Bette Davis was right when she said that getting old is not for sissies. Many women that have tried senior dating would not argue with that statement. While the number of men has lowered the chances of finding a partner, there has also been huge changes in the way humans engage with each other. For many women entering the senior dating over the 40s is challenging, as a lifetime of love and loss can cause them to become unwilling and distrustful of men.
Many dating coaches are finding that dating after the age of sixty is a lot of fun for women. In many cases, men over sixty have a higher fear of rejection and are the ones that suffer a profound lack of confidence. This is why senior dating sites have become so popular with many seniors. So, what are women who were raised in a world where men were “supposed” to make the first move? Here are some ideas to help you get into the senior dating game.
Practice Online with Men from Your Past
Social media is a great way to reconnect with people from your past, so do not be afraid to look up some of your old high school or college friends. You can also use LinkedIn to find and say hi to men that interest you from other events like business meeting that you go to. In many cases, you will find out if they are in a relationship, so start being friendly since you can never be sure if someone is in a relationship until you ask.
Asking friends if they know someone who is single that would be a match for you can also be a quick, easy way of meeting new people.
Pets and Grandchildren
A pet or a grandchild can give you a natural and comfortable energy about you. Many times, the best time to meet new people is on the weekend and with a pet. If you have a dog, maybe it’s time to try out a new park. Cats also work if you can teach them to walk on a leash, which can take time. Just think about all the people that will want to talk to you about you walking a cat. You could also borrow your friend’s dog if you do not have your own. If you have grandchildren, a trip to the park or going shopping can bring a smile to your face, and you may find that you meet new people at the same time.