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debm19 Posted 6 months ago
Do you still believe in falling in love in your 50s even after a long term relationship went bad,

Am I wrong to hope for that wonderful feeling of meeting someone who can make your heart pound and that connection you feel with someone or is it just for the young, are you ever too old to flirt, god I hope not x

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    • PamR 25th February 2022 at 10:08 am

      I think age is irrelevant it’s about how you feel, as I think often fear can hold you back. I’ve been single for 5 years now following an abusive relationship and only lately am I beginning to feel that I would like to fall in love again, not actively looking, but open to possibilities !!

      • debm19 25th February 2022 at 8:06 pm

        I know how you feel, but I live in hope that I can trust again and find someone to share my life with, I’m very self sufficient but feel I’m ready to share my life again with someone special .

    • Sonny1234 4th March 2022 at 12:15 pm

      I think we are never too old , we just need to find a way of meeting them , that’s the difficult part at our age !!! we are social animals who need to share those feelings , & let’s be honest , is there anything better than being in the company of sombody who makes you feel like a love struck schoolboy again ??
      I love that feeling & it might sound wussy but I make no apolagies for that !!!

      • debm19 5th March 2022 at 9:00 am

        It doesn’t sound wussy , as you say all any of us want is to be loved and respected/ valued, I was out at a karaoke night last night ( please don’t judge me lol) its my sons pub with a group of friends and there was a lady late 70s I would think singing to her husband it was so sweet and gave me hope that maybe love can find you whatever your age, here’s to getting out there, as a friend told me you won’t meet someone sitting on your sofa lol but you never know nowadays

      • Soulful Seenager 24th May 2022 at 3:08 pm

        Bless! x

    • Rosemary.75 4th March 2022 at 10:41 pm

      I do agree there is no age or time limit on whom or when we may meet in life. We should not have no expectations or list of questions? Go on about our daily days 🥰 Trust the Universe with our good Intentions! See the Results 🤔 Love ❤️ is out there 😍

    • Starfish1 7th March 2022 at 5:12 am

      Having read all your comments, hopes and dreams. May I offer a word of caution. I lost my husband of 34 years tragically.
      I found my self working to find a new me, active, wanting someone to share leisure time with. Full of hope in finding someone to share the future.
      Thought I had found him on here, a man who’s 25 year marriage had broken down. Promises of not here to mess anyone around. Only to find out after 9 months. He had two timed me and was also seeing and hoping for reconciliation with his ex. Definately don’t go for the jam on top!

      • debm19 7th March 2022 at 9:13 am

        Thanks for the warning, I’m so sorry you got stung by a man who obviously has issues, it sounds like your a trusting person like me I always see the good in others but as you have proven its best to be cautious. I’m a romantic at heart but know I need to use my head, I don’t need a man to fill the gap of my ex, I work, I have good friends, I have supportive kids, my own car and home but I do miss that connection, I’m open minded if I’m meant to be with someone it will happen I hope but sometimes I get sad and think romance would be nice and what being part of a couple brings. Hope you experience hasn’t put you off men I know there’s honest and kind ones out there feeling as we are , x

    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 8th March 2022 at 6:39 am

      Your life will unfold as confined or as limitless as your mind-set and beliefs are … the universe has unlimited opportunities and potential everywhere …. and you can change a belief, cause all a belief really is, is a specific thought habit repeated over and over …… but nobody can do it for you. So your choice really, regardless of what the outside world thinks, conviction it’s an inside job. You change your reality by changing your thinking… so you got to get deliberate in your day-to-day thinking about what you want, and not focus your energy (or your word) constantly on ‘the lack of’ 💞🥰

      • Starfish1 28th April 2022 at 7:50 pm

        If your philosophy is and always has been one of a good natured. Trusting and honest to all. With your faith to treat others as you would expect to be treated. To give to others what you can. Then to be treated unfairly by an individual is not about focusing on the energy of your word or changing your beliefs. It’s about understanding that not everyone thinks as you do or loves another unconditionally. They are people that have no morals, No integrity or honesty within their world.

    • Dee70 9th March 2022 at 3:25 pm

      No you are not wrong, i was married for 21 years and i got divorced in 2020.
      i am now in a relationship with a wonderful man who has given me a reason to smile again…dont give up!!!!

    • Mags-55 18th March 2022 at 10:31 am

      Oh yes I do believe that there is someone out there waiting for me. I know this because I am waiting for them (waiting a long time 🥰)

      • debm19 19th March 2022 at 8:04 am

        Hi Mags-55 hope you find what your looking for , one day when your least expecting it they will be there in front of you 😊

    • sushiewushie 21st April 2022 at 10:44 pm

      Yes, I think you have to hope that someone lovely is going to walk into your life etc etc. The alternative isn’t great! 🙏🙏

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    • Soulful Seenager 22nd April 2022 at 11:37 am

      I would love to meet someone who I can emotionally connect with..someone who may share some of my interests.
      I socialise quite frequently in various groups, events, however, I find most people are in a relationship already.
      My thoughts are, where and how do you actually meet someone?

