We have all heard about how easy it is for a man to start dating in his fifties and how there are plenty of women to choose from. Early 30’s and never been married – these women must have “daddy issues”.Their desire to be with men 15-20 years their senior means they are looking for someone to take care of them both financially and personally. ” With quite a large chance you’ll never see them again. (However, if you happen to like men who like cycling, you may be in luck. They should be so lucky This is really sweet and obviously, because you’re my friend, I know you mean it. Not when they have hundreds of twenty-five year old lovelies to choose from. To be honest, they’re called ‘horrific’ for a reason. It makes me feel like a huge disappointment when I have to say, “er.” It’s kind of a conversation stopper akin to “Have you got children? Then, when you seem all distraught for me, I want to explain: It’s fine, I’m used to it. You have to go out, spend a whole evening and lots of money, asking a total stranger questions like “And have you got any brothers and sisters? Nope, sadly, it’s not a passport to a George Clooney-alike every night of the week, darn it. Your problem is, you need to learn to compromise Very possibly (I have been known to dismiss a man based on the width of his shoulders after all, but that was in my 20s.) However, I can’t help wondering whether you felt you were compromising when you walked down the aisle; whether you thought you were settling when you hooked up with your now husband in a drunken pash-up at Freshers Week? The idea that I have to settle is frankly just too depressing. Oh please tell us some really horrific dating stories! As long as it’s not followed by “he’s no oil painting, possibly ‘on the spectrum’ and been single for ten years, but he’s a really nice guy…” Before you offer out your single friends, ask yourself, would I go on a date with him? If the answer’s a resounding ‘no’, chances are I won’t want to either. As a dating coach for women over 40, I know finding love the second time around (or even the first) is not easy.
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