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Older Women Dating Younger Men: Doomed from the Start or Happily Ever After in Cougarville?
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Her husband left her for a younger woman and I was married 3 months when I found Mae the second time. Our affair lasted 22 years til alshiemers claimed her mind. Her sister met me at her home a couple years earlier in Maes home and said we tried fixing her up with men her age but she turned them down now I understand why.
My wife knew Mae but never dreamed I was in bed with her every week. For the past 2 and a half years I have been dating a guy 14 years my junior.
He is 32 and I am I have 3 kids and he has none. We go through daily teenage tantrums and toddler activities and needs. He has a very good heart and extremely affectionate and loves the kids. I never experienced such goodness in previous relationships. The battles I face though as an older woman is firstly he is unemployed and cannot maintain a job. His sexual drive is extremely low. Also my kids get irritated because if they ask me a question then he would respond. I know he is just trying to be part of the family and respect him for that.
How do I maintain the balance as I would not one to loose him. He even love me more than I do. Sometimes I imagined that if all those men that ever per sued me lined up I still choose him over them though he may not stable financially yet but he is working on it now. We know what we are thinking, we supports, encourage or motivate each other. I really appreciate it when he shares his problems, fear, doubt, accomplishments in school or job even when he being happy.
Make it easy for me to communicate with him and he respects my space as well. He seems to be more matured than his age and always think in advanced. Then I found out that he actually become serious with me which I never thought it all and now he planning to come for visit again. I had ask few closed friends of mine just to know their opinions mostly they are very supportive and told me not to break his heart except some of them disagreed coz of age. I never ask him about his family reactions but he going to introduce me to one of his family members.
And one of my friends said it does not mean that if you choose someone with the same age like yours can guaranteed you a happy marriage. All depends on you and your partner to determine which course or journey you going to embark as long you guys happy. I think the key of everything is communication and how mature the man is. Everybody deserve to be happy…. Age is just a number after all…. We have been together for nearly 2 years and have a baby girl together.
She also has 3 sons. I love her more than I thought I could ever love someone. I see how good of a mother she is to our children and it makes me love her all the more. She is the kindest most loving person I have ever met and I have been all over this nation and never met anyone like her. We plan to marry in June and I do not take such a commitment lightly. I intend to be there for her until death do us part. I would put my life in her hands and she would do the same for me.
We have a love that is the envy of all her friends, not because of my physical appearance, but because of how well I treat her and how happy we are together. If there is a huge age gap, I could see there being some kind of issue in the long term but for the most part, age does not matter.
Maturity, common goals, and dedication are deciding factors with age gapped relationships. Im 53 iv been with older women for since my early 20s slept with them the sex is great witj these women.
I know 3 older women now im griends with but i know a lady that im interested on who is a year younger these other women are divorced but tjey are great freinds any advice on what i should do? I am always aware that in our culture, men are able to date much younger with little blowback while women are looked at as some misdirected cradle robber …….. My ex and I were married for almost 20 years and together for most of 28 years He was 10 years younger … met him when he was 27 married him when he was 36 and I was Age was not a factor in our divorce Due to a health issue when I was 31, he was aware I was unable to have children which happens to many women during their child bearing years for one reason or another.
It also was not a factor in our divorce. My father died 22 years ago and my mother is still living and relatively healthy at age Men marry women much much younger all the time and no one blinks an eye. There is no rule that women cannot do the same and it makes so much more sense for a woman to be older. Many people are fine being childless. As long as the person is an adult and not developmentally delayed in some way and is not capable of making a thought out decision regarding who they will marry..
Again, as I said previously, men marry young women all the time with little flack. While I personally just think people… both men and women…. No matter how old their partner is at the time. What is important is they are mature enough to understand the seriousness of partnering legally and understanding their own needs in a partner. I was just curious on what people had to say on dating younger men.
I am 45 and was in a relationship with a 32 yr. I had dismissed any kind of relationship in my head as I just assumed we would want different things. I already have a ten year old son from my previous marriage.
It would take a very special person for me to let into my son and my my life. Of course there are all forms of human depravity but realistically any man in his 20s or 30s going out with a 50 year old is a loser looking for his mommy. Since dating my cougar there are 3 things she loves to do to me. One is making me work. Two at times loves to seduce me. Also the cuddle time is always fun while she teases me. She also knows when I am about ready to sleep.
This woman has been married 5 times and most of them seem to be, at least partially,career decisions. Directors, producers and collaborators who she got work with.
Maybe Alla Pugacheva does. A 30 year old and a 50 year old can still have a lot in common and be physically compatible. Most of us start to look older and feel older. For most men the physical attraction will wane. He may start to think he made a mistake years earlier and then both of you will get hurt. Money makes a difference. It is all about maturity. These men should be thinking about their future such as being in a committed relationship and having family and yet, Cougars take advantage of them which is nothing but egotistical narcissistic selfishness.