    • Lorraine1 22nd April 2022 at 11:53 am

      I believed in the possibility until very recently. Oh well.

      • debm19 22nd April 2022 at 8:36 pm

        That doesn’t sound good, hope you have not been let down

        • Lorraine1 22nd April 2022 at 8:39 pm

          Well, let’s just say that my judgement could be better!

        • debm19 22nd April 2022 at 8:48 pm

          A lesson learned, don’t let one setback put you off , that said I’m 18 month split after 21 years and still to scared to date lol or go looking for someone to date, I’m not confident in the way I look and after years of being made to feel unwanted and unloved I turned to food and now I’m unhappy with myself and my appearance and feel safer alone but I miss the connection and closeness

        • Lorraine1 22nd April 2022 at 8:58 pm

          Don’t be scared – I felt just the same. A little better now perhaps, but the mirror is not my friend!. But I have met some nice people and had some nice times. If you think of dating as fun and interesting rather than hoping for or expecting a serious, long term relationship it changes the way you think.

    • CarolBo 22nd April 2022 at 4:27 pm

      I think you can fall in love at any age – if you let yourself.

    • Sledge70 23rd April 2022 at 9:25 am

      Yes I believe in it but I’m an incurable romantic. Maybe harder to trust and take a bit longer to come out but I honestly believe it’s in us

    • emmauspaul 23rd April 2022 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Deb I think in this world anything is possible x

    • Julieja 25th April 2022 at 11:38 am

      I’m 59, I’ve been single for nearly 2 years now, I came out of a really bad relationship, I’m quite happy without a man in my life, to be honest I just can’t imagine myself in another relationship, I’m ok with that.

    • Lonelysole 27th April 2022 at 1:55 pm

      I am hoping so as one day I would like to meet a nice guy that I can trust again. Altho at mo need to work on being on my own to sort me out. Not ready for a new relationship yet. Thing I miss is the cuddles and someone to tell all about your day and be your best mate and soul mate. Nothing better than a truly loving relationship with the right person no matter how old we are.

    • Farrah 1st May 2022 at 8:27 pm

      Never say never and
      It takes alot of courage to start over. I understand after a long term marriage or partnership ends…starting over in another one can be hard especially when certain behaviours reminds one of their past crap.

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    • Daisy 1212 4th May 2022 at 7:56 am

      Absolutely believe in love at any age.

      I have recently started dating again, met an amazing man and its truly wonderful. Good luck. X

    • Christopher Leslie 5th May 2022 at 11:30 am

      I’m sure there is a chance. Personally I think it would be nice but Im not really putting myself out there. After an abusive marriage I’m a lot more sceptical, anyway I’m quite happy with just me and Lucifer my Great Dane at the moment.

    • Christopher Leslie 6th May 2022 at 5:23 pm

      Im fine now. Just me and the dog no pressure or stress and re aquaiting with old friends

      • debm19 6th May 2022 at 6:40 pm

        That’s good, I have a 6 year old rescued cockerpoo who’s my shadow 😀 , he’s helped me so much over the last 18 months I think we have rescued each other

    • Christopher Leslie 7th May 2022 at 1:29 pm

      I have a rescue Great Dane, Lucifer (don’t blame me he chose the name), he’s kept me sane.

    • dcostelloe 24th May 2022 at 5:43 am

      sure do 🙂

    • Anthonio01 24th May 2022 at 11:31 am

      I believe in falling in love at any age! If you’re single, honest and have a love of humanity then go forth and find a good partner to cherish and share your life with! Create new dreams and make new memories and enjoy a new soundtrack of your life. 🌻☘❤

    • Samika 24th May 2022 at 6:41 pm

      I really hope so! Looking at life at 55, still have so much ahead and would love to find that special someone….
      Was married for 23yrs and been divorced 13yrs…. time to start living 🙂

    • dcostelloe 18th June 2022 at 11:41 am

      I would like too I am finding it very hard to meet woman.

    • dcostelloe 22nd June 2022 at 10:23 pm

      Tried a couple wasn’t impressed.

    • Soulful Seenager 1st July 2022 at 10:10 am

      Yes, I believe you can fall in love at any age.
      I would love to meet someone who I can truly connect with… someone who shares some of my interests. 🙏 x

    • Escaped from Lancashire 7th July 2022 at 11:35 am

      Sounds to me like there a lot of people like me out there who would more than anything like a group of friends that could all meet up and feel safe( especially us girls) not every week or whatever but just when we feel the need. I think meeting as a mixed group say in a garden centre cafe during the day including anyone that wanted to meet just a friend would be a good start no pressure of ‘a date’ and can chose to leave at any time. A central busy place even like B & Q cafe and those that are meeting each wear or carry an item that others would recognise as a member from this group just an idea don’t know if anyone would be interested in suggesting date and time to get things off the ground !!!

    • Larky52 10th July 2022 at 4:44 am

      Yes you can, don’t get too overwhelmed that it is really happening..infatuation is not love, at 50 for a male to find a real person is a lot easier than if you was in your 30’s