Using his background in market research, he conducted seven different studies and interviewed more than 1,000 men and 600 women ages 55 and older who were widowed or divorced.Spielman's book, "Suddenly Solo: A Lifestyle Road Map for the Mature, Widowed or Divorced Man," came out in February 2013.Spielman, who had worked in the market research industry, decided to write a book on the single life that could help himself and others.
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"I'm not saying you'll meet your next great love at the deli counter, but mix things up," she says.
"Practice chatting with people so that saying ' Hello' becomes normal, not awkward." Spielman continued to socialize with friends he and his wife had enjoyed together.
But the rules for meeting new people remain the same: Start where you're comfortable. Try a ballroom dancing class where you aren't required to bring a partner.
If you're a sports fan, watch or attend games with friends.When Harold (Hal) Spielman's wife of 32 years passed away five years ago, dating did not enter his mind.First, he had to figure out how to work the washing machine.You are never too old to date, have fun and reinvent yourself, says Amy Sherman of Lake Worth, Florida.Sherman runs the website Bummed Out and wrote "99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50, & Yes, 60! "Starting over with someone new is healthy, if that is what you want," she says.To overcome obstacles in Some seniors believe or are told that it's not appropriate to have a boyfriend or girlfriend after the death of a spouse.