We all want love, whether we’re 16 or 60, and that very same desire to be loved is what makes us (sometimes endlessly) search for that one special person. Dating sites (specifically ones designed for senior dating) made the whole ritual much easier, and thus changed the way the game is played forever. Alas, no one reaped as much benefits as women over 60, who claim that online dating saved their love lives.
If you’re one of these empowered women, or you’re thinking about stepping onto the dating scene once again, take these 5 helpful tips into consideration.
1. Practice, Practice, Practice!
If you’ve been out of the game for some time and forgot how to charm your way into someone’s mind (or inbox, for that matter), you have to practice! No one was born with complete knowledge of everything, especially not when it comes to romance. Not to mention that schmoozing rituals have changed greatly in the past couple of decades, so you’re probably clueless at this point. Take a deep breath, and relax. There’s an easy way to solve this and it involves practicing virtual flirting with men from your past! We’re not talking about your exes, though. You probably don’t want to go there!
You can easily look up a single high school friend or anyone from your past on social media platforms, and start up a conversation. You can find interesting people you’ve met at certain events, and don’t be afraid to chat them up! Keep in friendly from the get-go, so if it turns out that they’re married or taken in any way, you’ll find out soon enough while not making a fool out of yourself.
2. Age Doesn’t Matter
We’ve all heard this at least once in our lives, and we’re all pretty sick of it. However, that doesn’t mean that the phrase “Age doesn’t matter” is any less true. Sadly, yes, we’re all predominately characterized by one attribute on dating platforms – our age. And yes, some men prefer to be accompanied by younger women.
However, most adults over 60 are much more flexible when it comes to companionship criteria. As we get older, we stumble upon the truth about how age works – the number itself is insignificant. It’s all about how you feel and how active you are.
3. Looks Don’t Matter Either
Although physical appearance does matter to some individuals over the 60th age mark, most classify it as a much lower priority. This is due to the fact that as we get older we become more aware of the fact that someone’s good looks won’t make us feel loved or happy.
Even if someone’s physical appearance isn’t exactly your “cup of tea,” give them a chance – their personality, kindness, and character might be!
4. Don’t Meet Up for Drinks – Meet for Dinner!
To most older individuals on sites designed for dating for seniors, dinner is the most important first step towards establishing a deeper connection and companionship., and it’s no surprise that it is. Dinner plays an important role in in social lives of older adults, and most of them feel the loneliest while eating dinner alone or being at a function alone.
5. Finding Someone You Can Trust
Trust is important at any age but when it comes to seniors, who are dependent upon a fixed pension and yet someone takes advantage of them, trust has an even bigger significance. If you happen to find someone you can trust, someone who is authentically interested in you, and someone who doesn’t lie about himself, be sure that you’ve found something truly valuable. Don’t let it go.