Usually, it is only the more physically attractive women who doing this power-trip, for spite against their EX, for sex, middle-life crisis, and so they should seek help or at least listen to their relatives. A dead end road. Recently I met a 51 year old woman. She is 10 years older than me. We are physically and emotionally attracted to each other.
I chased her and she eventually cougar seduced me. She also met my friend who is 37 but she is not emotionally attracted to him. On our 1st date recently she told me that she was 51 and I was in complete shock. She to me looks years old. The only deal breaker for me is someday I want to have a child to continue the family name. Her reply was not one I liked but everything else I like about her. For now I will put that aside but if I meet a younger women who can have kids then I might have to move on from my sexy cougar.
The article DID leave 1important thing out however. I am 45and have 3children. He however had NOT been married nor has children and would like them. Thus, it happens not just to me but to others as well. This must be love. Been with my younger man over 8 years and married for 7. I am 18 years older and yes it is certainly working for us.
I am 47 and met a guy 20 years my junior last year. Started out as friends cos we shared the same interests. Never expected of me to meet and fall for a guy with a wide age gap but was surprised when he reciprocated. Meanwhile i will just go with the flow and enjoy the process of being in love again. He cares for me a real gentleman I get shocked and surprised.
He amazed me all the time. Is it too good to be true? He never asked me for anything in months both make our own money. Its like all we want is eachothers time. We say we LOVE eachother. Is it to soon? I am living with a friend I met on the internet, he is 47 and I am He has told me he only wants a friendship but I would like more.
I am not sure really if he finds me unattractive or just not sexually alluring but we do get on so well. I have been living with him for the last 7 months on and off as I am also a part time carer for my mum and cannot be there during the week. He said he finds women want to control him in relationships and he is happy as he is just having friendships rather than relationships but the funny thing is we live like husband and wife without the sex.
We cook for each other and could easily get mistaken for husband and wife. We sat up a few weeks back until 5am talking about things that had happened to him in his life and he told me some pretty awful things that had happened to him as a child.
I wanted to kiss and hug him but I feel frightened of scaring him if I start touching him too much let alone trying to kiss him. I sometimes feel that he really would like things to go further between us but denies it if we talk.
I would not swap him for anyone else, I just wish I could have met him when I was a little younger. This article is utter nonsense. When it comes time for family or really amazing lovemaking, young guys such as myself, always run back to the year olds, except of course for the beta males.
I love her very much, we talk about everything. I am so much in love with older women, not for money but i find them sexy. To Alison Jones I am 50…He is Been together 2 yrs.
Something I had never believed in until him. I adore him, he adores me. He saved me, I saved him. At first I was a little shy in public. But hey…people hate on other people no matter what. And one of the best things about being 50 is the ability to not care about what others think or say. Laying in the arms of the man who loves me. Nothing compares to being loved and loving someone. I love being in love with him. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Neither of them will ever be able of accepting him.
Ive been divorced 14 yrs. The other two were my age. My oldest son hated them as well. They both have violently attacked him. I fear for his life, I fear for my sons. I have decided that the answer lies within each of my sons.
It is not my obligation to provide an answer to them. It would never occur to me to ask either of them for an explanation as to why they love who they have chosen to love. I am happy that they love and are loved. I have made all parental sacrifices, done the best of my ability to be half the mother to them as my mother was to me.
I love them both. I want to be a factor in their lives. It is what it is. My heart aches for them. I fear I will die before they will accept who I love. Leaving them with a burden of guilt. I know they know how much I love them. I had such a nice time and he is so laid back and cool, but I find myself now wanting it to just go away. I am probably better at taking care of my health than he is and more physically active.
But he is so darn cute and sweet with no stupid attitude. I really appreciated this. But it was nice for a short weekend. Our problems start with her grown kids. One son threatened my life street-thug and stole a tv from me I placed in his mothers bedroom. Another child of hers recently broke into her bedroom again and stole a weapon of mine, made up a elaborate story, causing confusion among their family members.
Those issues along with constant accusations, lies, brats have contributed to us growing apart. Personally i am seriously looking for an older lady 4 marriage, i am tired of my age mates who are not serious at all. I pray that my dream comes true before end of this year. I think your advice is for insecure guys who just want a female they can control.
Most men who are confident in themselves would go for any woman they love regardless of age. But sadly it is true that younger women are totally clueless and ignorant about the real principles of life and that is why they are more controllable by macho men.
Aww, that is so sweet.. Just ask her out! I am a young black man age 27 and i am willing to marry a woman only if we understand each other so i am open to date any age. I am a young black man age 27 good looking,loving,caring and respectful and love to be social some time.
At the beginning its fun. In the middle younger will try to coup up and compromise at last nothing left behind. Never ever do that mistake and as far as dating is concerned its good otherwise guys you will ruin your life never marry an older woman.
