June 23 2017
When you reside in a retirement community, you’ll find that you have almost endless options to enjoy life and just have a good time. Many offer monthly activities and events that all seniors can enjoy based on their interests. You can meet plenty of new people and establish wonderful and meaningful relationships.
Some people might be looking for a relationship that goes beyond friendship. Some residents in a retirement community might be single due to loss of spouse or divorce. You might not think it, but this is a good place to meet others who share a similar lifestyle and have a basic understanding of this golden era of life. Of course, living in the same proximity gives you a good idea about the people you meet here, but dating can still be as nerve-wracking today as it was when you were 19.
If it’s been a long time since you’ve dated anyone, there are a few things you should keep in mind for you own safety, sanity, and sensational senior fun.
Where To Go And What To Do
If you live in the same retirement community, you most likely have a wide variety of activities that you can share. A community that offers complimentary transportation to off-site events is the perfect way to go on a first date. No one needs to drive, and no one needs to pick the event; it’s all done for you.
However, you might meet Mr. or Ms. Right on a shopping trip, through a family or friend, or even as a visitor of another resident. In this case, you’ll need to make a date to do something together. Some good options are:
- Movies or concerts
- Art galleries or museums
- Wine tastings
- A walk in the park
- Golf or mini golf
- A good old-fashioned dinner date
Once you get out together the first time, chances are it will become easier as you continue.
Keep These Important Things In Mind
A few tips that everyone should keep in mind about dating:
- Never discuss personal financial details until you’ve been together for a while.
- Always practice good hygiene; be sure to shower or bathe before your outing.
- Look out for red flags, such as anger, aggression, pressure, and disrespect.
- Stay focused on the present. Forget the baggage of your past for this one.
- Be honest about what you are looking for from this dating experiences.
You might find a great partner for dinner and a movie once a week, or you might find a second chance at love. Either way, the main point is to enjoy it and have fun. Never settle for a relationship that doesn’t treat you with love and respect. After all, there are plenty of things to do in the retirement community and plenty of people you can be proud to call friend.