"It is time that our society's traditional thinking that disconnects old age and sex be revisited," says Ruth S.
Red Flag #2 When you do finally decide to meet up, decide on a neutral and safe location (a restaurant or a cafÃ©) and have a friend or family member bring you and let them meet your date.Â If you cannot arrange this, make sure you tell someone close to you about your plans.For many women, their careers and hobbies rank higher on their priority list than do romantic relationships, according to Belove.As Margaret Murchie, a 52-year-old realtor in Honolulu, Hawaii, a self-proclaimed independent woman who dates but has never been married, puts it simply, "They have to make me happier than I am now on my own." A 2003 AARP study of 3,501 singles aged 40 to 69 showed that about one-third of those surveyed were either in a relationship or dating one person exclusively.Once you've created an online profile, you can search, browse and view thousands of online personals of other members.You'll find lots of intelligent, interesting and active over fifty and senior singles like you, who are ready to meet a special partner or new friends.(Life Wire) -- Like 20- or 30-something singles, older men and women are dating and embracing their sexuality.But many older singles -- some of whom have already been down the aisle -- aren't looking to exchange their single status for a band of gold.Our members regularly meet up to take part in activities and to discuss and exchange their views beyond the internet. Join one of these groups to get to know other like-minded individuals in the real world. "We are not aiming for great changes in the second half of life, but looking for fulfillment in who we are now," says Sharon Romm, a Seattle-based psychiatrist and author of "Dating After 50: Negotiating the Minefields of Midlife Romance." "Not everyone wants another marriage.Someone might want a companion for going to concerts on Saturday night and not much more. "Many over 50 are no longer looking for that one person, that 'soul mate'," says Dr.