Dating in your early 20s is fun and irrational, and it is done with little regard for actual compatibility or long-term sustainability. I yearned to be comforted by the safety of a long-term partnership. I had no idea what that meant at the time, but I knew it sounded nice. Movies portrayed it as something to aspire to, and so the idea fit well into my own dreams and goals. Like a classroom, life was teaching me what love was all about. With apps like Plenty of Fish and OkCupid, finding a potential partner is based first on looks, and second on personality or connection.
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W hen a divorced woman on "the wrong side of 45 with a brace of kids" began to write about her experiences of being single last week, she opened her blog with the extraordinary statement that she was in "relationship no man's land", condemned to be alone for the rest of her life. The anonymous woman, whose blog is called The Plankton, is not alone in believing that there are problems specific to being a single woman in middle age. A survey this month found eight out of 10 women over 50 think they have become invisible to men. Seven out of 10 women in the study felt overlooked by the fashion industry, while three-quarters of women in their 60s believed they had lost their identity by being labelled as a "mum". Women and men are living longer and fitter lives; the average age at which we divorce is rising — 41 now for women and 43 for men — and the number of single parents is projected to rise to 1. There is a new demographic of confident and experienced women, at their sexual peak as far as science is concerned, who would like to find a partner.
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Typically, right after I meet a person, I go stalk them on Instagram. And kinda hot! I thought that maybe I was one of the very few people who found this attractive, but it turns out plenty of internet users are longing for a man with no social media. Of course, a man with no social presence does raise a few flags at first. What is he hiding?
Nothing wrong with that if you ask me, a dating coach for women. It's important to know what will and won't work for you in a match, especially when you're dating in middle age and beyond. I've also heard plenty of others over the last 11 years in my practice. More than 75 percent of the OurTime.