This is the $64,000 question. With a never-ending need of people wanting to be loved and searching for that special partner, it’s a perpetual conundrum. Lucky the ones who found their soul mates in high school! For some it even seems to have lasted. It seems to be a given that people are expected to somehow become part of a couple yet it’s not part of any school curriculum how to achieve this. And our hormones are constantly driving us into that direction. Mating is the easy part, but to find lasting love is the hard part. So how to go about it?
Let’s concentrate on advice for divorced or widowed people, a more mature age group. I like to call them second-time-rounders who want to have a second chance in this game of love. How to get back into the dating scene? Fate is not like to knock on your door while you’re staying at home in front of the TV with a take-away. Cupid doesn’t do home visits.
When your dating skills are rusty, you feel like you can do with all the help you can get. Once you’ve outgrown the bar and club scene, blind dates are an option if you have a good circle of friends. You could join clubs, e.g. a sports club, a wine tasting club, or a cookery class in order to find like-minded people. You will have the interest in common, but there is no guarantee that the other participants are single or available. Wearing a sign on your forehead: Single! would be useful, but too embarrassing.
......to be continued of course
Why is it so difficult to meet somebody today?
In spite of all the networking possibilities and social media?
If you are Single, Divorced or Widowed and want to get back into the Dating game, if you're looking for that elusive partner, you will be interested to hear how a pro went about it. I was a matchmaker in Ireland and had my own dating agency. I'm sharing my experience and insider views with my readers. For more info see my book's website: www.NextTimeLucky.com!
I had the honor of being asked to come on the local NBC show First Coast Living twice in the last week to give dating advice. If you missed it, you can read all that stuff in my book.