One common misconception about being single (and of a particular age) is that your life has to stop, that you have to give in to the mundane and everyday and give up on your dreams of seeing the world. This really isn’t the case. In fact, just because you are single and over 40, that doesn’t mean that you have to stay at home watching TV, you can still travel the world, you can still see things and you can still have experiences that are going to last a lifetime.
Here are the best destinations for singles over 40 - brought to you from the matchmakers at Senior Dating Advice UK.
What better way to take your mind off of the fact that you are travelling alone than with yoga? Morocco is not only a fascinating place to visit with an amazing culture to absorb, it is also home to some fantastic yoga retreats too. If yoga is your thing then these retreats are ideal if you want to relax, unwind, find yourself and maybe make some new friends too.
Portugal is not only compact and easy to explore, but it is also beautiful too. This is why we think that it is a fantastic single holidaymaker destination. It has charming villages, castles and almost 1,800km of beaches to boot and if you want to get around then you can travel from Lisbon to Porto by train in less than 3 hours!
There is a resort in St Lucia that is dedicated solely to singles during the month of September, which, for us, means that it is an ideal place to plan a solo break. The great thing about St Lucia is that there is so much to do there. You can spend the evenings in a charming piano bar after spending the day surfing or scuba diving. You never know, whilst you are focused on having fun, you might find someone special.
It might not be the first place on everyone's solo travel list, but Mexico is a beautiful place to spend some time. There is so much in this one country that it will really surprise you, from breathtaking coasts to quaint villages with lots of local charm. Another great thing about travelling to Mexico is that it is affordable, which is ideal if you only have yourself to rely on when it comes to spending money.
There is no two ways about it, Japan is fascinating. Which means if you want to spend your holiday exploring and uncovering all the charms of a country, then Japan could be the place for you. Not only is it uber clean and safe, but it is friendly, bright and colourful too. There is so much fun to be had and so many memories to make that you will simply forget that you are travelling solo and instead feel like you are surrounded by friends.
As you can see, there are plenty of places to go if you are travelling alone, so, why not grab your passport and pack your suitcase? You never know what adventures you may have and who you might meet along the way!