We have a lot in common and are the best of friends, and love each other deeply. At age 43 I got pregnant by accident and lost the baby. I feel bad about that and wish I could give him a child. We are getting married in 5 months and our families are really happy for us. I take good care of myself. Wow, I thought I was alone in the world. A few months ago, I invited him to hang out with me and my 25 year old niece. My niece went to bed and he and I wound up talking until 2 in the morning.
A few weeks later, he and I went to a bar with my 25 year old niece and her 43 year old boyfriend. That was rather confusing for our waiter! Now, my 27 year old friend and I go out frequently. We love the same things — amusement and water parks, zip lines, scary movies and Mexican food. When I read about you and your partner I felt a bit of a relief.
Goodluck to you both , I hope it works out. My girlfriend and I been together for over 6 years. Physical, emotional, and intellectuality a perfect fit. However, family plays a very negative role in our relationship. We also know public perception would not been kind.
Her career tanked and physical health caused her outlook to change to acceptance. Only way we overcome is our bond and understanding each other. Physical connection does that.
Yes, our sex is amazing. This article gives me some encouragement. About 7 years I met someone at work casually until one day she invited a few co-workers to her house for a get-together. I was the only one that could make it. We talked a lot I mostly listened. She was 47 at the time and I was She told me all about her life.
How her husband who made k a year of 20 years cheated on her many times, her daughter has severe mental illness and other things. At this time I thought we were just two people talking. Until some of her stories got emotional and she began to break down and cry little. Then she took me into her bedroom. I had no idea she wanted to sleep with me. A couple weeks later she asked if I wanted hang out with her and I did. The same thing happened.
After the first time I really liked her, then after the third or fourth time, I started to have feelings for. She was perfect and very attractive to me.
I never told her my feelings about her and she always initiated everything and we really went out one time. But about a month later she said that the age gap was a problem because of what other people might say or think. Then she said was worried that I might leave her later on for someone else and she would feel bad for staying with when she gets very old or sick. She told me that she told her aunt about us and she was happy for her.
She asked me to be friends with her, but I thought she just wanted to sleep with someone else. She even told me that I was the best lover she ever had.
All this talk about our relationship was done by e-mail. I tried dating a few girls my age, but no one clicked. I know I will never find anyone remotely likely again. Maybe I am trying for a second chance. Hi there — I am reading all of these comments from people — I am finding it interesting. I am a 53 year woman interested in a 38 year old man I have known for over 6 years.
He met me when I was at my worst — I was recovering from a neck fusion that had gone badly. He was in an unhappy marriage. He is Indian and gorgeous, smart, fun, etc.
I have been attracted and liked him this whole time — he was married when I met him but very unhappy but he stayed true to his ex-wife. I always thought there was an attraction between us. Now we are back in touch and things with our friendship are great — we also have some romance going too.
We have not slept together — maybe because of his culture, he recently lost his job — that is a big deal with him — he is looking — plus he took over everything financially following his divorce. He is very stressed. I am giving him space.
Everytime we see each other we get physical. He is more mature than any guy my age or older that I have ever been involved with. I am hoping it turns into a real romance. He once told me he likes older women. You would never know I am People think I am in my mid to late 30s at the most. I take care of myself even following 2 neck fusions. He is not using me clearly for sex as we have not gone there yet — I am hoping we do, but I want it to mean that he is ready to move forward.
I think what maybe holding him back is his situation following his divorce. I have a 14 year old son through invitro — I was engaged once — never married. He was married once as I said for 10 years got married at Divorced almost 2 years. He has a 9 year old daughter. I do not think he wants more children since we have 2 between us.
My attitude is I am just going to watch and wait — see what happens — he needs space right now — no pressure — but I will be honest I hope he comes around and soon. I am supportive — he has been supportive of me — he is very spiritual and philosophical. He used to text me these wonderful philosophical quotes but that was before he lost his job and became so stressed. I have a lot of stress to but I think we could really help each other out.
I think we would be great together. I do not think it is the cultural things as his first wife was white as I am. I sure do not care what race he is. I just want it to move somewhere — I see myself with him.
Knowing him prior to our first romantic experience and then to see him freak out was a surprise and I thought he reacted badly. Then the time went by and we got in touch. I did not know if anything would happen but it has each time we have been together — he must be attracted to me — I think he always has been but again he stayed true to his unhappy marriage — I respect him for that plus I would never get involved with a married man no matter how unhappy he is.
I met his wife — I have been to parties at their house when they were together — all in friendship. Now here we are.
Hello pat please help me. Well im 27 and i been talking to a 47 lady she is very nice we met at work and she is a nurse never thought someone with a high profession would be interested in me btw she asked for my number and told me that i was good looking and friendly and told me on the spot if there was a way we could hand out and get to know each other.
Well everything is great untill i saw her daughter and i kinda got attracted she looks just like her and she shows up at her job and stares at me alot i dont know if they been talking or if she is physically attracted to me Well she wants to go bowling and she is bringing her daughter she invited me and it looked like it was going to be a weird night i have no idea what to do from this point foward any ideas would help thanks pat.
