In today’s world, there is no such thing as one perfect match. The truth is there are probably hundreds, thousands—possibly millions–of ideal soul mates who may very well be on an active quest in search of you this very minute!
Never before have so many social networks and dating websites been available to use.
They are natural “incubators” for finding love and romance, you know—but it’s a numbers game, folks, and nothing more.
So let the races begin because singles now outnumber married adults in the United States!
We who are over 60 represent the fastest-growing segment of our population, and we are definitely not finished or all washed up.
As a matter of fact, we are more likely to be liberated in our thinking because most of us are not as concerned as we used to be about what others think.
Okay, so you think it’s beginning to feel like a full time job sifting through all those profiles, winks, and flirts on Internet dating sites in hopes of separating authentic honest candidates from the not-so-authentic drama kings, queens, or imposters?
You say you’re picky and not willing to compromise? Well, that’s exactly the way you should be. By all means, stick to your standards and be not easily swayed from what you know in your heart is right for you.
But if you’ve made earnest efforts to put yourself out there and still haven’t connected with the love of your life, please consider one more suggestion before throwing in the towel. How about trying out a dating coach or professional matchmaking service? It may be worth a try…as long as you’re willing to spring for the expense involved.
My dear friend Judy met Frank through such a service, and that was eleven years ago. They’ve been a happily married couple for nearly a decade and have enjoyed endless fun, whether they’re on a fishing or boating excursion, firing up their backyard barbecue, or tearing up the dance floor on the senior dance circuit.
Yes, both Judy and Frank feel it was well worth the money because of all the ongoing love, companionship, and joy which they continue to share.
So just because you haven’t found the perfect match yet doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of good quality single men and women out there. But it just may be time to call in a relationship expert who will give you personal attention and help you fine-tune your search for the man or woman of your dreams.
Professional matchmaking services boast that they “take the legwork out of dating” by interviewing many candidates before pairing up suitable matches. Before selecting such a service, however, it makes good sense to check out their track record. You might even ask to speak with some satisfied clients to get a sense of what lies ahead.
As I’ve said before, some of us haven’t seen our greatest victories yet. It’s not how we start that counts, it’s how we finish.
So if you feel like giving up, I urge you to never, never, never stop remaining open to meeting someone special, someone whom you can truly love and someone who deserves to meet a person with your special qualities!
NEXT WEEK: Don’t miss “Whatever happened to my high school/college sweetheart?”