W hen a divorced woman on "the wrong side of 45 with a brace of kids" began to write about her experiences of being single last week, she opened her blog with the extraordinary statement that she was in "relationship no man's land", condemned to be alone for the rest of her life. The anonymous woman, whose blog is called The Plankton, is not alone in believing that there are problems specific to being a single woman in middle age. A survey this month found eight out of 10 women over 50 think they have become invisible to men. Seven out of 10 women in the study felt overlooked by the fashion industry, while three-quarters of women in their 60s believed they had lost their identity by being labelled as a "mum". Women and men are living longer and fitter lives; the average age at which we divorce is rising — 41 now for women and 43 for men — and the number of single parents is projected to rise to 1. There is a new demographic of confident and experienced women, at their sexual peak as far as science is concerned, who would like to find a partner.
Dating an Older Man
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Once seen as a haven for desperates and weirdos, online dating has evolved into a socially acceptable — if not required — way to find that mysterious "one. Yet despite the rise of sites designed specifically for hooking up, men who online date in some fashion may be more inclined to look for love if they're past their twenties. It's clear that men want more than just sex when they turn to online dating. They want a real connection,'" said Larry Cervantes, Chief Communications Officer at AnastasiaDate, an international dating site that commissioned the survey. Of course, Cervantes is bound to be biased seeing as he runs a site that competes with Grindr and Tinder which is the new OkCupid, Match, and all that combined.
Have you ever experienced dating older men? Be prepared to be swept off your feet!
When I was 25, I spent a year dating a man 20 years older than me. The Older Man was also my editor, which added a power imbalance to the mix—a dynamic we all know can be equal parts problematic and irresistible. I wonder: What do we gain and lose from dating someone of a different generation? The Older Man was a peculiar person. For one, he wore silk onesie pajamas that he meticulously ironed to have a crease down the center of the pant leg.
Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. I'm dating an older man, you know.