Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. —Ecclesiastes 4:9-12,(KJV)
People are living longer and more active lives than ever before. Thanks to increased knowledge about how to live a healthy lifestyle and advancements in modern medicine, they say “70 is the new 60.” As we arrive at our golden years, there are many advantages to dating that we didn’t have when we were younger.
When we were working full time and raising a family, the days passed so quickly that we could never seem to fit in everything we wanted to accomplish. But now that retirement is upon us, we find that there is more time on our hands to share with another person. We can travel more frequently, explore new hobbies and share all of the incredible things that life has to offer. There is a lifetime of memories, past, present and future, just waiting to be shared with a new partner.
Life’s Lessons to Guide Us
Looking back on our younger years, we realize how much we didn’t really know. But with each passing decade comes an abundance of knowledge. The phrase “If I only knew then what I know now” becomes crystal clear and it is a positive stage of our life.
Knowing what is truly important in life changes how we view life as a whole. We take time to appreciate all of the beauty around us, and no longer take simple things for granted. Having a thorough understanding of our hopes and needs also makes us more successful at choosing a compatible mate.
Senior Online Dating
Although this may seem unconventional, it is becoming increasingly popular. Setting up a profile on an online dating website is an easy way to be matched up with potential mates, while relaxing in the comfort of your own home. There is SilverSingles.com that is focused on age 50+. If you’d prefer to be paired with someone but want to meet in person instead of online, give AARP Dating a try.
One of the perks of reaching 65 years of age is senior discounts. This is another bonus of dating later in life. Upon retirement we are on fixed incomes and saving money while doing things we enjoy allows us to do more. When dating, discounts at restaurants, movie theaters and travel enable us to enjoy more while balancing our monthly income.
Meeting Spots for Seniors
Throughout life, it can be challenging to find places to meet new people. But as seniors, there is now a wide variety of options available. There are numerous structured travel opportunities that allow you to visit new places in a relaxed fashion. And, you’re meeting people who share the interest of travel with you.
If you check your local newspaper or community center, you’ll find several events especially for those of us in our golden years. And, it might be that the one special person you’ve been hoping to meet will be there waiting for you.
Companionship is human nature, regardless of our age. Living and sharing our lives with another is referenced several times in the Bible. To love, and be loved, unconditionally is one of life’s greatest blessings.