Among the first to approach me after the session was a woman in her late 60s. The two of them have been happily living together for 10 years now. "Many men find women their own age or older to be more confident — and sexier. Find a man who wants a smart, lively companion, not a youngster or a visiting nurse." Had the man behind her heard me utter the word "sexier"? His wife had been in a psychiatric hospital for the past six years, he explained. "And we can." Three examples sprang to mind: My husband, 15 months younger than I am, had dated only women about our age before meeting me.Caroline said that anxieties can plague 50 women when it comes to dating.
That’s why I wrote these 8 tips about men you can use right away in your own dating life. They don’t think like women nor do they communicate like women.Getting it right the first time was not the way life happened for me and I imagine for many of you as well.I didn’t get the results of what I expected to get earlier in my life and life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope, dream, and plan.There are lots of great dating sites for over 50s, and more ways than ever to meet new people, so now might be a better time than ever before to get yourself out there...So we spoke to dating expert and matchmaker at dating agency Mutual Attraction Caroline Brearley, and dating over 50s expert Lisa Copeland (findaqualityman.com), to get their expert opinion on just how to date when you're over 50...I'm not sure, but he wanted my advice on the best time to have sex in a new relationship. "And certainly later than you wish." I stressed the importance of going slowly, of getting to know the other person well. For years before that, he had been devoted to her — accompanying her to doctors' appointments, administering her medications, handling all aspects of her care.Now, it looked as if she would never be discharged and that the hospital might remain her permanent home. " "I'm not going to tell you what to write, but say something in the first sentence that shows who you are." "Could I start with something like: 'Devoted caregiver to my wife for several years...'? "You're bound to get responses from women who've been caregivers themselves.These tips have made a huge difference in my both my life and the lives of my clients. This means don’t expect a man to act like a woman or you’re guaranteed to be disappointed.Tip #2 – Men over 50 are very masculine and they love when you bring this trait out in them.It’s not the best place to be, but it is better than being miserable, I’ll tell you that.If you’re someone who got it right the first time and married the man of your dreams, had children, and now are enjoying your older years with the love of your life and grandchildren, well…. You can count your blessings right now that you’re not still out there, but you might get a kick out of reading this anyway.I wanted to fall in love, get married, and have kids.My life didn’t turn out the way I thought it would and I had NO idea that I would end up in my 50’s, single and dating again.Judging from the questions I was asked after AARP's "Finding Love at 50 " panel in Las Vegas this spring, what happened in Vegas won't stay in Vegas after all. My sister, age 70, has a partner 14 years her junior.