The heart that loves is always young ~ a Greek proverb. In Part 1, you discovered the fountain of youth because you never gave up on love, even after a heartbreaking loss of love. You overcame fears and excuses that block love. You discovered how to take risks to find love later in life in highlights of my radio chat with Timothy Carroll. A British expat and former business exec in the pension field, Timothy Carroll created a blissfully happy second marriage at age 68.
Tim interviewed many later-life newlyweds and revealed how they found love in his international best-selling book, Don’t Ever Give Up On Love: True Stories of Senior Romances. In Part 2 of this summary of our radio chat, you’ll discover how to find love in dating sites or in everyday life, no matter what your circumstances or challenges.
Hadley Finch: Some newly-single adults are working to stay afloat financially before they even think about dating or loving again. What advice do you have for them?
Timothy Carroll: When you don’t give up on love, you do what is in your power and means to meet new single friends. You can meet someone at a high school reunion, book club, or grief counseling group. Doing things you like to do can bring you into contact with someone who enjoys what you do. You take free country walks or do low-cost activities with a social club. Make friends and see what happens.
Hadley Finch: That’s why I created meetup groups in cities across America in the Tribe Of Singles dating site. You can schedule your favorite activities, like hiking or seeing movies with single friends in the Tribe. Tell us about the couples in your book who met on dating sites.
Timothy Carroll: Dating sites are a great way to meet people. First you define the area in which you’d travel to meet someone and then start searching. The pitfalls are whether you tell the truth or others do and how to spot the liars who post old photos or misrepresent themselves.
Hadley Finch: In our site, we meet in live video chats so you can get to know and like each other exactly as you are today, before you decide to meet in person. So no more blind dates. When you find a great match, I encourage you to do a background check before you enter a relationship to make sure you know the person you are dating. And spend as much time looking for your Great Love on a dating site as you would spend looking for a job if you were out of work.
Timothy Carroll: Don’t give up on your search for love. A story in my book is about a mid-life couple whose individual memberships to a dating service were about to end. They each renewed their subscriptions and extended the range in which they wanted to meet someone by 5 miles. That’s when they met. Their 5 minute first meeting turned out to last hours. They felt right for each other, and now they are happily married and living on an island. They wouldn’t have met if they hadn’t extended their dating site memberships and their search range.
Hadley Finch: That’s why I advise singles not to give up on their love quest nor let geography stand in the way of love. Date near and far. Date older and younger. Plan to spend a year or more meeting people until you feel a mutual click of chemistry, connection and compatibility that create great relationships. It’s never to late to find love, as long as you have love in your heart. To find love at any age, make sure you’re taking action on your dreams and living a life you love every day.
And you can find Tim Carroll online and buy signed copies of his book at www.dontevergiveuponlove.com
And I’ll help you find love in 12 weeks–