— Dating for over 40's, 50's and 60's —

It's not unusual to feel lonely , particularly if youve just lost a partner or decided to go your separate ways. You may have more free time and want to share that time with somebody, or you may miss having physical contact.

The thought of meeting someone new can feel daunting especially if you've spent years in the same relationship or been on your own for a long time. 

So how do you meet new people?

You could 

* join a hill walking group, a choir, or a drama society

*meet people through mutual friends

*sign up for online dating

* sign up to a matchmaking agency

Whilst online dating can be safe, it is important to take basic safety precautions i.e.

* meet in a public place

*never give personal information

*be aware of warning signs eg they mention money. Online dating fraud is on the rise.

With a matchmaking agency theres no need to create an online profile or upload photographs to a website. Instead you'll make an appointment to speak to an experienced professional matchmaker who will talk to you about your interests, hobbies, experiences, and, most importantly, what you're looking for in a love interest. As matchmakers  it is our function to match you with a compatible person and arrange that importnat first date.

Matchmaking is a preferable alternative to online dating if youre concerned about confidentiality and would rather not have your personal details on the internet. It is most important that you relish the experience , have fun, and don't feel pressured to settle down quickly or second -guess your self about where a relationship s headed. 

Dating in your 4-s , 50's, 60's and beyond can be a huge boost to your self-esteem

“Thank you so much for introducing me to Michael – we are still getting on like a house on fire and even though he and I have so much in common I doubt we would have met had it not been for you… thank you again. And again!”

Lucy, 36