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How do Common Myths About Aging Impact Dating Over 60? (Video)

By Margaret Manning September 13, 2015 Dating

When it comes to dating over 60, have you ever thought about how myths about aging might be holding you back? For example, one of the biggest stereotypes is that the older you get the less interested you should be in sex. What rubbish!

The majority of baby boomers say that sex after 60 is better than at any other point in their life. Some of us may not be as quick to jump into bed with someone, but, that doesn’t mean that we have left our physical needs behind.

Myth: There Aren’t Any Good Men Over 60 Left

Another aging myth is that it is impossible to find a male partner after 60. The truth is that there has never been a better time to try online dating after 60 – you just need to understand the rules of the game. In addition, you need to be willing to “create your own luck,” by being willing to chat with people in public – at the supermarket, in the post office or on a train.

Myth: Older Men Only Date Younger Women

Many women also believe that “older men are only interested in younger women.” Talking with Lisa Copeland – and also with David Wygant – I can tell you that this is not the case. It is absolutely true that men are attracted to youth and physical beauty, but, like women, their needs are complex.

For starters, if you think about it, there just aren’t enough younger women to go around. If an older man really did decide to “only date younger women,” he would be competing with young men. There just aren’t that many older men who can do this effectively. In addition, men, like women, look at the whole package when deciding who to date. Many older men say that they appreciate the maturity, experience and perspective that older women have.

Lisa says that women over 60 need to reassess their own beauty. We should look inside and learn to love ourselves. I would add that each of us has a responsibility to stay healthy and keep ourselves in great shape. We shouldn’t want to look “younger,” but, we should want to look and feel our best at any age.

I hope that you enjoy my latest interview with senior dating coach, Lisa Copeland. Please join the conversation at the end of this article.

Do you agree that myths about aging hold people back? Why or why not? What myth do you wish the world knew was not true about life or love after 60? Please join the conversation.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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