Because men have shorter lifespans, many older men are interested in having a potential caregiver or a “nurse with a purse.” They tend to marry quicker than older women, but it isn’t because older women can’t find a hubby; it’s because women are more likely to be looking for a short-term relationship or a companion, not a husband.That isn’t true for my three girlfriends, but it’s true for me. “We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before. That said, the dating market for older singles isn’t all that easy. There just aren’t that many available singles our age and the ones who are available are an interesting lot (read Anne Lamott’s funny take of her year on to understand).
One hard fact that has stuck with me in particular is that by the time we are 60 there are two single women for every one single man due to a higher male mortality rate.
This book, “He’s History and You’re Not”, says 2 to 4 years.
Overall I found this book, “He’s History and You’re Not”, down to earth, easy to relate to and funny.
Here is an interesting chart that shows mortality rates for men and women: good news regarding that difference is that many post menopausal, post divorce women don’t want a man in their life anyways.
After my divorce I joined some singles groups for middle aged women and met many women who felt that a man would be more work than fun. The other problem with over 40 dating is that men and women at this age don’t necessarily match for dating ranges.
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