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Meet People to Date through Your Hobbies and Daily Activities

By Pepper Schwartz

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When you haven’t dated in a while and now want to start dating after 50, you might need a few good ideas for where to meet possible dates. A good place for you to start looking for possible dates is where you already are.

For example, if you’re a runner, pay attention to who is running where you run and what kind of running clubs exist that you haven’t joined. Keep running but pick a new part of town, where you can meet new people.

Think the same way about your gym. You may love your gym, but can you meet anyone new there? If you can’t, then it’s time to try a new location. You need to maximize ways to meet new people while still doing what you love to do.

If you’re active in local or national politics, look for races to get involved with. A lot of older people take the time to put their energy where their values are promoted, and working on a campaign can build group camaraderie and individual relationships.

The group camaraderie is important because it opens up new networks on the “strength of weak ties” theme. The closeness of working together may lead to an attraction that you wouldn’t have felt otherwise.

It’s important to keep doing the things you love and are good at, but it’s also important to use that precious time in places that may introduce you to someone special. It’s a pain to find a different dog trainer or wine club or pool to swim in, but these are the changes that may help you find your perfect match.