” In a perfect world you could just stand in your doorway and yell, “I want a date! But in the real world, you’ll have to meet them halfway.
“Your next companion isn't going to just show up at your door, so you're going to have to do some work and be vulnerable,” says Rogo.
“If you're not ready to go online, enroll in a class, start volunteering, or go on a singles trip to start meeting people in an un-intimidating environment.
Go in with the expectation of making some new friends and you might find you'll come out with more.” Meeting someone new might require you to visit new places and try new things. Try visiting one of these places: Although it might seem intimidating, try out some of these activities solo.
“These women live full, rich lives without being obsessed with finding a partner.
However, they are available and get out to events, activities, meetings, parties, and other opportunities to meet new friends.
Probably the most difficult aspect about dating over 50 is the way you are most likely to meet someone,” says Marriage & Family Therapist Lee Berg Marchesani.“I met my husband on Match and have been happily ‘matched’ for five years.I believe my positive experience with online dating had much to do with my attitude towards the process.” You can create your own online dating success story by following these tips: Set realistic expectations for dating sites.Don’t let friends or family pressure you into feeling guilty.You deserve to be happy, whatever that means for you! Marcie Rogo Co-Founder of Stitch says when looking for a partner, it’s best to let go of your filters and requirements from your 20's.“I know how terrifying and overwhelming this process seems at first, which is part of the reason I encourage my clients to have fun learning and experimenting with online dating.I think online dating services are a great place for the over 50 single to date, as you can find sites that are geared toward the over 50 crowd.” Here are a few of the sites that are popular with the single senior crowd: Seniors Meet Stitch AARP Datinge Harmony Match Our Time “I am happy to say I am a success story of online dating,” says Marchesani.When you picture your golden years, what do you see?Some of us imagine a crowded dining table filled with sisters, brothers, kids and grandkids all laughing and jostling for the last piece of cake.They have a positive expectation about dating and expect to attract a great guy.Their attitude opens the door to new experiences and connections that lead to successful dating and relationships.” Again, this advice goes for you guys, too!