Often the best way to meet new friends is to start by sharing a common interest and learning from each other. The most appealing older men aren’t stuck at home – they are often travelling and doing things they love in places they love.
So go do some traveling yourself, and you can meet them on trains and planes and at airports and train stations. I also recently had an interesting encounter in Paris that taught me some worthwhile lessons about senior dating – read the story here!
For example, sign up for a book club, wine club, yoga class, outdoors adventure club, movie club, or join a church or spirituality group or political activism group. Go to conferences with common themes of interest to older people – AARP Life 50 events, for example.
Or volunteer in your community for a favorite cause.
The good news is, there are lots of single men over 60 who are just like single women – they are experiencing the same feelings and worries that we are – they might be recently divorced, feeling lonely, fearing rejection, feeling insecure, and trying to navigate the dating world again.
It may even help to “turn the dating dial down a decade” and look for a slightly younger man.
Many women over 60 assume that older men are only interested in watching TV, drinking beer and playing sports.
It’s true that many men love sports, and they might say on their online dating profiles that they enjoy activities like cycling, hiking, boating, golfing, running or swimming, but men are multifaceted people just like women.I also met a close male friend on a plane – and we’ve kept in touch for 10 years.Don’t be afraid to reach out to older men that you meet during your travels.Interesting men are out in the world doing interesting things, not waiting patiently for you to appear in their lives.So, the secret is to do those things that you love, knowing that the men you will meet there at a minimum like doing what you do. Failing that direct approach, here are a few other ideas for finding these mysterious older men.Some degree of infatuation is fine, but a relationship entirely rooted in infatuation is usually doomed.