So what’s a midlife woman who was raised in a world where men were “supposed” to make the first move do?Here are a few ideas to help you get the hang of dating after 60.Second, even if you don’t meet anyone, working out is important for every aspect of your health after 60 – mental, physical, and emotional.
If you love sports, buy a ticket to an event that you love. They also have events for men and women our age and can be a great opportunity to meet new people, whether you are looking for love or not.Many men love to work out, so, a great place to meet them is at the gym.Online dating fills a gap for women who are more uncomfortable meeting new people in person.There are lots of choices, like Match.com, where you can freely browse hundreds of profiles.Another place to meet interesting men is the good old standby, the coffee shop. Sometimes just asking whether the chocolate muffins are any good is enough to start a great conversation. You’re not looking for the love of your life (although it would be nice to find him).
Many men come in every day to get their cup of chai or latte. Start a casual conversation with the man standing in line and smile! At this point, you’re just looking to make a friendly connection.Dating coaches take a more positive stance on dating after 60.They explain that a change in mindset is essential for women over 60 who want to find romance.Social media has opened wonderful doors of connection, so, don’t be afraid to look up a single high school friend and even consider attending your next reunion or class event.Use Linked In to casually say hi to interesting men you’ve met at events.In my recent interview with dating coach, David Wygant, he suggested that men are often the ones who lack confidence and suffer from fear of rejection.