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Over-50 Life-Lover Seeking Same


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You’ve been around the block, you know the kind of travel you enjoy, the sights you like to see, the activities and pace that suits you. You’ve also likely learned along the way that adventuring with others who share your general-to-quirky preferences is a lovely way to meet people – and sometimes even find love.

Unless you’ve had a pretty heavy blindfold on, you also know that there are a lot of travel options specifically designed for singles looking to meet significant others. And for over-50s single travellers, there are oodles of holiday-planners out there designed to help you do just that.

One of the many unique advantages about meeting someone on a holiday is that you’re (hopefully) interacting with the world at your relaxed, enjoyment-loving best. Your day-to-day routine shed, you’re open and ripe for adventure. You’re in a mellow, inspired, self-indulgent mood and mode, your eyes wide open to new attractive sites and experiences around you – and it usually shows. Likewise, you’re with similarly-shining hunks and lovelies who picked from the same vast set of travel options you did. A very good place to start when you’re looking for love.

Choosing a holiday specifically for singles over 50

Another great thing about this flavour of pre-selected travel is that when you’re on a vacation specifically for singles, you know everyone there is open to making a romantic connection. No need for flashing a ringless hand or obsessing over which single-moment pictures to choose that best represent “the real you,” or whether your “profile” accurately conveys your best self, your sense of humour and life philosophy, your style. It’s all perfectly conveyed by you just hanging out and being you. So much easier!

As single travellers, we often get the short end of the stick when it comes to deals, especially on accommodations. While you certainly can choose to bunk alone, many singles vacation packages include room-sharing options, another sweet perk. Plus, if you’re lucky you’ll make a new random room-mate friend who you can share your fun/gory dating details with. Plus you’ll have a good excuse not to invite someone back to your room if you don’t feel like it.  It’s like high school all over again, but with the bonus of the wisdom of age.

You can find scholarly excursions for the life-long student, trekking adventures for the outdoor lover, all-inclusive packages that spare you all the planning details, looser destinations that give you plenty of options to customise your trip – just about any culturally specific niche you can think of has a singles scene, and a huge industry vying to cater to it.

So go for it, love-seekers. Get online and choose from one of the many expertly crafted expeditions out there. And even if no one on the trip strikes your fancy, you’ll undoubtedly get a few enriching stories under your belt, and likely make (sometimes lifelong) friends while you’re at it.

Viva la over-50 vida!

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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