He came out without his wallet, he explained as he settled into his chair, in mock tones of lament. He told me he was an inventor, but when I inquired of his creations he grumbled that other people had gotten to all his best ideas first. He told me how much he’d paid for his home, citing a vast number that made my eyes go big. And so went my first foray into the universe of dating as a single parent. For all of the halting, inelegant dating when I was young and single, I could never have predicted how romance-seeking at this stage in life would play out.
But when I dropped him off later (he had no car), he admitted he was a renter, and that he’d paid that much toward his apartment over the years. The rules defining the game were essentially the same, but the players might as well have been parachuted in from a different sport.
Club Aviva is a vibrant group of Thornhill women aged 50 who meet every third week on a Thursday evening in members' homes.
They have a wonderful array of programming throughout the year, with topics ranging from the fun and light to serious and informative.
There's one main thing to know about so called ''senior'' dating in Canada and that's the fact that those who are trying it are not as unusual or doddering as the ''senior'' term would suggest!“To deny that part of ourselves is serious.” Radha Rampersaud agrees. It would break my heart to imagine never having that in my life again.” Some single parents find themselves lonely, especially when their children are with the other parent, says Desiree Blume, a registered clinical counsellor from Vancouver. It’s a natural impulse.” More than that, a dating parent could provide a valuable role model for their children, particularly if they haven’t had an example of healthy pairings.The 45-year-old massage therapist and acupuncturist from Hamilton, Ont., ended a seven-year marriage in 2007 when her daughter was three. But dating at this life stage can be full of challenges we’d never imagined in our pre-child courting days.In fact, with 1 in 6 Canadians aged 65 or over, and with 55-64 year olds outnumbering those aged 15-24 for the first time, the senior age group in Canada now includes a vast section of the population – many of whom are vibrant, interesting men and women who also happen to be looking for a second shot at love.If you're among them, then perhaps it's time to count yourself lucky: you happen to be in very good company!