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Beautiful Thoughts on Finding Love Later in Life

As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. But it can be difficult to be patient, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

We’re often advised not to rush things — that the right person will come along when we least expect it. Indeed, making a romantic connection later in life has its advantages: We can approach it with all the wisdom and experience we’ve gained along the way, and may be able to give a more fully realized version of ourselves to a deserving partner.

Whether you’re still waiting for your soulmate or are hoping for a second chance at love, here are some encouraging quotes on finding love later in life.

It's a humbling thing to find someone you love, even better when you've been waiting your whole life.
— George Clooney

The best part of being married later in life is you get great wisdom — you don’t have your learner’s permit anymore.
— Barbara Streisand

The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
— John Steinbeck

I wish I knew when I was younger that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man… I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama.
— Salma Hayek

I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.
— Robert Browning, poet

Timing is everything. No matter how old you are, finding the guy who's in the same place as you and wants to show up is the only way a relationship works, period.
— Cameron Diaz

It was one of those miracle situations where I didn’t see it coming. Finding a best friend, someone that is on the same plane when it comes to morals, or just the way you look at life, that’s the dream.
— Gwen Stefani

The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
— Mark Nepo, poet

When you find love later in life you do it with all the wisdom of knowing heartbreak, and all the peace of knowing who you are.
— Kerry Spencer, writer and educator

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
― Criss Jami, author

The finish line was drawing closer. Why not have one last blossoming of the heart?
— Eve Pell, author

Love after 50 is more satisfying than at any other stage in life. Partnering is no longer about building family and fortune — it’s about sharing intimacy as grounded individuals.
— Francine Russo, author

We want to be loved, appreciated, and cared for. To have someone we trust and laugh with. These things don't change with age. Why on earth would they?
— Donna Dawson, psychologist

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
— Oscar Wilde

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Nicole Villeneuve
Nicole is a writer, thrift store lover, and group-chat meme spammer based in Ontario, Canada.
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