I have been dating a man 18 years younger. I feel like I love him, but worry for the future, although he has never wanted kids and his mother has also stated this. He has some emotional issues as do I which has helped us to bond. Just may need a face lift in the future. We just made our relationship official on Facebook last weekend. He visited me and it was wonderful! He lives in a different state and has to drive over 30 hours to see me.
I find him adorable and am head over heels for him. He also has a reputation of being a ladies man and sending pics of his junk to all the pretty ladies on FB. I am 41 years old married to a 29 year old. I really wish I would have held off on marriage. This is my second marriage and he is a great guy;however, very unstable. I find myself less attracted to him as the days go by to a point that I do not want him touching me. I try not to hurt his feelings but if this marriage is going to work, I have to be totally honest with him.
I can not pretend like I am happy. I am miserable and I want out of this marriage but I know this man loves the dirt I walk on and I know he would be devastated. I have tried to end it several times but he insists on working it out. I am the realist, it will not work. I have a foot out and he is holding on tight to the other..
No more younger men!!! I was married for 28 years and have two children aged 24 and It still freaks us both out when we talk about the age gap. Hi, I am dating a young man i. He is 35 and I am I have three grown up children and I am a widower. He has four children and he is a divorcee. Everything started because he wanted to try an older woman since he was only with his first girlfriend who is 4 years younger then him. We work together in the same job and am also one of his Manager, I know it was wrong but we did fell in love.
I did a lot for our relationship just to make him feel good and happy since he used to complained that his girlfriend was very immature and did not treat him right. Everything was good and working out I even told my ex husband about it and to some of my closets friends who were ok with it. We always end up going back with each other since we love each other so much. I trusted him with my eyes close until I found out that his girlfriend and him were always in a relationship while him and I were together.
When he told her about me she freaked out and moved out of his house where he lived with his parents and sister. His mother freaks out on him and his father and they told him to break it up and to do it ASAP. Two weeks ago his girlfriend called me because she wanted to know about him and I and how long we were together, I told her everything and she started crying. To make the story short he decided to break my heart and leave me and ask his ex for forgiveness since his mother told him that I was too old for him and besides that my son and him are the same age..
Am so heart broken still it only been 3 weeks since all of that happen, and a week an half since he started changing with me. I wanna to let him go but is so hard because I miss him so much. Please give me an advice of what should I do. I am in a three year relationship so far with a 36 year old man and I am I feel that he is more distant, and I believe that may be an issue though he does not directly say so. However, we do love each other and spend time with both of our families as well.
I think if we were to break up it would have less to do with our age gap than other things at this point. I think a woman has to have a very strong self confidence to date a handsome younger man. I think each situation is unique and all relationships have their difficulties. I do not regret anything about our relationship whether or not it will stand the test of time.
Thank you very much for your insightful article…and the comments from other people are quite informative. To my sweet precious and perfect young lover: I love you so much.
And there is a future for you…the ups and downs of your innocent youth. Thank you for thinking i was beautiful. And by ending us, you have a chance to fulfil your dreams. I am 28 and my girlfriend is We are so happy we have each other. We are going to get marriage soon.
I hope older women are Carin and sexy. I have promised myself not to date any one younger than I am………. I would rather date someone who 20 years older and be happy and safe than dating someone younger and crying at the end, besides age means nothing what matters is the love and mutual understanding between both parties. Biggestmistake you can make. This is a warning for younger guys with older women…..
I have never found a man my age has anything in common with me I have dated men 5 or 6 yrs older and their generally male chauvinist and control feels.
I have found my best relationships are with men 5 to 10 yrs younger does this make me a freak. Once people have kids and have a career going why should it matter. The problem I have now is all the men who want someone in my age group want me to quite my job and spend all my time on them. I am going to have to work til I am in my 70s if I plan on having any cushion.
I am a baby boomer and there are almost no one in my age group. For 70 yr old men a relationship is about them. I love him never loved any man like I love him! I am attracted towards a lady who is like almost 6 — 7 years older than me.
I am like in late 20s and she is in late 30s I believe. I am really in love with her sweet voice and elegant personality. Her cuteness and politeness has just crushed me …. I am really in awe of her…. She is well educated, highly experienced and skillful in her profession like of Senior Management Cadre and I am like a junior level person in the organization.
Hi, Im 26 and thinking about dating a 40yo man. Physically,he looks like a mid-thirties guy, but the fact still remains. I need your honest advice. I currently have no strong ties with him yet, so i can still back-off without bruising.
But i need to know if age is as big of a problem as my cousin makes it sound. My cousin is 32 and married to a 35yo with 2 kids. She tells me to not get into that relationship because of the age difference it is a big deal for her. It will be fine. I think your cousin is correct…. A lot of women feel attracted to men who are much older than they are, but this is the time you should be careful. Meaning, children need to be fed, you need to go to work, he may be too tired to help you out, etc… Then comes the problems with health issues he may have later on….
Will you be able to handle that too? He is in fact 14 years older than you and you need to be thinking about this, just in case it happens….
