Senior companionship or dating

Indeed, although there are plenty of Canadians flying solo after 50, or single after 60, determining who is and isn’t available can be an awkward process.

After all, not everybody has other senior singles in their work or friendship circles and meeting someone socially can be tricky at best (it's not always easy to surreptitiously check for a wedding ring! Yet there is one place where you can reliably find others who are interested in mature dating – and that's the internet.

Another piece of great news for those trying older dating is that finding romance can improve your quality of life.

Studies have shown that happiness levels rise with the frequency of sex– no matter how old the participants.

This in itself is good news as ‘’an increase in self-esteem helps us to make better decisions, experience fewer negative emotions [and] feel more optimistic about the world.'' Finding love as an older single can make you feel wonderful, a fact that applies whether this for you means sex or, simply, companionship.

Both are equally valid choices and both can boost self esteem.

Senior dating is the fastest growing subsection of online dating.¹ It’s easy to see why: dating sites like Elite Singles offer a great opportunity to both lay out your own relationship hopes and to meet other senior singles who have a similar outlook.

What's more, with dating sites like Elite Singles you are able to be really up front about what you want from a relationship and, additionally, you can meet Canadians who meet those needs.

But of course, things like dating sites bring with them some risks, and we need to be clever and smart about how we use that.

And there’s often stories in the paper about people that have given away money, or people that have inadvertently provided bank accounts details.

And just because we’re getting older, doesn’t mean that we have to spend time on our own.

If you are considering online dating as an option for companionship and friendship, have a read of Looking for love in all the wrong places for tips to enhance your safety and security.

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