If you’re coming back to dating after sixty (or even forty or fifty), it’s likely due to divorce, widowhood or separation. So, it might feel like an alien world, especially if it’s been decades since your last date.
Never fear. These dating over 60 tips and resources will get you up to speed.
In them, we offer background on the current state of dating after middle age.
We also talk about the best places to meet potential dating partners, online and offline. Then we dive into specific dating tips for men and women.
Facts to Know About Dating Over 60 Today
Yes, for those over sixty, dating today is much different than when we were twenty.
Nevertheless, people are still people. They have the same desires and motivations driving them as they did forty years ago. Human nature doesn’t change.
The biggest changes are that we have an incredible array of tools available to help us find the right partner. Among them are:
- Dating apps
- Dating websites
- Social media channels, pages, and groups
These open up a vast pool of prospective dates that were never available to us through personal social circles alone.
Sure, there’s a learning curve to everything. But in our experience, it’s well worth the effort.
So let’s dive in by looking at some facts about dating as we age.
Dating Statistics for Singles Over 50
Here we talk about the current state of dating for singles as they move past middle age. This article includes:
- How many singles there are
- Info about dating apps and online dating sites
- Covid and dating
- Online dating safety
Read the Dating Statistics for Singles Over 50 article.
18 Fascinating Facts About Dating Over 60
As a twenty-something, I confess I used to think that sixty was the age of grumpiness, gray hair, and decline. Chalk that up to older characters stereotypically portrayed on TV and a limited exposure to that generation in my family and social circle.
As a sixty-something, I think differently about life. Even though there is plenty of gray hair, life is not at all about grumpiness and decline.
Check out this collection of interesting facts about dating life over sixty.
Online Dating Sites for the Over 60 Crowd
Top 10 Best Online Dating Sites for Over 60: How To Choose and Use Them
There are thousands of dating sites and dating apps to choose from.
The best ones are typically those with the most members. Obviously, they provide a bigger pool of people and more opportunities to find the right person for you.
But the smaller niche sites that cater to specific kinds or groups of people may work better for you. There’s something to be said for narrowing your search to people who more closely fit criteria that are especially important to you, like religion.
Don’t limit yourself to just one dating site. We found that belonging to 3 or 4 of them at the same time works well.
A good place to start is eHarmony, our readers’ favorite dating site.
Dating After 60 When You’re Widowed
When you’ve lost a loved one, the pain and loneliness may be so great that you dive too quickly into a new relationship.
Without even realizing it, you may be driven by an overwhelming need to quickly replace the loved one you lost with someone new.
But diving into a new relationship right away interferes with the grieving process.
In this article, Daisy shares her tips on dating over 60 and her experience with dating and widowhood.
Where to Meet Singles Over 60
One of the most-requested dating over 60 tips is, “Where can I meet the right kind of person for me?”
There are plenty of ways to meet your ideal partner. With the listings below, you should never run out of ideas!
Best Place to Meet Singles – Online or Offline?
So, what’s the absolute best way to meet other singles near you?
Opinions on this topic can get quite passionate.
One the one hand, there are plenty of skeptics about online dating and dating apps. On the other, there are others just as frustrated from trying to meet older singles via traditional offline networking.
In this article, we look at the pros and cons of finding dates online versus offline.
44 Places Where You Can Meet Singles Over 60
Here we have a comprehensive list of places you can go and things to do to meet other singles your age.
It’s mostly a list of offline places, but we talk about online dating possibilities, too.
Read the article on places where you can meet singles over 60 here.
How and Where To Meet Single Men and Women Over 60
If dating to find your true love doesn’t feel like work, then you’re:
- Not doing it right, or
- Not that serious about it, or
- Very lucky and you met “the one” easily and quickly.
You should be working hard at it if you want to find the right partner faster.
And let’s face it, when we’re over sixty and dating, we want it to happen sooner than later.
Want to make dating a less stressful, more successful experience?
Read this article about where to meet single women and men over sixty for meaningful dating.
The Best Cities for Singles Over 50
Where are the best places to live if you’re a single over 50?
We did some of our own research using marital status and population data from the latest US Census to find out the best cities and towns for singles. Does geography matter when you’re trying to find dating partners?
See the results in this data on the best places for singles over fifty.
Dating Advice for Women Over 60
Smart Dating Advice for Women Over 60 Looking For True Love
In this article, Daisy offers pointers on how to get back into the dating world without getting frustrated or disappointed.
Read all about navigating a successful first date for women over sixty.
Dating Advice for Men Over 60
Smart Dating Advice for Men Over 60 Looking for True Love
In this article, Cosmo shares his experience and tips for men over sixty who plan to date again.
Read all about preparing for the first date for men over sixty, and what to do afterwards.
Rules for Dating After 60
Well, there really are no rules.
However, there are many things we learned that we share to make your experience better. Below are some things to think about before heading out on that first date.
Rules for Dating Women Over 60
Do we truly need rules for dating women over 60? It depends. Hopefully, a mature single person will draw on their lifetime of experience to handle their dates with wisdom and compassion.
But as the old truism goes, much of our experience comes from bad judgment and we’re always capable of one more bad decision or faulty judgment. Also, the fact is that being thrust into the dating scene after decades away from it can be a nerve-wracking experience.
Check out the 9 tips to successfully dating women over sixty.
5 Things That (Almost) Guarantee a Lasting, Loving Relationship
Here are five “rules” about dating and relationships from a woman’s perspective.
Read Daisy’s five tips on how to get a lasting and loving relationship.
Red Flags When Dating in Your Fifties and Beyond
Here are some warning flags that your dating partner might not be all you expected. And you want to be sure you’re not guilty of any of these, either.
Read all about red flags when dating after 50 or 60 and beyond.
Resources for Dating After 60
Below is a list of free dating over 60 tips and resources as well as paid ones.
First, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to get on our newsletter list. To do that and get a free copy of The Secret to Mature Dating Success – A Guide for Men and Women Over 60 Searching for True Love, click the link above.
Daisy Drake is an expert job search strategist. She’s spent her career helping top executives at some of the biggest companies in the world find their ideal next job.
It just so happens that these same skills are perfect for dating. They helped her to find her ideal partner, Cosmo. Daisy shares them with you here.
Check out our own curated list of additional resources and tools to help you in your search for love.
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The Mature Dating Game Plan – The Low-Stress Way to Find Your Soulmate After Divorce or Loss Without Getting Played
If you’re single in your fifties, sixties or beyond and worried about growing old alone, you may be looking to find your soulmate. You’re thinking about dating again after divorce or loss, but may be reluctant to dive right in. Or maybe you’ve been dating for a while but are disillusioned by too many bad first-and-only dates.
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Mature Dating Challenges – Problems and Roadblocks That Can Keep You From Finding Your Soulmate Later in Life
Are you dating later in life, or thinking about it, and getting discouraged by various mature dating challenges? Things like widowhood, dating red flags, narcissists, immature people, liars, difficult personalities, scammers, and more?
Our Mature Dating Challenges ebook will help you get through it and move towards finding your soulmate. Avoid growing old alone. Learn best practices for finding true love and romance.
We hope these dating over 60 tips and resources help you in your journey!
Let us know how you’re doing in the comments below. We welcome your stories and questions, and reply to every one.