How to find love in later life

Dating at any age can be scary, but if you’ve been married for years and have been recently divorced or widowed, the thought of getting back in the dating game can be even scarier. Everyone deserves love, not matter what age you are, so if you’re feeling like you’re ready to find love again we’re here to help.


Why dating in your 60’s is better than in your 20’s?

If you’re haunted by horror stories of past dates from your 20s or 30s, we’ve got some good news. Many people find dating in later life easier and a lot more enjoyable. So, why is dating in you’re 60s better than in your 20s?

Less pressure

Firstly, there’s less pressure to find the perfect match. In your 20’s and 30’s you may have found yourself looking for the person you want to marry and raise children with, but without the added pressure of finding your perfect person you can take your time and really get to know the people you are meeting without feeling pressured to settle down ready to raise kids together. 

Less time-wasting

In your 20s and 30s, you’re may have been still figuring out who you are and want you want from life, whereas in your 60’s you know yourself a lot better, meaning you won’t have to waste time on people who are just not right for you.

More time

Whether you’re completely retired or still at work, you may find that you have a lot more time to go on dates with more money to spend to really enjoy yourself and you may find that with fewer commitments you can spend time getting to know each other. 


The best way to find a date

Online dating

Online dating has been a popular choice for many years, there are lots of websites and apps you can sign up for that will ask you some questions and give you the opportunity to meet potential partners. If you’ve been single for a long time, you may have found friends and family encouraging to set one up, and many people have found their perfect match this way. The best way to find you’re the right website or app is to trail a few, you can find reviews online for many different websites and find the best one for you.

Join clubs

If online dating isn’t your speed, then joining clubs in your local community, especially those targeted to single people are a great way to meet people more naturally. You can get to know people in person and the great thing is, if you meet at a club, you already know you have a shared interest. This can be a great way to meet friends as well as potential partners.

At our retirement villages, we host several different activities and clubs which can be a great way to meet people. We pride ourselves on having a real friendly, community spirit – the perfect place to meet the person of your dreams.

Ask your friends and family

You may be thinking that you couldn’t think of anything worse than being set up on a date by you friends and family. But chances are if you let them, they’ll pick someone you have stuff in common with – who’s know you better than the people closest to you. If you feel nervous going on a one-on-one date with someone, then why not go out as a group this way there’s less pressure and even if things don’t work out you’ve had a good night with friends.

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