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|Sam Stieler • 6/15/15|
Finding a good man is never easy, but it certainly seems easier at certain times of your life than others. When you are young, it feels like everyone is single and seems like you constantly encounter a steady stream of attractive and eligible men you’d love to get to know better.
But as you get older, the number of high-quality single men begins to drop, and by the time you enter middle age, it’s natural to look around you and feel disappointed, as if all the good men are already taken.
Yet through a combination of factors, there really are more single, eligible and worthwhile men aged 50 and over today than ever before.
The widespread practice of divorce has created a whole generation of high-quality single and older men looking to get back into the dating pool, where even just a couple of decades ago those men would have felt trapped in less-than-fulfilling marriages.
Many men are also choosing to remain single for longer than ever before, which means the volume of single older men who have never been married before is also hitting an all time high.
So yes, while there may not be quite as many single, high-quality men around you in your 50s compared to your 20s, you will hardly find yourself devoid of options if your keep your eyes open.
And when you’re on the prowl, some environments are better than others for meeting great age-appropriate men eager to take you out.
“Activity groups guarantee your chances of
meeting the kind of guy you’ve been looking for.”
These days, it isn’t difficult to find a singles group that caters specifically to your demographic, and that’s true even if you are an older woman.
The number of online and in-person singles groups catering to seniors has increased exponentially in the last decade alone, making it easy for anyone to go online or attend a singles meet-up to try and find their perfect match.
These environments are often a little intimidating since their focus and the intent of their members is so direct, but sometimes being able to cut through the ambiguity and clearly declare your desires offers a real boon.
Want to know a little secret? Just about every singles activity group out there is little more than a front for meeting other singles in a low-key, low-pressure and fun environment.
Whereas the blunt nature of online dating can appear to be an intimidating way to meet potential partners, joining a seniors hiking group will provide you similar access to a bevy of single people, all with an enjoyable pretense that prevents you from feeling like you’re signing your time away to a rigid matchmaking service.
Even beyond providing a relaxed environment to meet older men, joining an activity group offers a great alternative to clearly defined singles groups because it allows you to pre-qualify the men you meet according to their interests.
If you love the outdoors and want to meet a rugged, physically active man, then join a seniors hiking group. If you are a movie fanatic and want to meet a similarly cultured man, then join an urbane activity group.
Both singles groups and activity groups offer their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to finding love later in life, and by joining both types of groups, you all but guarantee your chances of meeting the kind of guy you’ve been looking for all along.