Later life dating

16 Dec

Many of us, when we are over 50 or over 60 find ourselves without a partner and wishing to find one.

Regardless of how happy we are being single or have come to terms with bereavement or divorce, regardless of how wide our social circle, we may still seek a degree of sharing and intimacy that is not met by family and friends.

Dating later in life, however, can be rewarding, offering seniors the attention, companionship, affection and support people of all ages long for.

Admittedly, your reasons for dating now may differ from those you had in your youth — but the human need for intimacy and companionship does not change, no matter what your age.

These web sites offer special advice and support to seniors, helping them to learn the “new rules” of dating in the 21st century.

One area that’s especially important for seniors to keep in mind is the potential for others to take advantage of them, so these online dating sites pay particular attention to helping seniors protect themselves from scammers and other con artists.

The modern world, with its new approaches to living and the tremendous array of technology tools, makes it possible and even exciting for later life singles to meet each other and enjoy whatever kind of relationship they want.

— Betty F., Gardner, Kansas Dear Betty, There is no "should" about such emotional hurt.

As each person reaches adolescence, they discover other people can cause the pain of rejection.

There doesn't have to be a reason, and even strangers have the ability to hurt us when we are that young.

The basic reason is that adolescents do not have a complete self yet, and the self they do have is fragile.