I initiate contact with men in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself.
The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!
You are grownup and you understand how important it is to be empathetic. They want love, companionship, romance and commitment and are doing their best to navigate the rocky shores of dating over 40.
Nice, successful, decent people who find themselves single at this time in their life.
This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new career or attempting to find love on the Internet. I dated a guy for a while in his 40s and I had a friend with benefits for a while.
When I started this in January, I had 19 dates in two months, which was unbelievable to me. What’s challenging is that some guys will start emailing you and then just fall off the face of the Earth. I had a 23-year-old guy today who wrote to me to say how pretty I was. I was not dating at all and then just out having fun.
But then, I only took one psych course in college……I like to keep things simple.
En español │After 20 years, you're single again and, heaven help you, on the brink of dating.
Approach that work colleague you always thought was kinda cute? And once you do score a date, what should you expect in terms of s-e-x?
The more guys you meet, the more depressing it becomes as you see a pattern emerging.
None of us are getting any younger but please, there has to be more than this.
You’ve got to get out there and meet people to know if you’re going to like them or not. Now that I’ve been single, I’ve gone through different phases.