The weather outside can be really frightful where you live as the frigid days of January begin.
As a middle-aged bachelor, you may want to stay inside warm in front of your fireplace enjoying a hot beverage rather than go out and meet your fellow single baby boomers.
However, January presents special social options that, if you’re single, you’ll want to take advantage of.
Make plans now to get out and attend – the results you’ll enjoy will make braving the cold worth it!
1. January Specials
Many dance classes start in January. If you ignore them now, you’ll miss the whole winter.
Contra dancing often features a beginner’s class at the beginning of your regular dances. However, square dancing and round dancing require a little more class time before you can begin attending dances.
Ballroom, square dance and round dance clubs offer classes for beginners to be launched in January. Typically, weekday classes begin in the second or third week of the month.
“Dancing puts you in front
of a variety of new people.
2. Good fit
The dance class attendees are a good mix of couples and singles, so it never feels like a meat market for socializing and meeting new people, which makes it comfortable for older singles to participate, whether you’re recently divorced, widowed, or have been single for a while .
I emphasize dance classes because I have case studies of numerous older couples coming together and committing to a relationship and sometimes marriage from dancing.
Search the web. Research listings at your local parks and recreation centers, adult education and community colleges, as well as your online community bulletin boards to find offerings in your area.
Also, read the announcements in your faith community’s monthly bulletin or weekly newsletter for activities beginning this month. Many faith communities will list activities that serve their congregation, whether they are held at their facility or not.
3. Minimum commitment
Most of these beginner dance classes offer a free or low-cost entry fee for the first few nights, so you can try out the dance style and feel if it’s right for you.
Many of the ballroom dance classes and round dance classes have a package you can purchase to learn a variety of ballroom dances. Swing, salsa, square dances and contra dances allow you to simply pay as you go.
Don’t worry, you’ll need to invest in a dance outfit suitable for “Dancing with the Stars”. You can wear street clothes or just add a single dance accessory to your jeans or skirt and you’ll fit right in.
You can often start a dance class in street shoes. However, remember to wear extra comfortable shoes the first few times you attend, not the cool cowboy boots that have been sitting in your closet unworn for the past five years.
You don’t want to get blisters and limp in the parking lot your first night on the dance floor. You always have the option of buying dance shoes after you have determined which dance style is your favorite.
Dancing is a great exercise that puts you in front of a variety of new people in an easy, comfortable and casual way every night you attend. You’ll have a lot of fun while exercising. You won’t even consider it exercise.