Ah, the good life. You’re retired (or almost retired), your kids are grown, and you’ve got the time to pursue your true interests and passions. You’re only missing one thing—someone with whom to spend your golden years. Single seniors make up a growing percentage of the population as people live longer and divorce becomes more common. So how can you find a new friend to spend time with or get back into the dating game? Here are ten great places for seniors to meet someone special.
1) Online Dating
According to the Pew Research Center, one in 10 Americans actively uses one or more online dating sites, and seniors make up a growing portion of the online dating pool. Not only can online dating help you connect on a more meaningful level than, say, being set up on a blind date, it also takes some of the guesswork out of the dating process. Online dating services allow you to pre-screen potential matches based on shared interests and life experiences.
The Pew Research Center also reports that Match.com is the most widely used site for online dating, catering to all age groups—but there are many niche options available, specifically for seniors. AARP Dating, OurTime and eHarmony’s Senior Singles are tailored to the needs and interests of the 65+ crowd.
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