Dating for 50 plus
— that they were ‘comfortable in their old jeans’, that they liked country walks and red wine. At 63 he had a teenage son, plus he was paying maintenance for two other children from an earlier relationship.We had nothing whatever in common, and I fled as soon as decently possible.
Another man said that he met somebody who seemed great and they got on so well that they arranged to go on a holiday to South Africa together.
After my partner died, I thought to myself: ‘Online dating is the modern way to go.’ I was pretty certain I would soon find my ideal person, somebody clever, witty, good-looking, successful, excellent company, open to new ideas, well-read and with a sense of purpose in life.
If I’m looking for him, he must be looking for me, I reasoned.
And even though procreation is off the table, I picked up clear signals from the women I met online that the meter is running, so it’s best to get on with things.
Most wanted to push past the introductory emails and calls to schedule a get-together ASAP.