But I wasn’t the same single guy I was the last time I lived here. And I wanted to meet people, so I turned to internet dating as a way to meet eligible women.And even though procreation is off the table, I picked up clear signals from the women I met online that the meter is running, so it’s best to get on with things.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.
I attempted to find an answer via The Google, seeking the percentage of men in the US who date ten or more years younger; to my surprise, what popped up first were articles on cougar women dating younger men!
I had just read a comment by a 50-something-year-old woman who has not been successful at finding a relationship in the Atlanta area.
Beyond my own anecdotal assumptions, I also have many 50-year-old friends (and readers) across the country, who are well acquainted with the older man-younger woman phenomenon – even among aging boomers. “Not just a younger body in bed, but a trophy on the arm, a woman who is less likely to contradict him, a woman less likely to compete with him even inadvertently, and less need to compromise.
“Why would a man want a woman he can talk with intelligently? I looked at him and raised my eyebrows as he began to smirk. Most of these middle-aged men have been married before, and they view the younger woman as easier, lighter, and it feels good… But I love all models.” As nice as that is to hear, in my experience, he is the exception.
Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.
So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success.
If you like the idea of finding men in real life versus online, you'll want to be in social situations where men 50 years and older congregate and you'll need to know how to get them to approach you when you're interested in them.
Here's a great tip...you see a man across the room who looks interesting, make eye contact and smile at him.
First, there is the fact that before meeting him, I spent nearly seven years on and off dating sites – and on two continents. In the US, I was likely to hear from men 10 to 20 years older.
I wasn’t up for becoming Nurse Nancy, and that seemed in some instances the only option!
She is considering relocation, and hoping for more options elsewhere.