While this is sage advice for unmarried women of childbearing age, it might be misleading advice for women who have been there and done the family thing. Age is an undeniable factor in life that colors who we are and how we are perceived in the dating world.Dating men of any age presents its own unique set of challenges: In high school you get fumbling boys, confused about where to put their body parts in relation to yours, despite their over-eagerness for the proximity. If you manage to settle down with one in their thirties you'll still spend time tinkering with their training wheels, coaching them through their careers, mothering them, and turning them into the men they want to be.When he died I fell in love with somebody 15 years younger than I was – a Hungarian artist – and lived with him for seven years.So I hadn’t really come to grips with my age at all; it had ricocheted up and down, reflecting the person I was with. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.
At a deeper level, as in all questions of the spirit including love and meaning, we must at some point face ourselves, and being alone, although undesirable, provides that important opportunity. When women are younger, they are often advised to stay away from "bad boys" who "only want one thing" and who are definitely poor marital prospects.In their twenties men want to have as much sex with as many different women as possible. Of course in their forties and fifties all of that hard work will be undone in a blazing crisis of self that returns them squarely to stage one, armed this time with enough Viagra to pre-empt their premature excitement.For these reasons and others, my friend Megan O'Brien, a successful woman in her own right as the founder of the marketing agency Beauty Brander, almost exclusively dates men in their sixties and older.I made a very stupid mistake when I first started internet dating. It was a really stupid thing to do, so now I’m much more careful.I’d seen David’s profile online and we’d exchanged a few emails. When you’ve come out of a long-term relationship, your confidence can hit rock bottom. I was so out of practice, but we had a great time and it boosted my confidence.