Once you’re into your wisdom years your needs, desires and expectations are very different from what you’re looking for when you’re in your 20s.Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care as much about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.Why not reach out to the people you like and trust, and let them know that you are looking to meet some new (older) men? You won’t meet them unless you ask friends for connections.Lots of your friends and relatives might already know someone who you would love to meet, but they probably aren’t going to speak up about it unless they know that you’re receptive to the idea.Check out these interviews with dating coach Lisa Copeland on how to write an online dating profile, and what older men really want from women over 60. What advice would you give to someone who says she has given up on love?
One of the best places to meet a good man is to go where he is doing what he loves.You might strike up a conversation that leads to something more.You already have a natural built-in network of dozens or hundreds of family and friends – and all of them know older men who you might not have met yet.Many women over 60 say “all the good men are married.” It’s true that a lot of men over 60 are married – but you need to just deal with that and let it go.Stop comparing your prospective dates to men who aren’t available, and instead start focusing on quality single, eligible men.Most single guys are like you – they have a lot of different things in life to keep them busy, whether that’s work or family, grandkids, pets, hobbies or other interests. Don’t assume that you won’t have anything in common with men your age.