Dating after 60 is a “golden period” for many older singles

The Basics

The most important thing to keep in mind about the modern dating landscape is that you’re going to have to invest a lot of time and energy into it in order to have any meaningful success. While there’s no point in dating if you’re not serious about the goal (which is to find someone with whom you want to start a family), it’s also important to recognize that to be in the dating market, you have to invest a lot of time.

The general idea here is that the best thing for you to start with is an honest assessment of yourself, your timeline, and your goals. If you feel like you’re not in a place in your life right now where you’re ready for a serious commitment, then start with the resources that will help you in getting there. Likewise, if you’re in a place in your life where you’re ready for a serious commitment and are just waiting for that someone to come into your life, then you should first take the steps to provide a substantial life for that person (because you want them to want to be with you) before looking to see if they also feel like they want to be with you.

If you’re new to dating, you’ve most likely not met any serious partners through friends or family (or possibly even your church) and so you’re starting from scratch. Once you’re comfortable with yourself, realize that building relationships is more of a marathon than a sprint. They require a lot of work and time, but you’re going to do your best to pursue it (or not, in the case that it’s not something you want) and adapt to the pace that you’re going.

So, how do you figure out what you need to do to get started with the modern dating scene?

1. Determine Your Timeline

Your timeline for starting to meet people online should factor in how you feel about being out in the dating world. If you’ve never dated before, it’s going to be harder for you to gauge whether or not you want to make the commitment than if you’re in a place where you feel comfortable dating but not yet ready to commit. If you feel comfortable dating and want to start a family, then you need to talk to potential partners and gauge their comfort level with you. If you don’t want to start a family, but you’re ready to date and see if a relationship is a good fit for you, then you need to see if the other person is willing to put in the time
The good news is that you can take a step back and not make things harder than they really need to be. Here are six tips for having a great date:

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