According to a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center, 11% of American adults — and 38% of those who were single and looking for a partner — said they used mobile dating apps or online dating sites.
Generally senior centers offer a calendar of events and special celebrations during the holidays.
Senior community centers are an excellent way to meet others with similar interest in your community.
Believe it or not, many find companionship and love in senior living communities.
Whether it’s assisted living or independent living, being in close proximity and sharing activities, meals and lives together in these close-knit communities contributes to seniors’ happiness and overall quality of life.
While it can be more challenging to meet a possible mate on a chance outing to the store, it makes for a romantic story for those who do meet on these happenstances!
Whether the stars are aligned for these couples, or luck plays a big role in their meeting; seniors have to be a bit more extroverted and aggressive to meet in these settings.
We had a few miles to go, so I carried my daughter. My focus had to be on my community of friends that are my family.
I didn’t mind carrying her; I still had that urge to cling to her and keep her close. I not only have the strength to keep it together mentally and emotionally but I also have the strength to carry my daughter home. That urge to cling to my family while keeping our foundation strong didn’t mesh well with continuing to date the man I’d been seeing. He, too, had been feeling a lot of the same emotions I was experiencing: hopelessness; fear; uncertainty about the future; panic over having to talk to my 9-year-old about anything that might come up at school, or what to do in the instance of sexual assault. I need to fiercely love the people close to me instead of learning to love someone new.
I had decided that I was ready to look for a partner. I often felt the sort of loneliness that settled in my stomach, starting from a chaotic afternoon with my children, lasting well into the night when I pulled covers tight around my chin. We dated for a few weeks before he admitted he wasn’t ready for something serious. A feast was laid out on the table, and it looked delicious. Once it was clear that Donald Trump would be president instead of Hillary Clinton, I felt sick to my stomach.