Lisa says that she is a huge fan of online dating, because this is one of the few places where older people come together.There will always be married men and scammers to look out for, but, these are manageable inconveniences.Emotional intelligence generally increases with age; this is about “life skills.” Older people are better at dating, as they are at just about everything except a few non-consequential motor skills. We don’t fumble for topics of conversation, faint at the thought of a formal dinner, wonder how to behave at an opera, or think planning a vacation is “hard.” We don’t fall apart when our hose run, and we operate from a deeply centered standpoint, not chasing about the fickle and changing opinions of others. We have lifeskills, aplomb, sophistication, and experience!
By the time we reach our late 50s and early 60s, the ratio of single men to single women definitely drops.
But, as my guest, professional dating coach Lisa Copeland, points out, this is no reason to worry. There are still plenty of good single men over 50 available.
She is considering relocation, and hoping for more options elsewhere.
As my significant other was scoffing at my insistence that it’s tough for women to find good men once they’re over age 45 much less 50, I reminded him that I possess plenty of experience in matters of Second Life Socializing.
But, to meet them, you need to know the rules of the game.
In our interview, Lisa jokes that there really are good men “everywhere.” When you think about it, she’s right.
There are 97 million Americans over the age of 45, and of those, 40%, or 36.2 million, are single.
If you’re over 50 and looking, I have some good news. The ratio of females to males increases with each decade, but does it really matter? First, all it takes is one, and a 100% hit is a 100% hit.
Most claimed to be "more attractive than average" — 72 percent of women, 68 percent of men. You may be wonderful, but if you look like a total schlump, women will flee. However, they don't want sexually transmitted infections (STIs).