Just because a person grows older does not mean that their social life should stop. This is especially true for seniors who have lost a spouse, it's important now more than ever that you socialize, so why not think about getting out on the dating scene again? It's a great way to help you stay young feeling longer and who knows, you might meet someone that might be able to become your companion for years to come.
Of course if you have been in a long time marriage and either there has been a death or for some reason a divorce, dating is probably going to seem alien and may even be frightening. And even though things have probably changed a lot since the last time you may have dated, there is no reason why you can't learn how to ease yourself back into it.
The first thing you should consider doing is go through your clothes and get rid of things that simply are not very flattering and maybe even pick up a few new items. You also might want to go to a hair stylist and change your hair style and maybe even your hair color. Even if you prefer keeping it gray make sure the gray is a nice silver and not that yellowish tint that some gray hair can get.
One thing you might consider to ease yourself into the new dating scene is to join one of the several different online dating sites that there are for seniors. It's a fact that there are about 1 out of 14 seniors use these sites to help them find someone to start dating. As soon as you join, remember, you need to remain active on the site in order for someone to notice you.
You could also go out and do some volunteer work where you know that there might be others in your age group that could be volunteering to do the same thing. This gives you a foot up because that means you already have something in common.
If you go to church you should consider getting involved with the different events and social get togethers that your church might offer. If you haven't gone to church for a while why not think of starting back up. This is probably one of the better ways for seniors to meet other single seniors.
Consider taking up a class that you might be interested in, one that might cater to seniors. This way you will meet others with the same interests in a safe and fun environment. You then might be able to find someone that really peaks your interest and invite them out for coffee or a bite to eat after class to get things started.
Safety Note: If you do decide to join a dating site, be as cautious as you possibly can when you are creating your profile. Try not to give out too much of your important personal information, especially if you are just starting. There are a lot of con artists out there that love to prey on senior singles, especially those that are women.