Life works in many different ways for all of us. Whilst some of us have someone we share our lives with, a lot of us still end up single by the time we reach our 60’s. This occurs for many reasons. Loss, divorce or just sheer stubbornness and lifestyle decisions can lead a woman to be single in their mature years. And whilst a lot of us singles have gone to enjoy our lives as they are, others are feeling like they are missing something, or more precisely, someone. This is the point when we consider the idea of getting back into the dating scene. But getting back into dating can sometimes be a bit of a shock to our system.
Our creature comforts stay with us
Those of us who have spent long enough being single to know that it is easy to stay anchored into our own lifestyles. One of the greatest aspects of being single is that we get to only rely on ourselves, and that we don’t need someone else’s approval for everything we decide to do. This form of freedom is often compromised when we decide to let someone into our lives, but as much as we feel that we lose freedom, we should look at what we gain from having a partner.
Being with someone makes a happier life
Companionship is something we can go a long time without, but we only realise how much we have missed when people do get back into our lives. As nice as it is to live for ourselves, it feels even better to live for someone else. Caring about somebody not only feels great, seeing them happy is the best reward we can get. The idea that someone is here for us means that they can look after us during times of need. Sometimes, we get too used to the idea of being lonely, but the truth is that having a person to share our thoughts with makes the quality of our day-to-day lives so much better.
Some of us might think that we have not much to offer, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our age and experience makes us better, we have lived longer and therefore we have a lot more to give than our younger counterparts. So when it comes to dating, we should rest assured that we are indeed a great catch. And this applies physically as well as psychologically: we still look great and we have plenty to offer.
Searching for a new partner
Once we understand that we are a great catch, we can start looking at getting back into the dating scene. Going out and joining an activities club is a great way to meet local people of our age, and by doing so we realise that we are not the only ones in our situation. In fact going online and seeing how successful over 60 dating sites are shows us that mature dating works. This really opens our eyes to the idea that dating in our 60’s is well and truly available, and there is no reason why we should spend all our time alone.