I am not a kid anymore I am 66. The last time I dated was 45 years ago. I am not sure that I want to date yet but am thinking maybe in the next year or so.
In the meantime I need a lot of help in HOW to date at my age. In the '60s as a late teen and in my early 20s I met most of those I dated at dances, I went on Friday and Saturday night around a country dance circuit. Now if I meet men it is mainly as part of a couple and not as singles.
I don't want to go into online dating or go to a meet up I am not ready for that. But I would like to find someone to go to the movies etc with.
Tell me your own experiences or where did you find that someone special?
Laurajay, a further explanation. The man I go out with monthly is part of the coffee group I meet up with three or four times a week. So far we haven't told the others we go out to dinner sometimes. It isn't a secret but he seems reluctant to make an announcement. I can see that it would alter the relationships we have both built up in the group which he joined long before I did. I have always turned down invitations from members of groups I have belonged to for that reason. It does complicate things. I don't know why I decided differently this time.
I had been attending a widow/widower group where there was a couple dating. They didn't talk about it to anyone. He may feel that since you are already seeing each other 3-4 weeks in a social setting that this is enough time for him dating you once a month. It sounds as though he is the one holding the cards.
Seashell, you are spot on, the man sees me on a regular basis, w e may not even talk to each other but we are both there. I can see how that works. As usual I am overthinking. I need to just chill and enjoy the company of the group.
Well Sue, that does make a difference of you see him for coffee a few times each week in addition to your monthly dinners! I was thinking you only saw him for dinner and occasional fraternal meetings like Lions or a church guild. Still believe you should keep your eyes open for any good opportunity that comes your way....Frankly your friend may remain a friend and time for old folks passes quickly... we need to not play a waiting game at our age. And yes...no overthinking just enjoy "now" every moment...It's all we can ever be assured of having...