Are you over 60 and lacking the confidence to give online dating a try? Then read these stories from couples who all found love on over60matches.com dating site.
Helen is a retired teacher from Devon, and John a retired architect also from Devon, with 3 grown up boys.
"I had been widowed for over 10 years before I even considered looking for love again. I live in a very small village, where everybody knows each other. So I know I needed to try something to meet new people. I spend a lot of my time walking and exploring the beautiful countryside, and ideally hoped to find someone who enjoyed the same. My niece used to visit and tell me about her trials and tribulations from online dating. I never thought for a moment it was something I would try. But she kept trying to persuade me to join, and one day she showed me over60matches.com on her mobile, and said this would be the best senior dating site for me. I’ll be honest, I had a lot of help from my niece getting to grips with the site, and working out how to search for people and send messages!
It was about 3 months after signing up to the site that I received a message from John. He lived about 10 miles away and was also a widow. We spent a few weeks sending messages to each other before meeting for a coffee. I felt an instant connection with him from the minute I met. We talked for a couple of hours, about various things, and arranged to go for a walk and lunch the following week. After 10 months, it feels like we’ve been together for years.
I don’t think I would have been brave enough to join a dating site without the help of my niece, so I’m very glad that she persuaded me into it."
As a widower bringing up 3 boys, I didn’t have much time to think about myself. Now the boys are grown up and with families of their own, I knew it was time to concentrate on me. I really hoped to find a companion that I would be happy to be able to open up to and feel comfortable with. The minute I met Helen, I knew we were going to get along. I was drawn in by her kind eyes and welcoming smile. We chatted for hours on our first meet, and I couldn’t stop thinking about her for the rest of the week. 10 months on, that hasn’t really changed. We’ve both had a difficult path, but are so glad we’ve taken a chance, and managed to find happiness again at such an important time in our life.
Trevor and Doreen met each other on over60matches.com. They both live in and around Peterborough. Trevor is a semi-retired IT consultant, and Doreen is a retired nurse.
At the ripe old age of 67, I didn’t think online dating was really going to be for me. But after reading a review about over60matches.com from another senior single who didn’t live too far from me, I thought maybe I was missing something. I joined for free at first, and had a good look around the site. I was quite surprised to see just how many over 60s there were in my area. So I thought why the heck not, and upgraded my membership so I could start communicating. I exchanged a few messages with 4 different ladies, and met up with 2 of them. They were lovely ladies, and we had lovely chats. But I didn’t feel attracted to them. I wondered whether I was going to feel attracted to anyone again. A few weeks later I received a message from Doreen. Her message was chirpy and upbeat. I could feel her energy and she intrigued me. We met up and the connection was instant. We just clicked, and I also found myself very attracted to her.
We’ve taken things slowly over the last year, but are very much a couple, enjoying getting to know each other's friends and family. We have lots on the horizon to look forward to, and I’m so thankful I took the plunge into online dating.
I decided to join over60matches.com one evening after watching a programme that highlighted how lonely pensioners were, and I realised I needed to do something to stop myself ending up down the same path as them. I’ve always been quite an energetic person, and I really took the bull by the horns, messaging a variety of different men who were local to me. I had to sift through a fair few interesting characters before Trevor. I was starting to wonder if online dating was the right place for me to meet someone who would be my type. Then I came across Trevor. His profile caught my eye, and we started exchanging messages. I was attracted to his profile picture, but wondered how realistic it was. When we met for a coffee date, I found myself becoming instantly nervous, as I was so attracted to him. I really hoped the date would go well, and when we continued our date by finding somewhere for lunch, I knew things were good.
Trevor has been a complete breath of fresh air in my life, and I don’t know what I’d do without him. Letting someone into your life after such a long time takes some getting used to, but we are in a great place at the moment, and I am so happy to have met him.
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