While these organizations charge for services and events, many individuals consider the process safe and efficient.Other offline suggestions, Masini says, include the common areas of medical buildings, local farmers' markets or even at a local community college when auditing or taking a course on a subject of mutual interest. Keep in mind that if you are not comfortable going out alone with someone, going in a group or double dating can take a lot of pressure off of the situation.Quite honestly, seniors do have to be smart about finances.

Senior couples have a wide range of options for dates. For example, if both like to golf, make a date out of the day and include lunch or dinner.

A church picnic or going to an event or performance can also be fun as well.

They know about your personality and interests and can connect you with people who they know who might have things in common with you.

Attending wedding, graduations, and other social gatherings that your acquaintances may have also brings you into contact with a wider number of people - some of them you may hit it off with.

Online dating is a popular way for people of all ages to meet compatible mates.

"I recommend people Google their prospective date before they meet," says lifestyle expert and Huffington Post contributor, Kerri Zane, adding, "I am a big fan of Linkedin for this purpose." In addition, April Masini, who writes the critically acclaimed Ask April advice column recommends online daters avoid sending photos of family members, as well as their address or phone number to someone they don't really know.

Internationally Acclaimed Life Strategist Tanja Diamond says, "It's very important to set priorities first, and boundaries as a close second." Don't worry about how others date, but focus on what you feel comfortable with.

If your rule has always been that you don't kiss on the first date, then don't worry about whether it's "old school." Age should, at the very least, earn you the right to set some comfortable boundaries.

Although some seniors do experience a reduction in sex drive, this is a topic that you may want to discuss with the person you are dating, or planning to marry.

An honest discussion of expectations can prevent misunderstandings down the road.

Many senior citizens enjoy active, part-time jobs for this very reason.