Dating for older people

I have published a few articles on dating recently and now I have another one. This time I’m going to cover dating for the more mature people – meaning those in their 40s, 50s, 60s; yes older people need some fun in their lives too and I believe it’s never too late or too old to meet that special person.

Like all types of dating and ages when dating, older dating comes with both pros and cons. The advantages being that it’s possibly easier to find relationships as most people in the older age groups are no longer wanting casual fun or one night stands. It’s also easier to spot warning signs and does seem that bit safer when you are older. The disadvantages being self confidence for one – being older and single may make you think that you will never find anyone or that you are past it. Then of course comes actually knowing where to look for a date. I am 41 and know exactly which websites to go on to look for a date. I’m also a whizz on the whole computing & tech but would a person in their late 60s beable to say the same?

The majority of older single people will have already had their fair share of relationships and will probably also have children and even grandchildren. It’s a good chance they have been married, divorced or even sadly widowed and are now ready to take that first step to finding that special someone to spend the rest of their years with. No one really liked the thought of spending forever on their own or single, I certainly don’t and I know that my mother; who is in her 60s and single gets very lonely and often worries that she won’t find anyone at her age. I was therefore really surprised to stumble across a few senior dating sites over 60 websites designed in mind for people just like my mum who are over 60 years old.

This website actually has 3 different age bands to it. Being 40, 50 & 60s. Obviously I’m far too young to use the 60s area myself but I have had a good browse. You do need an email to sign up, but it seems pretty straightforward with lots of useful info. They even appear to host various group meet ups too which can be helpful if you feel quite isolated. I’ve seen these on a few other dating sites and they can be good for just making friends too.

I actually dread the thought of turning 60, I’m 19 years off which may sound like a long time but in reality it isn’t. What I dread even more is turning 60 and still being single. My children will have flown the nest by then. I’ll probably have grandchildren too and lots of time by myself so being alone is not something I wish to be at that age. I’ve never even been married and sometimes that does bother me. I always dream of being a bride and I don’t want to leave that too late.

Now of course, just because a woman is in her 40/50/60s, this does not mean that she should be limited to only men of similar ages. Many women actually prefer a much younger model and for many different reasons. These reasons include – younger men having more energy, less hassle, more fun, better looking, don’t want relationships etc and lots more reasons besides. Younger males seek out older women for don’t many reasons too – including more mature, more sexually experienced, intelligence, and yes even for the money sometimes too unfortunately.

Would you believe there is even a dating website especially for Older women dating younger men. The women who prefer younger men even have their own group name or title too – known as cougars. Women can sign up to this website and browse for younger guys and vice versa (guys sign up to find more mature ladies).

Personally I would not want to date a guy that is much younger than myself. I think the youngest I would date would be around 35 years, therefore just six years difference but I do know a few of my friends have dated and even had relationships with men that are much younger than them and stayed together for many years too. It just goes to show that age does not really matter when it comes to dating, relationships, love and finding that special soul mate. As the saying goes – there is someone out there for us all. I just hope I find my soul mate one day soon.

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