Dilemma: am I too old to find love again?
I am 60 years old and my dear companion passed away two years ago; he was 16 years older than me and came from southern Europe.
I loved his kind way and his wisdom – he changed me as a person.
I would like to start dating again and meet someone who has the same characteristics, being family oriented and the like.
Could I find someone – perhaps someone who has been widowed – or am I seeking the impossible at my age? At 60 is it too late to be dating, or might I still find love?
Katharine Whitehorn's advice
Certainly you aren’t seeking the impossible; widows considerably older than that find new partners, I assure you. But it may not be immediately easy.
One way is to advertise in a paper or magazine that you read yourself – you’ve a better chance of finding a like-minded partner than if you simply try magazines that men read. You could also try online dating - there is Join Saga Dating today, for example.
So many people these days do find loving partners this way, but be prepared for it to take time – and, of course, always arrange to meet anyone you don’t know in a public place and tell someone where you are going.
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