Where have all the single older men gone? That’s one of the most common questions that women ask when they get back into the over 50 dating game.
Unfortunately, the statistics aren’t on our side.
By the time we reach our late 50s and early 60s, the ratio of single men to single women definitely drops. But, as my guest, professional dating coach Lisa Copeland, points out, this is no reason to worry. Watch our interview and hear for yourself.
There are still plenty of good single men over 50 available. But, to meet them, you need to know the rules of the game.
In our interview, Lisa jokes that there really are good men “everywhere.” When you think about it, she’s right. The statistics may not be on our side, but, there are still millions of single men our age – and despite the stereotypes, not every one of them has the desire (or ability) to date significantly younger women. That said, what are the best places to meet older men?
Lisa says that she is a huge fan of online dating, because this is one of the few places where older people come together. There will always be married men and scammers to look out for, but, these are manageable inconveniences. But, what if you have had a bad experience with online dating over 60 or you just prefer to meet people in the real world?
One helpful exercise that Lisa recommends is to brainstorm places that you can meet people. She invites us to create a list from A to Z and brainstorm places that we can socialize. For example, for “A,” you might list airport. For “E,” you might list elevator. When you look at it this way, there really are countless opportunities to meet interesting people.
We just need to see every interaction as an opportunity to make new connections.
By the way, this is a great mindset to develop, even if you aren’t interested in meeting a romantic partner. I have met so many amazing people (men and women) on trains and in coffee shops. You can never have too many good people in your life!
If you are interested in over 50 dating, but, don’t know where to start, this interview is for you.
Have you noticed that there are fewer single men than single women in your age group? Has this prevented you from trying online dating? What did you think of Lisa’s comments? Please join the conversation below.
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