As we get older, we still have a need for closeness and companionship.
Many older people find themselves newly single, or simply decide now’s the time to find a partner.
Don't worry; romance and chemistry are still the key ingredients.
These days the trend in dating, for older seniors, is geared more toward having fun and companionship, rather than for casual sex or marriage.
You could join: Many local newspapers have a personal ads section (sometimes called a ‘lonely hearts’ or ‘would like to meet’) where you can put a short message about yourself and what type of person you would like to meet.Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to meet someone right away.It won't happen overnight, but keeping active and staying positive will help you to enjoy this time Online dating is now one of the most common ways to meet a partner and some dating sites are aimed specifically at older people. Plenty of specialist sites cater to specific interests or backgrounds, such as faith or ethnicity.Once you feel ready to think about a new relationship you may be wondering where to begin.Be assured that there are lots of ways you could meet someone.Today's seniors have probably noticed that some of the traditional dating rituals may have changed.Now we have Internet dating, speed dating and lunch dating.If you’ve been bereaved, you may need to give yourself a chance to adjust to what has happened.See our pages on bereavement for more information about coping with loss.It can be exciting to find people with similar interests to you and to receive messages and emails from them.Taking time to exchange messages with someone will help you to work out if you like them enough to arrange a phone call or a face to face meeting.