Dating for the first time after divorce
According to comments from our community on Facebook, there are many places for women to find love after 60.
If you are willing to invest some time and money in personal sessions with a dating coach, you might find better matches faster.
At the same time, you can learn a lot about yourself, your preferences, and your life goals along the way.
A few women mentioned that they observed many men our age are emotionally damaged and others find that they no longer trust men’s motives.
Others said that the longer you are single, the harder it becomes to fall in love.
Some women might distrust the motives of men who have been divorced multiple times, or who seem needy or inattentive.
You get set in your ways, and are no longer willing to make yourself vulnerable in the ways that dating requires, or be open to a new serious romantic relationship.Many women our age might have had marriages where the man was “in charge” and where we might have felt we were making our own interests and needs subservient to his.
(In fact, according to a study from Bowling Green State University, people over 60 are the fastest-growing age group to use online dating.) Other women have met good men at church or in community organizations, or just while out walking in the park.Some women commented that they doubt they’ll ever find love again, because they don’t want to have to take care of a man, and would rather just take care of themselves.Other women said that even though they realize that they do not “need” a man to make them happy, they would like to find someone to share their lives with.Some women said that they could not imagine being loved again.Others said that they had tried dating, but none of their relationships had worked out.The foundation is trust, healthy relationship boundaries and habits, and mutual respect.