There is no way to deny that millions of people are getting divorced or, sadly, losing a spouse to old age or accident. There has historically been a mild taboo associated with people who reach their senior years dating. It has been frowned upon to see people of a certain age looking for love and romance again — but this is no longer the case and there are many reasons why you should encourage your single parent to date again. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips to help your parent get back into the swing of things.
Make them feel comfortable about it
The best thing to do at first is to tell them that you are perfectly fine with them dating again. Tell them that the idea of seeing this as a bad thing is no longer something that your generation believes and even millions of adults who grew up seeing that as a bad thing are now adapting to the modern world. Also, mention how you feel that they deserve a chance to be happy again with someone else. This is a great way to start and make them feel comfortable about the whole situation.
Introduce them to dating sites
There is a world of new dating sites that are specifically targeted for senior citizens to use. These sites are very confidential and they screen their users to make sure that they are not posting fake profiles on those sites. Give them the names of reputable and useful dating sites so that they will consider using them without fear of being involved in something that is not safe and secure.
DatingAdvice.com has a good review of the top online sites for senior dating, and explain their methodology behind how they ranked them.
Give them a rundown on the benefits of online dating
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that it has become quite common now for people to use dating sites and it’s no longer something that only “strange” people do. Now that the world is so hectic, the use of this sort of dating network is extremely common amongst professionals and people with high moral values.
They will also avoid the hassles and the awkward moments of having to go out and meet people just to get to know if there is a connection at a basic level. With dating sites, they get to know the basics about a person through the use of chat or with their profile bio and this saves them time and it keeps them from experiencing those embarrassing moments.
Dating sites are no longer seen in the same light as they used to be seen. They are now part of our culture and they are perfectly acceptable as a legitimate way to get to know people. This is the reason why their popularity has grown significantly in the last few years and your single parent deserves to have the chance to find someone that they can share their lives with.