Finding love can prove challenging whatever your age, but as you get older if can be even more difficult so we’ve compiled some top tips for finding love in older age.
Meeting someone new during later life can seem daunting, but the truth is there are plenty of ways to make contact with people, whether you’re after companionship or something more. If you feel confident leaving the house, joining a group can help you to meet new like-minded people and make friends in an informal setting. If you sometimes feel uneasy leaving the house or if you’re prone to falls, our range of lifeline options such as the GPS tracker could offer valuable peace of mind for you and your loved ones, enabling you to get out and about.
If you have a hobby that you love, check local community boards or reputable websites to find out if any local groups meet regularly. If you feel uncomfortable at the thought of going alone, taking a trusted friend or carer with you can help to put your mind at ease and make meeting new people easier. The beauty of having a hobby means you’ll have something in common, so if you get stuck for a topic of conversation, you know there won’t be any awkward silences!
Many of us are cautious about finding love online, but there’s no longer a stigma attached to it and it’s a great way to connect with people. Many people now find it a useful way of finding love in older age and search the web to find a partner. There are a number of websites dedicated to helping people find love in older age which is a good place to start.
Remember, if anything makes you feel uncomfortable or seems too good to be true, don’t get involved. If you do decide to meet someone you have struck up a relationship with online, take someone with you; meet in a public space and always alert friends and family as to your whereabouts. It’s also worth reading about romance fraud if you’re contacting people online so you can be prepared and avoid unnecessary heartache.
One of the easiest ways to meet people is through mutual friends. If you love to socialise, be sure to make the effort to meet companions regularly and make it known you’re open to meeting new people. If you don’t get the opportunity to see friends regularly, consider taking up an activity such as volunteering. Not only does it give you the chance to meet new people, it can help to combat loneliness. If you’re finding it hard to move on from a previous relationship or you are widowed but would like to meet someone, starting by making new friends can be reassuring.
One of the key ways to ensure you give yourself the best chance of finding love in older age is to meet new people. Often, it’s tempting to get stuck in a convenient routine, and while you may meet someone while doing your weekly shop, chances are if you stick to the same routine, you’re limiting your chances of meeting someone new. If you have a dog you walk daily, or a coffee shop you visit regularly, consider switching up where you go and what time. Local cafes and community events such as charity coffee mornings or village fayres can also be great places to meet friendly people who live locally. If you feel anxious about leaving the house due to mobility issues, lifeline support could enable you to feel more confident and safe.
Don’t forget, finding love in older age doesn’t have to be difficult. It isn’t just about where you look, either; it’s about the signals you give off to potential partners. Remember to smile, show interest in people and don’t lose hope if you don’t meet someone you click with straight away!
To find out more about gaining confidence both inside and outside the home, contact us to find out how lifeline support could transform your life.