There is a supposition that when we retire, we are all comfortably in coupledom. The ads, the information sites, show nice air-brushed, cozy pictures of couples, sweaters casually thrown round their shoulders deep in conversation, broad smiles on faces – or walking hand in hand towards the sunset. But some of us who retire and re-locate are actually on our own…divorce, death, just running away from the tedium of life as we know it.
Retiring Singles has just been set up as a forum for bringing singles together. Whether for romance, travel, or investment it is designed to show you the best places to retire home and overseas. It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female singleton, the site can show you places with affordable healthcare, reasonable costs of living and a climate that suits you! This doesn’t mean that we are looking to return to that familiar state of coupledom; but it would be nice to meet other single, like-minded expats. There are many developments that promote their properties such as retire in Spain, retire in Mexico, retire in Panama, retire in Bulgaria and so on.
The site has been designed mostly, but not exclusively, for those born between 1946 and 1964…many 40 to 60 year olds are retiring early, some just want to get away before it’s too late! This segment of the population is generally perceived to be fairly prosperous having been raised in an expanding job market; they are better educated…certainly au fait with ways of saving for a rainy day.
A rising number of baby boomers are single due to factors such as divorce, the greater independence of women, including higher workforce participation than in previous generations, and the failure of second and third marriages. Widowed spouses also form part of this group.
Over 50’s single men and single women are a growing population and all the articles on relocating overseas involve couples. Women are just as concerned about safety, the availability of good healthcare, and social groups as men, but it is also more difficult at this age to meet up with and develop friendships when you are alone, particularly when moving abroad.
The website was created because there was a gap in the market for this type of resource. Women, particularly, who end up alone after a divorce often end up with children – and raising them takes precedence over everything, including a social life. Once they have flown the coop, the parent is able to make some decisions about his or her own future, including the possibilities of retiring and/or investing overseas, or even just spending some time in a more tranquil environment.
I have read many articles about possible escape to locations, travelled singly to Italy and Croatia, researching the beautiful properties overlooking ocean and mountains. I went to Costa Rica and Panama on two separate occasions with small groups of three to four people, who co-incidentally turned out to be single too. We had a good time exploring, discovering and wondering; trying to decide where is the right place, what is the right price, when would be the right time? As we got to know each other better it became apparent to me, that having a like-minded partner would make all the difference to the task of making these decisions. Most of us need someone to share our dreams and joys! How much fun would it really be for me lying down on my hammock – sipping on my pina-colada – on the gorgeous terrace – of my fabulous condo, house or villa, overlooking the spectacular beaches and ocean! ALONE?!
This new ‘meeting’ concept is to bring together a single man, a single woman, romance, marriage, travel and group partnerships. Members are able to request their “desired destinations” and their “desired partners” and all other preferences they request. Included with free membership is a forum for open discussion between members regarding their experiences in the various countries visited, either by group property tours (organized by the various property developers and their agents) or individually. Also, the best travel and accommodation deals for the singles to take advantage of, will be highlighted. We’re fed up with ‘singleton’ surcharges!
The events, tours and seminars will be posted on the site by country and dates. Members of Retired Singles will be able to cut their costs and not feel alone in the enormous task of making all important decisions of overseas property purchase. Members of retiringsinglesoverseas.com have the opportunity to meet up with their perfect like-minded partner/s – those who also have the desire to purchase property, invest or retire in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Dubai, Bulgaria, Croatia and many, many more destinations. And don’t forget the possibilities of falling in love again!
Members have their very own gallery within their profile where they can post huge pictures of themselves and their travelling experiences and the choice of making their pictures private or public. They can chat on their own IM private, or otherwise. They even have the option of showing video.
There are so many beautiful properties to purchase in laid back, happy, smiley “live-your-life” countries, without all the red tape, rules and regulations we seem to face today and at affordable prices. Places to live with true freedom and we will be planning events all over the world for members of Retiringsingles.com and Retiringsinglesoverseas.com.
If you don’t want to live overseas – you may have a home in Florida, Dubai, Spain, United Kingdom, Panama, Costa Rica or anywhere…. and maybe your perfect partner lives in another place and dreams of living where you are! Well, you have a tremendous opportunity to find that special person.
Romance is in the forefront of this site, but certainly not exclusively. You may be a female looking for a female travel/investment partner (you don’t have to be ‘gay’). Perhaps you’re a male looking for a male travel/investment partner (you don’t have to be ‘gay’). This site is for every man and every woman whom are interested in the adventure of living overseas, traveling overseas, property purchasing overseas and matching like-minded women and men – here you will find the resources you need in order to accomplish your goals.
There is so much to see and talk about and your ideas and feedback are encouraged.
“We want to make your dreams come true so tell your friends to join us too. Just remember, be patient -your perfect partner may not be there YET, but we are rapidly growing and your dream come true may only be a click away! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. See you there!