Dating tips for women over 60
If I wanted to be someone’s caretaker, I would have gone into nursing.If I can be with a young woman, that means I’m still hip and cool and all those things I’ve always wanted to be. That said, what are the downsides of dating someone younger? But just as I was feeling pretty good about myself, she’d talk to a young waiter, or make a comment to a good-looking guy at the bar, and my confidence would just fly out the window.Orr: I find I just don’t have that much in common with younger women. I guess deep down I always wondered why she’d want to be with an old guy like me! Women are more independent and assertive, less in need of reassurance or approval from their partners.Plus, she wanted kids, and my two kids are already grown so I’ve been there, done that. Culbreth: Sometimes people this age fall into the trap of supporting the person financially or taking on a parental role. So what are the benefits of dating someone older when you’re in your fifties? Men become more nurturing, more comfortable with intimacy and able to share themselves in ways they never could before.Camfield: I’ve dated women a few years older than me, and it makes me feel like a hot young stud! I find that they appreciate me more and spoil me, too. Each has the wisdom and experience to celebrate the other. Evans: Dating someone older just doesn’t interest me.It’s hard, but I keep telling myself she’s out there. I have a hard time finding a man my age who wants to go out with someone who’s actually his age—like me. Culbreth: It can be very flattering to date someone younger than you are.People want to date someone fun, and many of us think someone younger is going to be more fun.To find the answers, we sat down with some boomers as well as relationship experts to determine just how important age really is. I’ve dated younger men in the past, and they were very impressed that I had “grown-up things” like good china and silver and could cook a great meal.
Plus, Boomers are known as “zoomers” because they do so much these days—so most have no problem keeping up with someone ten or even twenty years their junior. I’ve had several serious relationships with men more than ten years younger than I am, and I’m currently dating a man who’s 52. I don’t want to date a man in his sixties—that just seems much too old for me.I know I’m in my sixties, too, but I feel so much younger than that. Orr: I guess I look at it as a status symbol of sorts. I loved being with such a beautiful, young woman; it was a definite ego boost.