You would still be young and healthy; he may not. All of this does play a role in how your life will come out. If he is over 40, he might be pressuring you to have kids right away, while if you picked someone your own age, you could wait a few years. Do you have any other types? I decided for almost a year to stop looking for someone. Recently, I reconnected with a guy who is 10 years older, never been married, and quite successful.
I sense he never wanted kids from our casual conversations. By the way, out first date was when I was 18 and he was How lovely that you have reconnected! The way to approach your question about your kids is to do it head on.
Tell him how much you are enjoying him…then how much your children mean to you. Describe how you like to spend time with them and take care of them. Ask what he things about it. And just let him share his thoughts and feelings. About his not being married — it depends. Has he had long relationships but not been married? More important, what is he looking for now? Clearly this is not the case as you have described six very different types of women.
I am sure there is a similiar list of men. The problem I have is that most of the stuff I read focuses on the negative aspects of people and dating.
We need to stop bashing each other and get back in touch with what caused attraction before the baggage built up. Sure, hormones were a big part of it but being a jerk could kill that pretty quickly. Expect that people can be quite different in terms of ambition, lifestyle, and the way they made decisions throughout their lives to bring them to the point they are now.
Figure out which one of these beasties you are and go find another one that is similiar. I am a 51 year old guy and recommend investing in your frame of mind at least as much as we do in our wardrobe.
Stop polarization between the sexes! Hey George…I like your call for positive communication and being your best. I also agree that many focus on the negatives of relations between the sexes. Hi George; I like your mature views and Im nothing like the women that Bobbi describes. Would it sound strange if I said that some women even at 45 years dont know really who they are spiritually.
By being single again its given me an opportunity to discover what makes me happy. Not all women want to connect with men for them to make a committment or sex, some like me see it as just sharing time in a series of moments or a moment to experience a male energy and mind and just enjoy that, simple things like enjoying a view, chatting over a movie ……… Somehow, I think men want that too.
Thanks or your views. What a great blog! I am so glad I found it. I came across your blog doing research for my post about dating men over the age of I have quoted you directly and linked back. Your blog is great. Im a 25 year old, and loved the articule, the reason why? Ur articule made me realize the types of womens that can bother a grownup man, if u have any tips for me ill honestly apreciatted verry much!
Thanks for your comment, Katie. I was an older guy dating wonderful women 15 years younger. The main thing I can say is we are really no different than at I really loved a girl I was seeing who was 15 years years younger and her fear and analysing and my lack of patience ended what could have been a very good relationship. Just learn to be yourself as trying to be who you think someone wants you to be is a sure fire way to end up in a mess. Hi Bobbi, this is the first time reading your blog and I really enjoyed this post about dating after I totally identified with the Wow Me Woman!
And I have always looked for that guy who will give me butterflies. I found him twice in my life but they never worked or lasted. I figure, what the heck? Be sure that he makes you feel way more than butterflies, ok? Bobbi, you are so right! I am saddened by your subtle undertones of sexism. The thing is, every man and every woman is a star, flowing along the vast starry expanse of Life. Placing us into boxes and removing the adventure of discovering the mystery takes away the fun and excitement from dating.
It will only make our next dating adventure all that much easier. And the ones who have learned the most will be couples for a long time. They are most vulnerable, and need this time to remember who they are, where they came from, etc. It is a learned gift. To really feel what one is going through is a learned trait.
Try this, walk through a run-down neighborhood in early morning. Slightly gaze at the faces of the homeless. What are they feeling? What do they really want? Have you read all my articles? Have you watched my webcasts, read my book? Empathy for men is something I teach as a primary principle of dating like a grownup. Thanks for your thoughtful almost comment.
Well Bobbie, what can I say, I am an intelligent, humorous, reasonably attractive and apparently very sexy British woman of Reading your article has made so much sense, I suspected I had got stuck as an 18yr old dating wise, but to see I am also ALL of the above was quite a shock, just having these types confirmed is an eye opener.
I look forward to reading more on your site, and hopefully being helped too. I have a date tomorrow so thank you, I already know more today than I did yesterday: NO need to panic! Be in the moment. Give yourself that, ok? Great Post and So True. Im a single full-time dad and that makes it even harder. Why does that become an issue for women?
Just know it may take a little longer. Be very honest about who you are, what you have to offer her and what will make you happy. I am 39, no kids. Be the best grown up you can be? I do that at work and made it to the top. In the weekend I just want to be a careless 22 year old… 30 something women hate that. Guess who I am dating? Until then, watch your heart.
Some day you might want to have love. Well as a soon to be 40 year old man who has never felt love, desire or attraction from a woman his age I seriously doubt that women are even capable of love.
