Florida Senior Living: Dating Goes Silver

One thing about being a single senior. It reopens the whole possibility of, dare we say it, feeling the fluttery excitement of getting out on a date once again.

Do you find that idea a little, well … intimidating? You needn’t.

Think back. When you were a teen, dating opened up a whole world of potential difficulties. Blind dates. You-two-are-going-to-hit-it-off mismatches. False starts. Not to mention the next-day joys of wondering whether or not the phone will ring.

That Was Then, This Is Now

Yeah, forget that. The good news is, all that’s changed. But perhaps what’s changed the most is you! In ways that are likely to make dating a more relaxed and enjoyable experience than it was lo those many years ago.

After all, once you’ve reached a certain age, you’re comfortable in your own skin. And when you’re okay with who you are, it’s more fun to share. Also, you know what your interests are. And what they aren’t. You’re fully aware of what you want out of life and have no reservations about saying so.

You’re also more aware of what you’re looking for in someone else. Even when you’re not really looking.

There’s a whole extra dimension of life just waiting for you.

Don’t Miss What You’ve Been Missing

When you’re single, it’s easy to dismiss dating. After all, going out on a date at any age moves you slightly outside your comfort zone. Like anything worthwhile, it takes some effort.

But don’t discount what’s called the upside. First of all, you just might feel the same thrill you felt as a teenager. There’s also the potential to discover shared interests. That uncanny feeling of being on the same wavelength. Possibly even a real connection in a way you haven’t felt in a while.

Consider some of the scenes that two make better than one. The sensory fun of cooking a dinner together, to be shared at a table for two. An art exhibit or a concert together. A trip to one of our beautiful Florida beaches at sunset.

Senior living communities in Florida abound with social opportunities that can add a measure of pizzazz to your life. So relax. It’s going to be easier than you think!

Senior Internet Dating Made Simple

The internet has made dating much simpler for today’s seniors. Especially here. In fact, in one recent survey of states, Florida ranked Number 3 nationally in both the Dating Opportunities and Romance and Fun categories.

But before we get to the top senior dating websites themselves, let’s review a few principles. First, dating websites aren’t the same thing as internet matchmaking services. If you’re interested in the latter, matchmaking services are available in many Florida cities. These services are for people seeking partners and match people as precisely as possible.

Internet-based senior dating websites tend to be a bit more casual. For example, if you haven’t dated in a long time, or simply want to meet someone without the burden of seeking a partner, it could be just your thing. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Senior dating websites in Florida require you to create your own personal profile. When doing so, it’s best to focus on the things you think are important, and be flexible about those you deem of lesser importance.

List the qualities you’d like in a dating partner. Make a list of your own interests and passions. Do a character sketch of your personality. If it helps, ask a good friend how they’d describe you.

Now comes the challenging part. Write up your profile, avoiding the clichés that would make your eyes roll if you read them about someone else. Those walks on the beach, for example? Find another way to describe them. Or write about something else.

Internet dating websites for Florida seniors vary. Some specifically target careers, education level, hobbies, even religion.

Some of Florida’s favorite dating sites for seniors include:

  • SilverSingles
  • OurTime
  • Christian Mingle
  • eHarmony

Check them all out and choose the site or that fits you best.

And remember. It’s just a date. Have fun!

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