Tips and Advice about Online Dating, as well as Affordable
Entertainment Activities for Baby Boomers
on a Fixed or Limited Income
If you are a Baby Boomer who lives - or
expects to retire - on a fixed or limited income, that doesn't mean
that you can't enjoy a host of activities and live a rich
life. Many activities are free. You will also
find a events and entertainment with special pricing for
seniors. And this Boomer generation is an active one,
so sports and other activities that cost little or no money
are always available to you. Plus, never forget to ask
for a "senior discount" at restaurants, movies or just about
anywhere for anything.
Baby Boomers - AARP Membership Gets You Discounts!
We're not trying to sell AARP to you, but
this organization is essential for Baby Boomers on a
fixed income. AARP membership costs only about a
dollar per month and you receive so much in return, among
discounts across the board, including travel, books,
and insurance. This is a deal you cannot afford
to pass up!
Local Community Activities
Most people do not realize how many free
activities are sponsored by their local community.
Baby Boomers on a fixed income can take advantage of these
to enrich their lives. Such activities might include:
Art Related - gallery openings
and art shows, usually accompanied by free wine
and hors d’oeuvres.
Free nights at museums,
observatories and other civic functions.
Local libraries freely provide
books, movies, readings and lectures.
Local colleges provide many free
activities and events.
Many local clubs are free to
join and participate.
There are an endless number of activities in
which Baby Boomers can participate for fun and exercise.
These include bicycling, hiking, bird watching, camping,
skiing, jogging, scuba diving, swimming, tennis and golfing.
There is also jazzercise, yoga and aerobics. And
you can enjoy these activities for little or nothing!
Once you have the right equipment (hint: shop on
eBay), most activities cost
nothing but time. If there is a fee involved (e.g.,
skiing or golfing), you can easily find bargains and take
advantage of senior discounts.
There is a club for every Bay Boomer, no
matter where your interest lies. If you do bicycling,
join a local bike club. The
has special senior groups that offer many social events in
addition to hiking and camping.
Toastmasters provides an inexpensive opportunity to
improve your speaking skills and meet new people.
Whether you are interested in quilting or books, there is a
club out there where you can meet and enjoy people who have
Aside from joining clubs or attending church
or work-related functions, Internet dating is a fast way to
meet Baby Boomer singles. And of course, there are
Websites springing up to cover this market niche.
Well, it beats trolling in bars. Before you leap into
an online dating service, however, here are some words of
Be very careful with Internet dating.
People tend to put old photos and exaggerate a bit in
their profiles. Protect your personal information.
Always arrange to meet on neutral ground
for the first face-to-face encounter, say where you both
drive separately to a coffee shop.
Trust your gut feelings.
Never trust a site promoted by spam
Generally speaking, the longer a online
dating service has been around, the better it is and the
more members it has.
Don't trust a service that is not
upfront about the fees. Be careful about the terms
and conditions of the dating service. Read the
agreement. Can you discontinue the service at any
time and, if so, what are the penalties?