So once we find ourselves ready for the world of mature dating, where do we get a date? Any chance that our next partner will simply knock on the front door, or be as close as our next trip to Safeway or Home Depot? Well, we can never say never, but no, not very likely.
As boomers, we've likely seen and heard by now all the different ways of "getting out there" and "making ourselves available", or simply “just connect”. It sounds easy enough, but for many of us, it may be quite the challenge. After all, it’s probably been a while – years in fact – since we “dated” just for the purpose of meeting someone. We remember all too well how hard it was back then – the anxieties we went through, right down to our sweaty palms!
But we’re older now, more
experienced, and shouldn’t that count for something? By now we know
ourselves “really well” – what we’re comfortable with and what we’re
not. Add to that all the options in today’s world that we didn’t have
back in the day. In some respects, those opportunities seem to expand
almost daily as outlined below.
Granted, many of us may feel intimidated – even terrified – by the very thought of taking one or more of these actions. Is it really this difficult to find a date? It can be, but only if we make it so. As always, an open mind holds the key for opening the next door!