Middle age dating and sex
Yet, if we go at this process with the same reckless and deceptive advertising as in our previous incarnation as daters, we may be in for the same recipe for disaster that made our prior relationship crash and burn.
Gentlemen as tongue in cheek as this may seem, there is another way, a better way to go about this process. We must concede that at least one thing has gotten easier: Finding potential dates.
It was the morning after the night I'd been fretting about for the previous two-and-a half weeks, and the prospect of which had terrified me for the past three years.
I had just spent the night with Stephen - the first man I'd been intimate with since the break-up of my 15-year marriage.
In fact, the figures showed that 3 per cent of Tinder users were between 45 and 54, which meant there were a lot of middle-aged people in its dating pool of 50 million users.
Having been struggling to find a catch in what felt like shallow waters for some time, I decided it was worth a plunge in the depths, however murky.
It was an out-of-town trip for Christmas that snapped me out of my funk.
For six months, I thought I was separated, and for about four of those, I hoped that my relationship with my ex could be repaired—against considerable evidence to the contrary.And, hopefully at our age, we are certainly looking to eliminate the silly games in which people seem to revel well into their 30s.The romance and fashion magazines would have us believe that we must engage in the ancient art of deception to woo the woman of our dreams.I had a date with one man who, in a flurry of perfectly crafted emails, had seemed so right for me, I even agreed – sight almost unseen – to spend the day with him at Lord’s cricket ground.I must have been insane (Lesson No 1: never arrange to meet for longer than a coffee). I didn’t find him at all attractive in the flesh – nasal hair, nasal voice banging on about himself and his terrible divorce – and the feeling was clearly mutual.