How to meet people when you’re over fifty

Dating

Meeting people is not easy, especially as you get older and more set in your ways. In fact, for many, meeting people is almost impossible once you pass the age of fifty. We are talking here, of course, about meeting people from a relationship perspective. People on the wrong side of fifty are either folk who have never settled down with anybody and now feel that they never will; or they are people who have been in long-term relationships that have ended (often badly), and now returning to the dating game is so foreign and daunting that they just don’t want to do it. But meeting people as you get older doesn’t have to be hard, many have managed it before and many will in the years to come. There is no point giving up and getting old alone, keep trying… here are a few pointers to help put you on the path to love.

Just call me, maybe

Escorts often have a bad name, but that doesn’t have to be the case at all. If your goal is to get out and have some fun with a companion of the opposite sex, does it really matter if you have to pay for that pleasure. Sometimes the easiest way to find a date for dinner, or for the theatre is to search online for something like, ‘mature escorts Sydney’. You will probably be surprised by how many options present themselves. But be smart, if you are an older person, you could ask for an escort thirty years your junior; but is that really what you want? If you are looking for companionship and a way to get your dating confidence back, then pick somebody more age appropriate, you might be surprised just how much you enjoy it.

Embrace the internet

These days there are lots of online apps and platforms that specialize in match-making. Things like Tinder are very common these days and it is how the younger generation meet people. It might seem completely foreign to you; but try it. What these platforms are, are no-fuss forums to meet people who are also looking to meet people. They take the awkward out of meeting, they provide a safe space to chat online and, only then, if you want to take it further, you can.

Join an interest group

You are older than you once were and almost certainly there are passions or interests that you once held dear, but which got pushed to the back of the line as you got older and other priorities kicked in. Rekindle those interests and find groups or clubs where you can get involved. Meeting other singles in things like hiking clubs, birding groups, dating, photography classes etc is very easy. It is also low pressure and you are getting added benefits of doing something you enjoy at eth same time. But be smart about it, for instance if you are looking to meet men, don’t join a quilting guild. Also, if you spot somebody who you think has potential, be smart, don’t come on too strong, take it easy and win them over slowly – you must avoid coming across as desperate at all costs.