Dating After 60: What Do Single Women Over 60 Really Want?

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It is difficult to tell people’s ages from their photos or profiles and I believe at least prefereces for age groups and distance should be included. I think that distance, like age, in many cases doesn’t matter. However, on ‘those’ other dating sites, it seems that everyone is looking for that perfect person within a pizza delivery distance. A lot of these folks, would be hard pressed to try dating 30 years ago without cell phones, instant messaging, internet or restaurants, entertainment venues and such on every street corner. I do think there is a wide divide between what most people say and what really their criteria is on both sides of the street. I think there is a lot selfishness and superficiality on both sides.

Younger women, let’s say in their 20s and up to mid 30s have zero interest in men that old. Women in their 40s are either going for men their age or taking advantage of their cougarness. Life gets really sad when you’re a male in your 50s. Spend time with people who care about us and value us not because we’re “eye candy” or ego boosters for some man’s arm.

Dating After 60: What do Single Women Over 60 Really Want?

It’s very unfortunate that this is the case with a lot of men our age….they are afraid to get burned again. I have never lied about loving a man and I don’t understand how anyone could be so cruel. Honesty is paramount for any meaningful relationship….and I can honestly say that there are still kind hearted and loving women out there like me who can’t find a great guy like you. I hope I am not alone the rest of my life.

I am a 64 year old female, divorced in June, retired in January. I have used 2 on-line dating sites and have noticed several things, most of which are not positive. I want to share what I have learned; perhaps another woman can benefit from my mistakes. It’s a good article and there are differences in expectations when we get older.

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We corresponded for several months before we ever met. Do not get involved with someone from the past who is in a current relationship! Do not become “the other woman after 60,” no matter what kinds of feelings are rekindled in you about an old boyfriend.

I’m in my early 50s, I’m a cute size 14 redhead, divorced after a 37 yr relationship. I’m not looking for someone to take care of me. I was told straight out that he would never date me seriously. When I asked why, thinking it was some kind of joke, he looked at me straight in the eye and said, older women aren’t fun or tight enough… And he winked. Suzy Brown developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she’s been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.

Unfortunately, the men I have come in contact with are either afraid to commit, have too much baggage that affects their ability to engage in a close relationship, or they just don’t want to date. Not all women fit into this category you described, and certainly not all men 50 and over are candidates for a meaningful relationship anymore. I wish I could find a man like you. I have no children and my husband has gone off with a very younger model after I dedicated my life to him for 25 years. Would love to contact you if you are still single. At our age it is very possible to have health issues and I have a few of my own.

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According to what I read on the net, I’m part of an ever-increasing cohort of men of all ages who’ve drawn the same conclusion. It’s never been easy, and the search for has become exponentially more difficult since we were young. Gentlemen, I understand your frustration over the current state of relations between the sexes. Sorry, Dave, that you’ve been treated so poorly. You sound like one of the good guys. I sucks, at my age, to be “held responsible” to some degree for all of the mistreatment women may have received before I was in the picture.

And sometimes the women are worst then the men. Jumping into bed doesn’t set a good example for a wonderful monogamous relationship. I find it easy to get men’s attention on line but difficult to keep them focused on getting to know me because of the whole pandemic and other distractions of looking for the next best thing. Seems most men aren’t that interested in a one in one commitment that’s days atleast those in their 50s and 60s.

What’s more, the website’s “Have you met? ” feature enables users to connect with people they might’ve otherwise missed due to one or two details outside their listed preferences. However, if you notice that you’re attracted to a certain age-group and it hasn’t been working out for you, think about that older or younger person you may not have considered before.

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Midlife Divorce Recovery is reader-supported. Some links may be from our sponsors. Try not to set too many conditions on a new relationship and be open-minded about what you might consider the “ideal” man or perfect relationship. Don’t boast and try to sell yourself on a first date either – it isn’t an interview. Let your natural personality shine because that is when we are the most beautiful… when we are being true to ourselves and to the world. Trying to fit a mold or to fit the standards of what men want in a woman can get exhausting.

Stories like these, while great for normalising the older woman/younger man dynamic, turn the relationship into the equivalent of buying an obnoxious sports car. I am absolutely petrified to join a dating site! I am 76, still working and very active. I guess I need some encouragement to put myself out there. 70 yr old sprightly,young and forward looking male.

He’s living out a Mrs. Robinson fantasy that’s going to reap him some orgasms and absolutely shatter my daughter’s heart. My daughter has been suicidal in the past and I’m worried that when this man inevitably leaves that she’ll be devastated and return to some really dark places. I’ve confronted my daughter and she’s threatened to excommunicate our entire family if I continue to question the relationship.

There is no use going on a date with a man who only wants casual dating when you are seeking a committed relationship. Don’t try to convince or change someone. Stay true to yourself and go on dates with men that have compatible relationship goals. Bringing up your ex and your past relationships too much can make you look resentful. Speaking badly about your previous partners can backfire and make you seem like you are the problem.