Once you get to be a certain age, it may seem like you are out of the dating scene or perhaps some activities are out of reach for you. Today seniors are living longer, healthier lives. Given the advances in medicine, nutrition and general care someone that is in their 40’s, 50’s or older no longer has to limit themselves to “safe activities”. Seniors are travelling the world by themselves, and in groups – while they may not move with the speed and agility of a 20 or 30-something, there is no stopping todays’ senior from living their life and meeting someone special if their significant other has passed away or they find themselves single for some other reason.
There are many ways senior can meet other seniors for love, romance, fun or simple friendship – not all of them involve joining any of the free senior online dating sites. Here are some great ways to meet other seniors!
Participate in social media. Facebook isn’t for young people anymore (however you want to define young). For example did you know that as of July 2017 there are 241 million Facebook users from India? There are also over 240 million American Facebook users and around the world Facebook has over 2 billion active users from virtually every country in the world. According to Statista:
- 38% of Facebook users are between 35 and 44 years of age
- 32% are between 45 and 54 years of age (or 640 million users)
- 14% are between 55 and 64 years of age (or 280 million users)
- and here is a shocking statistic, 20% are over 65 years of age (or 400,000,000 users)
If you put this into perspective and look at the 2 billion people that use Facebook there is a significant number of seniors on the social media network.
56% of the people that use FB are male, while 44% are female – so while not quite 1:1 ratio there are a lot of people you can meet on Facebook.
Creating a profile on Facebook is very easy, and while the security permissions can be daunting we will be posting more information on how you can create your secure Facebook profile so that you can meet other like minded seniors and find free senior online dating sites that offer lots of features, much better privacy and the ability to interact with people around the world.
What are your friends doing? Your friends can be a source of inspiration, and give you the opportunity to meet other like minded seniors that may also be looking for a companion. If you see friends attending an event, and it is public – go with them! You never know who you may meet!
Attend birthday parties. If you have friends going to birthday parties, and you are invited – GO! We’re not talking birthday parties for their grandchildren or children – but for others in your age group.
Volunteer your time. This is one of the best ways to make friends, both older and younger. Volunteering your time also builds community, allows you to remain active mentally and physically and gives you the opportunity to meet many new people. Building these networks can also open doors that you may have thought could never be opened.
Talk to strangers. Someone may stop you and ask for the time, or directions – while we want to be wary, there is no harm in speaking to them especially if they are in your age group — maybe they are trying to flirt with you!
Take the dog for a walk. If you have a dog, take him (or her) out for a walk or to the dog park – again, you may meet someone there that shares the same interest as you.
Take a class. Yes, classes attract a wide range of people. Look at what your local community center is offering and attend them. Many community pools also offer specific types of programs for older people. Another great place to meet someone that probably shares the same interests as you do. Also contact your local continuing education center as they offer many one-off type courses that are open to everyone in many different areas, you can call them and see if the course is suited to you and also find out the age group of those attending. Some courses are geared towards seniors.
Agree to be set-up. Yes, it’s not the best way to meet someone – but perhaps someone you know doesn’t want to see you stay alone and knows the perfect companion. There is no harm in meeting them. If the feelings are mutual, you don’t even need to try finding Free Senior Online Dating Sites because all the work was done for you. 🙂
Do things alone. This may seem counterproductive since you are trying to find a companion, but sometimes doing things alone can actually help you find some one. The thought process is that you will be more open to speaking to someone, and the opposite holds true – others will be more open to speaking with you. Sometimes going solo may make it easier for you (or the other person) to “make the moves” and flirt without having everyone question every move. Going out alone can be scary, so take a book or camera with you to keep yourself busy – someone may ask what you are reading and your friendship may build from there or ask you what you are taking pictures of and look for advice.
Regardless of what you try you need to be sincere in your approach. Most people can tell if someone is fake. If after all this advice you still want to try a free senior online dating site then visit Seniors Meeting Seniors – there are thousands of profiles of people from all around the world, there could even be someone from your street that is looking for companionship!