After being off the dating scene for a long time (now divorced, I've been putting my efforts into being a great single mom for my son. He'll be in college soon, and I'm looking forward to dating again. It's 2016, and I know it's different than days of long ago, but I'd like some suggestions on getting back on track. I've tried a few dating websites, but honestly, they don't work for me. I really can't say why. I've expressed that I want long term dating/relationships that can lead to marriage, but most, after a few chats, are ready to jump in the bed--ewww. I'm not wanting old players. I have a bubbly personality, and love doing all types of things, whether it's traveling, or sitting by the fireplace relaxing. I'm asking you GAG's cause I know I'll get honest answers. What do think? I'm opening for any answers (or questions).
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Interesting you didn't state 40+ but 50+... you only want older guys.
* You could join a match maker service if there is one nearby. Costs $$$$ though.
* Online dating is hard, harder than meeting people in person. you'll get a lot of interest, but have to filter out. What you get may be a function of your profile... not just what you wrote but your photos. Make sure the marketing is good, photos professional, attracting the right guys. Changing photos and text makes a difference.
* speed dating
* out and about... make sure you are approachable or that you engage when you see someone interesting.
* church singles functions, events
* dances - you'll find 50s+ at these events. some churches put these on and make it a dance class
* search the national registry of certified trained and available single men. Just kidding, wouldn't that be nice:)
* bars- I've had fun at bars and I'm your age, but mostly I think you'll have to filter out males that have higher expectations.
* Just do things you love that are sociable (bicycle clubs and rides).
Men have the same issue. Maybe there should be a national registry of single people:)