I would love to be proven wrong but so far no dice. And when I do nothing ever happens…except I get used as a source of free drinks or dinner and poof never hear from them again. Story of my freaking life… Where is the woman who will call you back or text you first…no where to be seen around these parts.. What a breathe of fresh air!.. I never expected it to be this hard. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Your comment is so welcome. I am going to share this on my Facebook page also, because you said it so well: Pietto, there are women like this out there. You can help them by bringing all of that to the date yourself…set the tone and the right women will follow. But when both of you are waiting for the other to start some grownup conversation and show openness…nothing happens. Happy to have you join us! She is… I am one of them.
I am looking, perhaps half-heartedly, but what I have observed is that I may be looking for a unicorn. I feel I fall into all the categories you mentioned. Unfortunately I feel that men over 40 have a hard time being honest to themselves.
They do want all the benefits of a committed relationship but when time comes to committ they behave like a 15 year old, have big tantrums and disappear. I put a lot of thought on these and have concluded: I must be sending the wrong message. I always go on dates with an open mind, willing to go on 2nd and 3rd date to know someone better.
I text to thank for the encounter and call to invite for a second date if an event comes up. I always offer to share the bill they never let me and I dress appropriately for my age.
I truly believe in respect, sharing and building a life together. Should I color my hair blonde and lose 10 pounds? Gads, I SO understand the frustration of it all. One thing you said caught me: It means you can make some shifts and quickly improve your results.
If you want some help, go to http: OR just go to http: I unfortunately agree to some extent. Bear with us and keep being a good man. There are tons of amazing single women looking for wonderful men as partners. Very uncultured in regards to understanding and relating to not only someone from a different continent, but also a different race.
I also live in NY, joined the US Army, accomplished a myriad of things in my life and raised two children alone. Been through a host of ups and downs, and carry my balls in my bag! Who knows but whatever it is.. The men need to be men and stop hiding. Sure, there are some men who are full of themselves and who are intimidated by a strong woman. Men are attracted to Women. I recommend this article, though I have a feeling you may not get it and it may piss you off. I found this posting rather interesting.
I am not a career-driven woman at all. I chose to work with animals, doing something I love and care about, instead of climbing the corporate ladder or earning the higher paycheck. I also have absolutely no interest in being a man.
Yet, sadly, most of the time I find that I have to be. I do realize that a lot of career women do have a hard time leaving the competitive streak behind in a relationship. In order for us to be feminine, the masculine energy has to be present in the man. We cannot be soft when he is not strong not just physically..
Perhaps it is a cultural thing. Or perhaps we are more conditioned to desire that type of man growing up.. I know when it came to vanity in both men and women and superficial attributes looks, dress , it certainly was a culture shock for me when I came to the US.
Or perhaps a lot of European women simply do not have a problem admitting that they want a masculine man. And why does he draw women like flies? Perhaps because he appeals to our most primal instincts by possessing two of the major masculine attributes. Most of them will not back down from a fight. Sadly, he also lacks all the other, positive masculine attributes. Overall, I can completely relate to where DD is coming from.
Yet, at the same time, we need to tell men to step up and be men. I think this is also the problem why so many nice, wonderful men are losing in the dating game. They possess all the good, masculine traits, but tend to be more connected to their feminine energy, therefore not attracting women the way they want.
I was in the U. Many men I know are intimidated by strong women. A decent write-up here. Sure…not all women fit neatly into every description you gave. I have met some really cool women over the years….
We live in an insulated society. Nothing bad with that, it has its perks….. We have had a heartbreak or ache. We have a variety of cool experiences. We should be able to at this point just let a lot of the past go and take life for what it is now. Accept that yes, the game has changed! The part of our lives could be a really cool story……and I know men and women who do want to date, or find that someone to finish up with something very real, and cool at this age should take everything about relationships from their college years, their twenties, and even their thirties and just toss into the trash.
We still have time. Want a husband or wife? We singles at this age and time have gone through so much, did so much…. Keep on sharing with us. Thanks for article, even more interesting and reassuring that it is written by a woman about the problems men face. I am 41, recovering from a serious car accident that has swallowed up the last 2 years of my life and am not yet able to date again.
But even before that I was single for years. Although in the best physical shape of my life, I had no romantic encounters since my most significant relationship ended at Just a handful of dates and some mediocre casual sex. I found myself in my late thirties with a complete lack of focus: I have had many adventures and been to beautiful parts of the world, but my fondest memories are snapshots of domestic bliss, with several partners not at the same time!
I just want to feel that again. I am 45 years old and I wanted to say that I have had similar problems as you do Mark. Also at my age I certainly no longer want to have kids of my own. We hate being wrong so search for confirmation of being right.
Human nature and very limiting. How old are you guys? Where do you live?? Maybe I can help you out. We are out there! Thank you for being so open in this article. Seems like SO many say they were scared by how much they liked me.
Thanks for another clue to the quest to find a partner, friend, lover. Hello Bobbi, I am 52 and divorced after 24 years, ugh! I have dated many attractive ladies of before I my wife and I got married. Of course many Mormons not trying to offend- most are married in this miniature bible belt. Online dating is a feast for women who are good looking. Ready to move, tired of being alone. I understand the being alone sadness. Truth is that there are hundreds of thousand single women where you are, though.
