On the other hand, with everyone focused on clicking, it feels like “connecting” has taken on a new, softer meaning.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.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.
Second, taking the time to think about what friendship means to you will make it more likely that you will see opportunities to start conversations in more natural settings – at the supermarket, in the post office, or in the park.So, give some thought to what you’re looking for in a friend. Friendship takes time, effort and advance planning.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.Do you look for people who enjoy the same activities as you?
Do you like spending time with people who share similar beliefs to you?Or, you might find that an old friendship that lapsed due to distance can be picked up where it left off.Don’t automatically give up on old friends just because they moved away.Having good friends is not just a “nice to have” – it is essential for our health and emotional well-being, as I discussed in this interview with Suzanne Braun Levine.The good news is that having a rich social life after 60 is absolutely possible – but, only if we take matters into our own hands!There are millions of wonderful people in the world who want more friends, people just like you.