Dating middle aged man
Because men have shorter lifespans, many older men are interested in having a potential caregiver or a “nurse with a purse.” They tend to marry quicker than older women, but it isn’t because older women can’t find a hubby; it’s because women are more likely to be looking for a short-term relationship or a companion, not a husband.
That isn’t true for my three girlfriends, but it’s true for me.
In 2006, 40 percent of Americans over the age of 45 were single, something that many of them would clearly prefer not to be.
Questions such as why is she on her own or is she a desperate husband-hunter are probably in a man’s mind before he has even said hello. I spent years frowning and speaking my mind, only to find that stroppy single behaviour may look good on adolescents with attitude but is very unappealing on anyone over 35.Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.They are all 50-something, empty-nesters and divorced. The difference between men and women at this age, however, is that we don’t necessarily want the same things.Many middle-aged people are responsible for the care of their aging parents.
Those caught in "the sandwich generation" -- squeezed between the needs of young children and those of aging parents – sometimes despair of ever having a social life again.Gone are the days we could rely on perfect flesh and dresses the size of a hankie to acquire a mate.