Dating someone with opposite political views
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.
No matter what your preferences, it pays to be conscious in your choice of friends. First, and most obviously, when you know what kinds of friends you are looking for, you can choose to engage in activities that will give you an opportunity to meet new people of your choosing.
For example, are there political, religious, sports, social or other groups that you could reengage with?
So, don’t be afraid to reach out to people that you already know – but, also don’t be afraid to use reunions and other events to meet other people with a similar background to you.
On the one hand, services like Skype and Facebook allow us to stay connected with friends and family throughout the world.Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge.As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents and colleagues change.The longer you stay in your own cocoon, the greater the chances that you will slip into an even darker mental state, like depression. Once you prepare yourself mentally for the road ahead, it’s time to define what “friendship” means to you.After all, as the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” What do you value most in your friends?