Some women commented that they doubt they’ll ever find love again, because they don’t want to have to take care of a man, and would rather just take care of themselves.
Other women said that even though they realize that they do not “need” a man to make them happy, they would like to find someone to share their lives with.
One challenge of dating over 60 is that the whole concept of romantic relationships has a different meaning for this stage of life.
When the traditional roles have gone away, omen over 60 are looking for different things in a man than we might have wanted when we were in our 20s, 30s or 40s.
As a result I am very busy so online dating looked like the solution. My experience was —they reject men their age very fast. Have had a number of friends with fashion sense help dress me.
We recently posed a question on Facebook to our Sixty and Me community, asking women our age who might have gone through a recent divorce and entering the world of over 60 dating for the first time.
So they have started focusing on their own interests, activities and families, regardless of whether they can find “the right man.” Many women our age are having a hard time trusting men – whether due to a painful divorce or a series of disappointing dating experiences.
Many women over 60 find that their sense of confidence is broken and feel disillusioned by men and marriage.
We are no longer looking for a relationship with the goal of having children and building a “home” together.
Dating over 60 is often more about having fun and finding a partnership of equals.