When you’re single and over 40, it can feel like there’s not a lot of options to meet someone new. But don’t despair! There are plenty of places to meet singles over 40, even if you’re not looking for love. Here are four great places to start.
And while we’re at it, let’s dispel the myth that meeting new people gets harder as you get older. It may seem that way at first, but once you get out there and start meeting people, you’ll see that it’s just as easy (if not easier) than it was when you were in your 20s or 30s. So don’t be discouraged—get out there and start meeting new people!
Meetup is a great website (and app) for finding events happening in your city that fit your interests. You can search for events happening today, tomorrow, next week, or even next month! And since Meetup is geared towards adult activities, you’re likely to find more mature singles at their events. Best of all, many of the events are free or very affordable.
With over 2 billion active users, chances are good that you know someone who’s on Facebook. And while Facebook isn’t technically a dating site, there are tons of groups for single people on the platform. All you have to do is join one (or more!) of the groups and start interacting with other members. Who knows—you might just meet your perfect match!
Giving back is a great way to meet other like-minded singles over 40. And what better way to do that than by volunteering with an organization that does work that’s important to you? There are volunteer organizations for almost any cause imaginable, so no matter what your interests are, there’s sure to be a group that’s perfect for you. Plus, volunteering feels good and is a great way to make a difference in your community!
Check out your local paper or website for upcoming events in your area. Whether it’s a festival, concert, sports game, or something else entirely, attending local events is a great way to meet new people who share your interests. And since these events are happening near you, it’ll be easier to strike up a conversation and get to know them better!
If you’re single and over 40, don’t worry—there are plenty of places where you can meet worthy matches! From websites like Meetup and Facebook Groups to volunteer organizations and local events, there are tons of opportunities to get out there and start meeting new people. So don’t be discouraged—get out there and start mingling! Who knows—your perfect match could be just around the corner!