Dating is hard, PERIOD. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager just starting on the dating scene, or if you’re someone that’s just been divorced after decades of marriage, getting into the swing of things is tough. These days it’s even worse since meeting people before the pandemic wasn’t too hard, but like always, finding the right one was a royal pain the ass that a lot of people didn’t want to go through, and no one could rightly blame you. But just because you’ve been around since before social media was a thing and before things became so confusing doesn’t mean that you can’t get back in the game. The world might have changed, but the dating game is, at its core, still fundamentally the same, kind of.
Dating is Still Tough
There are still challenges to dating that don’t go away with time. One person still has to speak to another, and the other person has to speak back. Communication is still a very important aspect of dating, since sitting there with your phones in hand texting back and forth is not talking, no matter what anyone says. It’s a different world where technology has taken over, that’s for certain, but there are a few upsides, such as:
- There is a site online for just about every demographic if you’re up for looking, since everyone needs someone to connect with in their own age group. It takes a quick Google search, don’t worry if your kids or grandkids have to help you, unless you’re tech savvy, which helps a lot.
- There are still gathering places that are opening up these days where people can mingle and just have a good time. There’s no pressure to hook up with anyone, and you can have a drink, a cup of coffee, tea, whatever. Again, try a Google search and find a local spot where people your age like to congregate just to have a good time. Even if you don’t find a date you’ll likely find a few friendly faces.
- The pressure of dating is still there, but fact is that you’ve been through it, you’ve done it, and you know how this game was played. There’s no pressure to find the perfect mate this time around, it’s time to just relax and enjoy the experience of finding someone that you can feel comfortable around.
Dating in Your 60s Shouldn’t be Stressful
The ease of dating is up to you, just as it’s always been, since technology is here to help you, not hinder you, and the pressure of dating should be one of the last things on your mind. You can choose to impress your date or you can let them accept you for the wise and experienced person you are. Dating at 60 is different, there’s no doubt, but there’s no reason that it has to be any harder than it was in your teens or 20s. Just relax, breathe, and go have some fun.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Life doesn’t end at 60 to be fair, since if you’re still around and capable of getting from one place to the other you should be able to find happiness. At this point, however, it should be recognized that you’re over the nonsense and just want to have a good time and worry about the important things.