Finding love in retirement

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Have you found yourself single in retirement? Would you love to meet someone to spend your days with? Don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s too late to find love and companionship in your golden years. There are plenty of inspirational stories of couples who’ve found each other well after 60. If you’d like to be one of them, here are some ways to expand your social circle and hopefully meet your future significant other.

Join a group or club

It’s always a good idea to try to meet people who share similar interests to you. So, whether you enjoy gardening, reading, bridge, bird-watching or photography, there’s likely to be a club that you can join. At worst, you’ll make some new friends and at best, you’ll meet someone you connect with. If you’re an Evergreen resident, look into the clubs and groups in your village – there’s sure to be one that sparks your interest.

Get a little help from your friends

One of the most natural ways to meet someone is through mutual friends. While you may not feel comfortable sharing your search with your social group at large, you could ask one or two close friends if they know someone who they feel would be a good match for you. You can then meet them in a relaxing and non-intimidating environment like a group dinner or lunch.

Try online dating

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could consider joining an online dating service – there are even sites that cater specifically for seniors. If you’re unsure of how to get started, ask a tech-savvy friend to help you set up an account. Be sure to select a reputable service and always be cautious about giving out any personal information online. Most sites offer dating safety tips and it’s worth reading them before you create your profile.

Get involved in your retirement village

If you’ve settled down in a retirement village, get involved with your community. Be open to meeting new people, accept invitations for coffee or lunch, and take part in social events and gatherings. At the very least, you’ll get to know your neighbours and make new friends.