If you were to talk to someone about dating after 60, you will probably get a few skeptical looks and not so positive responses. Many of us believe that finding love at this late stage in life isn’t going to be easy.
Ah, as stark as you may think it to be, roughly 15% of women say they found the love of their lives around their 60th birthday. Now, those numbers are high, we know, but it is enough to give you some home, yeah?
There is a quote by Maya Angelou that says: To those who have given up on love, I say trust life a little bit.
While the quote may give off the impression that love is something that “just happens” and if we wait long enough, we will be rewarded with exactly what we’re looking for. Lots of women will say that this is certainly not the case.
When you look a little closer at Angelou’s words, you’ll understand what is really written there. Perhaps instead of giving up completely, you’ve just got to be open to the possibility; after all, love happens when you least expect it. Be that as it may, it never hurts to position yourself so that you’re at the right place and are willing to flirt a little in order to gain someone’s attention. Also, you have to be willing and even anticipate the possibility of rejection—life isn’t easy and it never guarantees smooth sailing.
So, where is the right place to men over a particular age?
- You are never too old to learn things that will enrich the quality of your life. Whether you take a wine class, cooking class, pottery or simply a class that is solely for entertainment purposes like how to write a novel, you will find someone who shares a similar interest. These types of classes are great because you already have something in common.
- Public Transportation. Before you say that public transportation is no way to meet a quality man, we think you’re judging too soon. Everyone has somewhere they have to go and taking public transportation is an environmentally friendly way to do it, especially if you live in the big city. You may be surprised that the elderly fellow across the aisle may share the same passion for traveling across the country too.
- Singles Events. These events are designed to do what you’ve been struggling with and that is by introducing you to single men over 60! These events could range from a potluck dinner, a theater outing, a cruise, and a slew of other activities. By joining a group that hosts these events, you’ll meet a number of mature men and may find the one you’ve been dreaming of. If nothing else, at least you’ll be experiencing new things, meeting new friends, and maybe even making a few new friends.
- Online Dating. This should go without saying. Online dating is one of the simplest and most convenient ways to meet a man with the specifications that you want in a guy, and you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas. Online dating may be the easiest and best way to meet single men today.