If you are in your 50s or above and have tried meeting people at work, church, and other social events but just aren’t having luck, take heart. It’s really hard to meet people in your age category. After all, you don’t typically have a huge gathering place, like college or young singles activities. And many still have busy lives, spending time working or with family obligations.
So lets try something new. Here are 7 popular places singles over 50 are meeting and starting relationships today:
1. Dance Class
If dance class interests you, you’re not alone—singles all over the city love dancing for its fitness and self expression and outlet to meet other singles.Take your pick of just about every type of dancing you can think of: salsa, Latin, jazz, hip hop, swing, modern, ballroom, and so much more. There is sure to be a dance studio somewhere close to you.
2. Cooking Class
The U.S. has some of the worlds most amazing restaurants, and some of those chefs or other culinary artists offer classes for the masses. If you’re single and trying to learn some cooking techniques on your own, why not try a cooking class? It’s a great way to meet other singles who have appreciation for great food. The huge plus is sampling what’s cooking! Find a culinary school or even a Groupon for class ideas.
3. Language Class
Italian, Spanish, French, Sign Language and more—there are plenty of language classes to try. If you’ve been itching to learn another language, you’ll be pleased to find that it’s a place to meet other singles, too. Whether they are wanting to learn the mother tongue of their ancestors, or they plan to travel to a foreign land soon, this class setting means you will see them often and get to know them. For a little extra practice, you could also converse after class.
4. Yoga Studio
Men and women alike love to go to yoga class. It’s a way to unwind and stretch after a busy day at work or in the back garden. It’s also a place to get up close and personal with other like-minded singles. Once you’re done with your practice, you can chat as you roll up your mat. It’s pretty easy to talk to other yogis; just ask if they’ve ever tried other types of yoga, such as hot yoga or aerial yoga. If not, perhaps you could try them together?
5. Museums and Galleries
Museums and galleries are a hot spot for those looking for a little inspiration about life or love. Get a pass and tour through; go for the art but see who you can bump into.
6. Volunteer Event
If you are a little shy or just like things a little slower paced, you might try meeting other singles at a volunteer event. There are tons of opportunities to choose from! Find something that you like, and you’ll find other singles that you have something in common with. The great thing about volunteering is that you’re working side by side with other people on a project that is organized for you. There will be ample opportunity to talk and interact with others you find interesting.
7. Improv/Acting Class
Many singles are attracted to the fun of an improv/acting class. The great thing is, when you take this type of class, you’ll be learning, receiving direction, and interacting with everyone as part of the class. Getting to know other singles in this setting will be as easy as pie.
You might be surprised to know that in 2015 1 out of every 5 people met their partners online, and over 70% of Americans say that online dating is a good way to meet people.
However, you do need to make sure you join the right dating site for what you are looking for. For the over 50’s Match.com has more single members looking for love than any other dating site. Why not Join Match.com today for a free trial and view singles in your local area.