SingleDad Diary Blog is designed to feature a variety of Dad Bloggers from across the nation who want to share their lives and learn from others. This month, learn about how to cope with getting older. …Read more.
Single Dad Blog: "Getting
SingleDad Diary Blog is designed to feature a variety of Dad
Bloggers from across the nation who want to share their lives and learn from others. This month, learn about how to cope
with getting older. …Read more.
Dear Single Dad,
I’m getting old.
There’s no denying it anymore, and I realize that my time to find
another mate is now rapidly running out.
I’m going to be the big 50 in less than two months now and my
approaching date of birth has me feeling like I’m awaiting my date of death I’m
so panic-struck. After a messy
ending to the last relationship I was in post-divorce, I have found it
difficult to find a place again in the dating scene – and honestly, this
solitude is beginning to put me into a state of depression. I’m dying to share my love with someone
again, and I refuse to die alone.
What should I do?
Old and Lonely
Dear Old and Lonely,
First of all, let me begin by saying that while you may be
aging, you are never too old to find a partner. Human beings by nature are social creatures that need
companionship in their lives, and there is never an age when that need is
dimmed or extinguished. Do not get
discouraged with your apparent lack of success in the dating world; be patient
with yourself. You’ve already
experienced losing the one you loved and learning to love again, so you know
you have it within you to love again – and I know you are ready! Now all that’s left to do is find that
special person, something I can give you a few pointers on which I hope will be
able to help you make that connection with someone again.
It’s important to get out of the house, to begin with. Go out somewhere that is frequented
often by a lot of people – such as a popular café or park – where it is easy to
approach someone to strike up a conversation. In addition, when looking for a partner it’s always
important to have shared interests, so I suggest joining some sort of social
group that interests you. As
outdated as it may sound, the card game Bridge is an excellent way to meet new
people and have a good time, if that is something you are into. Other gatherings for poker nights,
Bingo, and Karaoke are also always promising places to see new faces. And then, if all else fails, I highly
suggest considering joining an online dating site. Online dating allows you to make decisions more quickly
because you are presented with more information about that person from the
beginning; you are able to instantly make judgments – filtering through the
possible candidates until you find a match that fits. Just don’t get discouraged! I wish you the best of luck and have a good feeling you will
find your final partner and be falling asleep in their loving arms in no time
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