Judith Gottesman, a geriatric social worker turned matchmaker who works with Jewish singles comments, “A surprising number of older people don’t use computers at all, and many who do aren’t comfortable using them for dating sites.
Dating coaches and matchmakers seems to make sense and break the barrier for many seniors.” About 90% of the estimated 3,000 matchmakers in the United States will work with seniors, though not necessarily exclusively, said Lisa Clampitt, co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains professional matchmakers.
A large number of these Americans are single, with 55% of women and 28% men over 65 stating they were unmarried.
The senior population has steadily increased with each passing year.
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It’s no secret that intimacy and relationships are the most important part of life.
Many of the difficulties that we face when approaching love are based on expectations that love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age.
Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.
Senior community centers are an excellent way to meet others with similar interest in your community.
For those wary of the World Wide Web and those too shy to meet people in social settings — dating coaches, services and matchmakers are the way to go!
Whether it’s assisted living or independent living, being in close proximity and sharing activities, meals and lives together in these close-knit communities contributes to seniors’ happiness and overall quality of life.