So you think you’ve met someone on Senior Match who you would like to meet with in ‘real’ life? This can be a daunting prospect, and although we do advise on a few common senior dating tips, there is no reason to be fearful in meeting a like-minded singleton from an online dating website like this.
Whether you are 16 years old or a member of the older generation, there will always be ‘first date nerves’ – these are inherent regardless of your age. What normally seem like petty concerns, such as what to wear, where to go and suitable topics of discussion, become magnified ten-fold. But remember, dating for seniors is meant to be fun, and can open up a whole world of opportunities.
One of the most highly recommended ways for two people to meet up is in a group situation. This sounds like a cliché, but it does ring true. Group activities help individuals to relax, feel more comfortable and ‘bounce’ conversation off of more people – which helps to defeat those dreaded awkward silences.
So maybe try something like a dance class or arts and crafts, where you get to learn a new skill, be socially active and enjoy a level of intimacy that isn’t too over the top, but is just enough to get to know the other person.
Of course, if you’re feeling brave, a dinner date is perhaps the most traditional method of meeting. This works especially well if you have a shared passion for a particular type of cuisine, but don’t forget: these require plenty of conversational pieces to keep things ticking over. But it is certainly worth remembering that a dinner date is one of the most tried and tested methods of really getting to know someone.
It may be that during correspondence with your ‘date’ a mutual interest comes to light. Make sure you capitalise on this during your first meeting. This could be a game of football/rugby etc, a particular band or singer, or just any environment that is of interest to both parties. There is no real reason why senior dating should be limited to those run-of-the-mill activities that are expected on a date.
The whole premise of meeting up with someone is to really find out what makes them tick – regardless of their age. You will know soon enough if you wish to pursue things romantically with that person, welcome them into your life as a friend or go your separate ways completely. After all – nothing ventured, nothing gained.