Is it really realistic to believe that we will find a 65-year old man that dresses well, is financially independent and who loves spending time at the gym?
If we really want these things, maybe it’s time for us to take a page from their book and turn the dial on our dating profile back a decade.
Some women complain that men in their 60s are only looking for “a nurse or a purse” (actually, preferably both together!
) Others say that older men are only interested in dating women one third their age.
Mariah Carey, 42, has had twins with Nick Cannon–that’s a 10-year age gap. But top of the tree, as ever, is Madonna, 53, who is at least considering a marriage proposal from her 24-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat.
There’s been an enormous amount of media coverage centred on older women dating younger men over the last decade.Many older single women spend a lot of time looking for an attractive, kind, older, single man.While it’s true that some of us find the man of our dreams after 60, the majority of women that I have spoken to are deeply skeptical of this approach.But, after talking with dating coaches David Wygant and Lisa Copeland, it occurs to me that women our age may be just as biased against older men as they seem to be against us.After all, most men over 60 don’t look like George Clooney, just like most of us don’t look like Jane Seymour.Meanwhile, the younger man is still in a stage of robust sexuality and more apt to explore his desires with a currently open and willing partner.