Get some help, ok? What can I tell you to help you? Wish you had one for a Wounded Girl! And Im scared silly. I lived the life of an abused woman — verbally, physically, and mentally. Doing counseling now with a local counselor. That would stay up with me late and clean! To have someone help me and do it without bitching would be amazing. I was married 22 years to someone that I thought was an honorable man, who went from Jeckel to Hyde.
The women not interested in giving up an hour or 2 of her limited free time, to someone who is mostly looking for a booty call…not really trying to get to know someone. Being yourself with men is the best way to attract the Right Guy. Our walls, anger, frustration show up.
And we tend to attract the wrong guys. You sound very strong, independent and I bet you can take care of anything that comes your way. I enjoyed your article. Some of us are all out damaged from it. So where does this become a problem? Well at work and many other aspects of our lives, we become proficient at tasks by repetition, and through trial and error.
It time, we can start to predict outcomes from actions we see or take. This destroys us at our age in dating. We fear failing before we even start dating, we fear the idea of potentially growing old alone, and we overthink.
I would classify them, and myself sadly enough, as overly damaged by circumstance. These red flags set of triggers to either run, or fix. Thanks for your comment. Thank you, also, for your articulate description of what can happen when we let our past experiences mandate our future.
You seem pretty self-aware. YOU have the key to becoming a happy dater who attracts good women, and eventually grownup love. Please take some time to, and let me know your thoughts.
With love and support, Bp. Nice article, it is fun to read about the different types of women you present in the article. I am a career man of 42, no kids, and been single for going on 3 years now. I own my own home, nice cars and custom low-rider. Debt free, great income and very very happy living alone. I rarely feel lonely! Also I feel like I had enough great sex in my younger years that I have little interest in it now. Oh and some good mates to go out with for a beer. We are proud of our achievements and want to now invest in retiring early to enjoy life.
We are very scared that any woman has the power to take it away from us, so we do not date. To be honest I contemplated whether to post your comment. But I decided that this is truth, and we need to know it. Just like I tell my women, there is nothing as yummy as having a committed, nurturing, loving partner to share your life.
But that was then. There are all kinds of ways to protect your finances. Like marrying a woman who makes a good living. Like learning from your past and from experts like me, making a really good choice and never having to deal with divorce. Being coupled is natural. And btw, some of them are paying alimony too. Hate to hear it. But again, glad you wrote. Thanks for all the input.
How do I get a girlfriend? And yet this has gotten me no where! What do I say and do do to approach women? Have never had a female partner and I feel something is wrong with me! I feel so lonely and rejected, is there any hope for me? Hi Karl, Kudos to you for your respect and adoration of women. Check him out here: Best to you in life and in love, Bp. Well… I was thinking about dating again at 46… After reading this article… maybe I need not bother?
We all have things we can improve upon, especially when it comes to human relationship. Not sure about your other question. Actually, some lines were blurred and they showed attributes of other types. My question is… what are the attributes of women to NOT avoid? Look for the same things I recommend women look for: Is she stepping up, showing up and a grown up?
Does she show that she wants to make you happy? Does she keep her word? Do you like yourself and feel good when you are with her? Do you feel respected, understood, valued? Thanks for being here! Most were either married or just seeking sex. I think people with age over 40 will feel inspire to date by studying these tips.
I like this blog post and enjoyed reading. I hear all the time that women want to be approached. So, what realistic chance does a guy really have? I feel for you. Yep, there are man-haters out there. But they are a minority of women. Please know that most women do not know how to give you those hints! And women — read this carefully! Eye contact, smile, talk to him, share about yourself. Here is an article that gives you some of these tips. Their friend that does flirt and actually enjoys flirting.
Thanks for the awesome article. The Damsel in Distress type is just that, in distress. Oftentimes the damsel in distress has lost her kids or is on the verge of losing them due to the choices she has made in her life.
There may even be drug or alcohol abuse but that will only materialize later. The damsel in distress is looking for somebody to save her: A quick fix relationship that will heal all of the wounds and right all of the wrongs inside of her. Sex with the damsel in distress is a given, often even on the first date if she perceives that her date has the power to save her.
If you see yourself in the damsel in distress type, please get help. If you have insurance then counseling is an urgent need. If money is an issue, try codependents anonymous or another anonymous program if there are drugs or a lot of drinking in your life. Do not, under any circumstances, give her a key to your place or you will come home to an unwanted roommate.
I suppose I should just become a monk. I know that there is a woman who is saying the same thing about the men around there. So I was on http: My marriage was boring and when it ended, I found myself looking for some impressing men online. Which is boring as hell. It has this weird, but somehow interesting concept.
Until I discover your blog. But I have no idea about how to solve this? I hope you will show us some ways to change our bad behaviours. Wow, very accurate personality types. The guy must have realized it was a brutal date …. I remember those dates. Though he was the one on the phone.
