As we live healthier, longer lives we are faced with issues that did not trouble our parents’ generation so much. Nowadays it is common for people to have gone through divorce or bereavement, and we don’t always have the cosy extended family around to fill the gap. Old age often can sometimes be seen as a time of loneliness: friends die off, family are no more and children move away. All that remains is an empty, meaningless life in front of a dying fireside – right?
Wrong! Like the rest of life, age is what you make it, and there are no rules that say that being over sixty means being any more lonely or unfulfilled than at any age – in fact it’s quite the opposite!
Over-sixty is an unparalleled opportunity to get to know more people and do more things than we ever thought possible. We can sit at home and have access to the whole world. The home computer has more power than the Soviet Union did at the height of the Cold War. The TV does things that we never even knew we wanted, the smartphone is a whole world in my pocket, and an e-reader contains more books than the library. And whatever others might say, many older people are savvy with technology.
Through the internet we can have friends all over the world. We sit in the living room and talk to people in every continent. We don’t have to be alone: we can have all the friends we need at the touch of a few buttons. Sometimes the main problem is how to shut them all out for a while and get a little peace. But remember what they say: you can be in a room full of people and still be lonely. There is quantity and there is quality; sometimes it’s also not about how many people we know; it’s about having one special person close to us. Someone to share our conversations, our daily activities, or spend some special time together.
But how do you go about finding that person? When a man or woman reaches over-sixty, they might start to feel a little out of practice with dating. After all, for some of us it might have been over forty years since we were looking for a partner. And where do we go to find a partner? For many people this is a very unfamiliar business, and so daunting that we can easily choose to give up the idea in despair. Most dating sites are designed for and used by people our grandchildren’s age. That is where a specialist dating site for the over-sixties can prove invaluable as a way of meeting the people of your dreams.
There are thousands of people, aged sixty and over, actively looking for love, romance, shared interests, companionship or just plain friendship. We don’t have to go down the disco or up the dance hall to find them: they are a special group of people who have selected themselves just because they are looking for someone special. Amongst that group there are all sorts of interests, activities, preferences and experiences; and the dating app will find you just the people who best match your own interests.