Many of us, when we are over 50 or over 60 find ourselves without a partner and wishing to find one.Regardless of how happy we are being single or whether we have come to terms with bereavement or divorce, regardless of how wide our social circle, we may still seek a degree of sharing and intimacy that is not met by family and friends.
If you are still unsure if it is right for you and would like to know more read Carol Dix's Ultimate Guide to 21st Century Dating.
See our Guide to Forming Friendships which includes ideas for meeting people by joining in with activities, sports and hobbies, as well as through travel, social and other networks and clubs.
Some of the ways we might meet a potential partner are listed below: So, the message is, “Get out as much as you can.” Join anything that may interest you, contact your friends, say "yes" to every reasonable invitation.
We may not necessarily see that person as the person we are dating or even as a potential life partner, but know we would be at a loss without him or her in our life.
Each relationship takes its own path, the one that is right for us at the time.