I am in my 60s and have been divorced for 3 years now. I am finally ready to ‘get back out there’ but I find that I am not able to actually take any steps towards doing it. Any advice from women who have been through this is appreciated.
SunnyPam – I am currently in the same situation. I got divorced a few years ago as well and it has taken me a while to come to get to a place where I feel ready. Friends who have been through the same situation recommended online dating. But, I have yet to take the leap.
I’m in my 60’s and took the leap. Maybe it was easier for me because I’ve never been married but I was in 3 long term relationships that each lasted 10-15 years. I joined Match and put quite a bit of work into it. You have to market yourself–a cute photo, interesting bio and I paid for premium membership on the site for 3 months. I did that to force myself to contact guys and invite them out to coffee. It was a good experience. I met several nice men. I am not an extrovert so it was work for me to put myself out there. What I learned is that online dating is like learning any skill–you have to practice it. Now I am taking a break from dating but will probably try it again.