Where do seniors meet seniors?
It is a fact that more people meet online these days than at social events or even at work and this is especially true of seniors. A surprising percentage of boomers are looking for a new relationship and find it online. I can vouch for that, it is where my wife and I met six and a half years ago now and it has been the a great move for us.
Seniors Meet Seniors Online Success Story.
I had been out of a 39 year marriage and had four children Gemma had divorced 16 years before and had two children. Of course all the ‘kids’ were grown up and had relationships and families of their own. Two singles, free to find new loves and new adventures. I was 60 and had ‘run home to mom!’. It was one of my daughters who suggested that if I sat watching the TV night after night I would soon be old before my time.
Doing Nothing Was Tempting
After 40 years of ‘homemaking’ sitting still and letting the world go by was very tempting but you know it is predicted that our generation will live long lives, maybe to 100 and 40 years of being a couch potato seems more like a prison sentence than an ambition so I subscribed to a dating site.
Write an Honest Profile
Considering I had never done anything like this before I made a good decision, I had an ‘allowance’ of 1000 characters to write my profile, I would use every one of them and write a full and honest profile. I laid it all out, who I am, my age, how I got to be where I am today, what I like, what I dislike, what I do for fun, what I am looking for in a relationship all open all honest.
Look for an Honest Profile
How can you know when you are looking at an honest profile? Well you can’t. Some people are just playing around and there is nothing wrong with that – that’s what they want from the site, different experiences, a bit of fun but it wasn’t what I wanted. I was prepared to ‘kiss a few frogs’ before I found my sleeping beauty but care sifting through the replies that came in every day on my e-mail account meant I didn’t have to.
One in a Million
The site sent me some matches and one match was amazing, she had worked just as hard as I had on her own profile. The site told me she was a one-in-a-million match to me and so it turned out. We met and wooed and two years later got engaged. We married just two years ago and as you will conclude for this it was the best move I could have made.
Goodbye to the Quiet Life – Hello Adventure
Now every day is a good day, we plan our holidays, work on our business together, on our home and enjoy a fantastic ‘extended family life.
When Seniors Meet Seniors and they strike a good bond they bring something to their new relationship that they never had before – experience. Experience of making mistakes and a determination not to make those mistakes again. You might have guessed that I heartily recommend it, if you are a senior considering dating late in life don’t delay, somewhere out there is a great relationship for you and all you have to do is reach out for it and live life to the full again.
By Anthony J Bennett
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