In my mid-fifties, however, I found myself single again, and remained so until well into my sixties. Anyway, I went out with some of them and found that dating when one’s older brings various challenges.
If I only have another 10 or 15 years left, I refuse to spend them in a situation that makes me unhappy.
The partner we chose in our 20s or 30s may not be the one we find satisfying in our 60s.
our first public appearance was in a blog article we published on the Tapestry Blog about dating for seniors titled “9 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for 55 ”.
The article shared some of the interesting lessons we had learned about dating for seniors from a closed trial we had been running in Northern California, and asked people to let us know if they wanted to be involved in a more expanded trial.
They’d long ago hung up their spurs and mutated into pensioners.
In fact, I couldn’t imagine them ever having had any sex, ever.
But that doesn’t mean they’re uninterested in male companionship or dating. Perhaps, as Katharine Hepburn suggests, one who “lives next door and just visits now and then.” I especially hope that man will visit my bedroom. The prospect of a vigorous romp is appealing, but it’s become fraught with concern.
As I’ve grown older, good health becomes more precious and a blessing never to be taken for granted.
For one thing, people used to stay married; they weren’t out in the jungle, searching for romance.
Besides, these women just looked so ancient – permed hair, beige cardis.
More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.