Here are a few ideas for making new friends in your sixties. But, the truth is that we all feel lonely from time to time.I know women in marriages and with big families that feel like they have no-one to talk to. What we do about our feelings of loneliness is a choice! As George Monbiot wrote in this article in the Guardian, “This is the Age of Loneliness.” You are a good person and you deserve true friendship, love and attention.Or, do you prefer acquaintances that challenge your beliefs and make you think?Perhaps you enjoy the company of people who share similar political or religious beliefs.For all you know, they might be in the same situation as you.They might be nervous to reach out to you, thinking that you are “too busy” to take their call.As a result, many women find themselves facing shrinking social circles and needing to make new friends.
Like many women, I often feel like I have 100’s of “friends” and no-one to share my deepest dreams and fears with on a daily basis. Despite all of the challenges, it is still clear that making friends and maintaining worthwhile relationships is essential after 60.Think about the type of person that you’d like to meet and you just might increase your chances of meeting them!One of the easiest ways to find friendship after 60 is to reconnect with your old friends form high school, university or work. Sometimes the people that you find you have the most in common with may not be the people that you knew when you were younger.There are millions of wonderful people in the world who want more friends, people just like you.But, in order to find them, you need to face your fears, explore your passions, use your network and, most importantly, take a chance on reaching out to others. That might seem strange to hear, coming from someone who started a community of 50,000 women over 60.