Do you have a local senior dating group? I bet you do! These groups are fast becoming the "must have" of any decent neighbourhood.
In the olden days, life was much simpler. Everyone knew everyone else so if you were looking for a relationship, you just put a discrete word out and lo and behold your knight on his shiny black horse would appear.
Times have moved on but there is no reason why your knight or princess cannot show up today albeit in a four wheel drive or similar vehicle. How do you find a match in this busy world of ours? Join a senior dating group!
Perhaps you are not looking for a long term partner but would love the chance to meet people to go on dates with. You might like to go to a film, theatre, picnic or perhaps even a holiday. Everyday activities that may be just a little more interesting if you had someone to share them with.
A senior dating service is ideal as the members are generally going to be a similar age and share similar beliefs both culturally and religiously. In some dating groups you can be very specific regarding the qualities of your ideal mate. For example, if you don't have children, you may not relish the thought of taking on someone else's large family.
Dating services for seniors are booming as more and more people are living longer and looking to enhance their golden years. They have reared their families and/or their careers are now completed. So now they have plenty of spare time and in a lot of cases, financial resources but just need someone else to share the moment with.
Older people have a different approach towards love and relationships. They have probably learned that physical beauty is only skin deep and while being attracted to the other person is very important, they do not need to resemble the latest fashion icon or supermodel. Hopefully both parties will have grown to accept their grey hair and wrinkles!
As we get older, compatibility and shared values become much more important. While older people can obviously still become intimate, they are less likely to be lead by their hormones as your average teenager. They will have already dealt with the issues caused by wanting kids or work/life balance. They do not face the same hurdles as younger people when it comes to finding a suitable partner.
But it is not all plain sailing. As we get older, we can become more set in our ways and less adaptable to change. After being alone, it can be difficult to open up your life to others. We may also have children or grandchildren who may believe that we should be spending the remainder of our days on the porch in the rocking chair.
But you will never know who you might meet or what experiences you could have until you try. So get those glad rags on and join your local senior dating group today.