When we think of “back to school,” we immediately think of children or we reminisce about the times when we were young. For baby boomers, continuing education is making a comeback. It’s a great way to stay marketable and meet others after years of working and raising children. If you are widowed, divorced, or just looking to connect, enrolling in a class could be your best advantage. According to the American Association of Retired People, there are more than 25 million single baby boomers and 63% of them are actively dating.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Following are a list of classes that will get your mojo going.
Retirement Seminars: Talk about the perfect demographic. You’ll learn some valuable tips and you can share your information with the good-looking gal or guy sitting next to you. You may end up combining funds when its all over.
Home Improvement: If you’re living on your own after years in coupledom, this could be a great class for you. You never know who you’ll meet while learning about bathroom renovations. If you meet the right person, it could lead to building a new place together.
Ballroom Dancing: Whether you’re dancing to the salsa or stepping to the Cha-cha-cha, finding a partner in class is a wonderful part of it all.
Cooking: Even after 30 years of home-cooked meals, there’s always room for a new recipe. If you’re a woman, you may be looking for a way to spice things up in the kitchen. If you’re a single man, it could be your first time. Watch out. This class could be hot.
Wine Tastings: Sniff and swirl your way to meeting someone. Wines attract a sensual crowd of both the male and female sex.
Language: There are many reasons to learn another language. Here are five good ones: “Ti amo,” “Je t'aime,” “Ich liebe dich,” “Te adoro” and “I love you.”
Gaming: It may sound odd to put gambling on the list. But, if you’re a woman, you’ll find a lot of interaction and men. Just practice the art of being discreet when you’re dealt good cards (e.g., full house, four-of-a-kind). This is one occasion where you don’t want to give away your hand.