Dating in the late 40s

12-Feb-2020 16:00

While none of these options interest me, I certainly receive many offers.

Many of these offers come from much younger men (I mean, 15, 20, or 25 years younger).

I drank coffee, he drank green tea, and we talked for hours about politics and change.

When he told me that he read women writers because he couldn't relate to them, I should have fled then and there.

Then we looked for a place to continue the conversation, gave up, and he brought me home, walked me to the door and gave me a goodnight kiss.

He had a wonderful combination of piercing and wide-ranging intelligence, a sense of humor, and a good job –he played guitar in a metal band.

Many men act in ways I imagine they would if they were sitting across from me over dinner.

On the one hand, my schedule automatically winnows the dating field – someone must I've met men on Tinder interested in both serious and casual relationships.

I would love to fall in love again – to once more experience that type of deep intimacy, with all the joy and pain that it entails.

One man went from asking me about spelunking to suggesting we would make beautiful babies.

Needless to say, it was an abrupt shift in our conversation. They sit in my matches folder like unexplored potential. Maybe we'd have great chemistry – if only one of us made the next move. I'm usually called away by mothering, chores, and paid work.

Many men act in ways I imagine they would if they were sitting across from me over dinner.On the one hand, my schedule automatically winnows the dating field – someone must I've met men on Tinder interested in both serious and casual relationships.I would love to fall in love again – to once more experience that type of deep intimacy, with all the joy and pain that it entails.One man went from asking me about spelunking to suggesting we would make beautiful babies.Needless to say, it was an abrupt shift in our conversation. They sit in my matches folder like unexplored potential. Maybe we'd have great chemistry – if only one of us made the next move. I'm usually called away by mothering, chores, and paid work.Movies portrayed it as something to aspire to, and so the idea fit well into my own dreams and goals.