Seniors get online dating tips

Silver Threads Service is providing a session on Online Dating for Seniors on Tuesday

Online dating has increasingly become the norm – but what do you do if you are single, older and ready to date, how do you navigate the Internet to find a companion?

Silver Threads Service is providing a session on Online Dating for Seniors on Tuesday (June 9) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Victoria Centre, 2340 Richmond Rd.

Facilitator Jennifer Cairns from eGurus will share tips on writing a profile, which sites are available, what to lookout for and what you might expect.

The workshop is designed to provide basic information for the novice as well as advice for those who have given dating online a try.

“Companionship is very important at any stage in life and online dating provides a great opportunity to make that happen,” Cairns said.

“It is not just for the young – 20 per cent of the online dating community is seniors. It’s not all about looking for romance; great friendships can develop from these sites. Just because you’re over 65 and alone doesn’t mean you have to stay alone.”

The charge for the workshop is $5. Register by calling 250-388-4268.

Silver Threads Service provides programs and services that enhance social connections and well-being for seniors.

 

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