You first need to match goals. If you are just looking to have a good time, then there are plenty of fish in the sea. If you are looking for a good partner, then there are still a number of fish in the sea, but you only need to find one. I found mine at age 52. My Match.com ad started “I am not looking for a maid, cook, laundress, dishwasher or sex object. I’m looking for a partner…” and her ad said that “intelligence is important”. Both of our lives changed dramatically for the better. I never let her get away. My life can be summarized as drudgery, flounder, disaster, disaster, finally a romance novel. I’m glad that I did not give up.
That’s so beautiful! And you’re right – it’s deciding that your goal is to find a partner. I’m glad to hear you never gave up.