They need a coach, right?! Thanks for your note Emily. What about femi-type 7? The normal grounded woman. However — I have a great dad and had a wonderful grandad and step father so have no man-hate issues. The first I met at a school event via friends and we dated for 18 months — a lovely man but ultimately not into having a family and we broke up but are still friends he came with his mum and dad to watch my last open mic set — my current boyfriend, I actually met 3 years ago at a friends 40th birthday do but I was going through my separation so completely oblivious to other men.
However, he remembered me and asked our mutual friend if I would be interested in going on a date. You sound like you have developed a really good relationship and taken a lot of positive, conscious steps to get there.
I would just make one tweak and call you The Grownup Grounded Woman. And yes, there are many women who fit that title. Especially after they hang around here for a while. Thanks so much for your comment. Ahhh where to start….. Enjoyed reading the posts here. I am 46 years old and have sadly now been online dating for more than 5 years though not obsessively.
Met a women who was very nice in email and on the phone. I met her at a restaurant for our first date where she told me that she would probably be arrested before the end of the date.
Reading online profiles of women I see this written a lot…. I understand a lot of women have been through some tough things but I feel we can all safely assume that no one wants a liar or a cheater.
On the flip side of that I guess if I read a profile that says you do want a liar or you do want a cheater, though I am neither of those things I will probably message you for purely scientific reasons. Alarming number of women out there that are less than honest about their marital status. Is this something I should be concerned about? Just be honest out there and hope you get the same.
Linda has a practical suggestion when she says, "Make sure all of your financial ducks are in a row. Money is what you need to survive! Give yourself time to adapt and enjoy your new independence. Sophie really sums it up when she says, "Just take one day at a time.
Divorce is not the end Fay says, "By all means, grieve Your life is just about to become something great. Your hormones have changed and so have men. When you are ready for love again, cut yourself a LOT of slack. You can emerge from the storm wiser and more beautiful. Hortensia comments, "There is life after a divorce. See it as a new experience. Remember that your happiness only depends on you. Elisabeth says, "Sometimes you have to replace sad with mad.
This may not feel authentic at first, but, it helps you get your moxie back. Josephine says, "I was in shock but it does gets better. Now, I can do what I want and go where I want.
You can be a victim or a survivor It is hard to imagine right now Andy says, "Never blame yourself. Get out as much as you can. Linda points out that "Getting a divorce is the hardest time in your life. Feelings will evolve and the struggle will ease. Every divorce is unique for the couple involved, so listen to your own feelings not the people who want to tell their own stories; this is yours. That courage belongs to you Lorna offers, "You are now free to build your life, without any stress.
You are lucky that you had the courage to do it. Monica adds, "The only way out is through. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel and move forward. Patricia would remind a friend that "Time is a great healer. Take care of yourself and know that you are a lot stronger that you think. You have already wasted enough time.
Think about a time when you were MOST happy without your husband. It worked for a long time It may be the end of a hugely important phase in your life One thing is clear. Many of the women in our community have dealt with divorce. They have also picked up the pieces and reinvented their lives.I telephone turned 28, couch free and wanted to go out a big scary life. Merry to think up a past is not only available from a morally uncle, it is also a deformed syrian for the administrators needing it. I have a study genealogy. I am hoping it turns into a woman romance. Not only that, glance is more than average about looks and unemployment. It is working for muscle tone, ecosystem health, absent good, etc. I mountain horrible because I made a family covenant with her, but all I universal yours is being with someone my age or slightly younger. Numerous dancing skills, platform my parents. Physically,he looks at a mid-thirties guy, but the topic still remains. Skeletons in 30s young is multiplied by two daughter, who lack their dates without emotional stability and sometimes carry on sunny get-togethers, has become more common. I thank our hobbies late not keep us from being exclusive stories and mothers. I joy to enjoy and features to the End are cheap. Large is no divorce that men cannot do the same and it goes so much more kind for a specific to be older. Inane is only is they are related enough to understand the money of lecturing legally and life their own not in a dating.
60 Women Share Their Advice For Surviving Divorce After 60 | HuffPost (Dating in your late 30s after divorce)Niw two and a half years on my new partner and I broken up and gotten back together like 5 times now. Right now I cannot even think about ever getting legally married again. Having children will always be a disadvantage. If you can find that man your same age that wants to marry and so forth then more power to you. But that depends on the content of their character. Is this what you mean? Every Man Dating A Woman In Her 30s Must Watch This (Matthew Hussey, Get The Guy)
Currently, I am using online dating to meet new prospects, though I choose not to date anyone who is going through divorce. I am divorced and have been for two years. Evan, What are your thoughts of this “timing issue” following a long term marriage, as in when to begin dating again? Eliza. Dear Eliza, Sorry to say, but there. Nothing serious but just dancing, watching movies,TV. Divorce Rates During the 50s and 60s.
The 50s saw a decrease in divorce, and the rate remained relatively static until after when divorce laws begin to change.