AARP has something to say about making the whole process easier:
Try group activities such as wine tasting, cooking classes or seminars.
Join groups that focus on your hobbies.
Put on your dancing shoes.
Pack a picnic or better yet, shop together for the picnic fare and find the perfect spot.
Go to a gallery or a museum.
Try boating--canoe, row boat or dinner cruise.
Join a book group or meet at an author's lecture.
Pull out your golf clubs or tennis racket.
Visit a nursery.
And most of all, have fun!!!