motorcycle, told me about it. I