Dating sixty year women
AFTER Judith Himber’s husband died in 2010, she didn’t know what to do with herself. Himber, 73, who works full time as a clinical psychologist in Cambridge, Mass.She was not sure if she would ever want another relationship; her marriage had been long and happy.
Some fret that they’ll find someone who is “only looking for a secure financial harbor to land,” she said.
And that’s why some seniors are calling matchmakers and dating coaches to help them make sense of the whole situation.“A surprising number of older people don’t use computers at all, and many who do aren’t comfortable using them for dating sites,” said Judith Gottesman, a geriatric social worker turned matchmaker who works with Jewish singles of all ages along the West Coast.
About 90 percent of the estimated 3,000 matchmakers in the United States will work with seniors, though not necessarily exclusively, said Lisa Clampitt, co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains professional matchmakers.
“They might be very trusting of people and they shouldn’t be.
They might think if they kiss them good night they’re going to call.
One of the big dating challenges for both sexes in this age group is that they are so rusty “they go back to their same awkward self at age 20, insecure and unsure,” said Ms.