Knowing what to expect when dating in the 50s is essential to protect yourself from hurt and disappointment. Expecting to find an everlasting connection on the first date you go on would be somewhat naïve. In all likelihood, there will be more than a few misses along the way before you get a hit. This is especially true if you’re banking heavily on online dating in the 50s to find a partner. Besides, there are a host of dating sites and apps that cater to singles over 50 – eHarmony, DatingOver50, Bumble, Match, Lumen, to name a few.

Someone called me and said I don’t know you but your friends felt you should know so I said I would call. I had two children so we attempted to get beyond this but she ended up leaving after 27 yeas of marriage. At 53, two handsome sons, both graduating college soon enough which I raised alone for the past 5 years as their mother slowly saying goodbye in a nursing home with early onset dementia.

As far as the women who laughed in your face, they are very disrespectful, and they have surely missed out on a chance to be with someone who has a lot of love to give. Quite often love can come to us when we least expect it. I hope that will be the case for you, and soon. I can understand the desire men over 50 would have for women in their 20’s, 30’s, and early 40’s but I just wonder what the commonalities are with that big of an age difference. The younger women might have better looking bodies and fewer wrinkles but are there any shared points of reference?

Wow no comparison…Best love I have ever had. Oh my…you do know who actually has all the power in the world…look at the CEO’s, judges, governments, across this world…now tell me women are in charge dude…Come on.. That’s not been my experience at all. Yep, even a 83 year old retired Baptist minister stated that after menopause the only thing they want is money and that they are no longer interested in the physical side. There are to many narcissists men looking for a “mommy,” to take care of them!

Your sexual health is different.

I try to look at the good in people and treat them the way I’d like to be treated. At fifty six and single with kids a decade….each year the pool gets uglier and fatter…! When he will leave the nest I probably will feel lonely, but I will not waste my time looking for a man, because the selection is…..

But another part is deeply enmeshed in the idea that you need her to tell you what’s right and wrong so that she can keep you on the straight and narrow. Trouble is, her straight and narrow will wreck your life because you’re a man, and she’s a woman and we see things very differently. If your mother was emotionally contained, chances are you took this trait on too. That’s likely to give you double trouble, because an emotionally constrained mother will have had difficulty bonding with you during your childhood, and this will leave you with a deep wound. The way out of this paradox is to start chipping away at the problem by expressing how your feel at every opportunity.

I grew up afraid of God instead of loving him. As a child, I would check to see if the world still was there in the morning because of the Bible passage about the apocalypse happening at night. I look back on these memories and think, “What kind of religion would scare a seven year old shitless like the Baptist Church scared me? ” Yet, my mom to this day thinks she did a good thing by sending me there twice a week.

We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from her and a few weeks later I found out that my wife is seeing someone else. She started coming home late from work, she hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes she goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail, i became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr malik can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal.

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Robert…..I am neither selfish nor vain, and I don’t need my day saved. I just really miss intimacy and male companionship. When you meet a good, kind man who has a sense of humor, life can be a lot of fun. Being with someone spiritual is even more icing on the cake for me because I am very spiritual myself. Sure I have scars, but they don’t stop me from moving forward and believing I can have something meaningful again with a man.

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I can’t keep a job now because if I’m put under stress for any length of time I’m bedridden for weeks until I recover. If I keep the stress fairly low, I can function at a decent level but I’m never going to be climbing mountains ever again. I’m about 20 pounds overweight and would be perfectly happy with a woman who is around the same. I don’t really care about looks that much, never did.

The Cold Hard Truth…….in reading your post you are not saying anything new to me and I am not offended. Men and women are built differently, and although there are some similarities in needs like wanting respect from a pleasant companion, men focus more on the physical aspect of a relationship. You can’t expect us to be like you guys, because that is impossible, but we all could work on a little more acceptance of each other. This article, read with the comments, makes dating sound awful for everyone. Go out and have some people, if it doesn’t work out it’s ok, date some more. What’s ironic is womwn in their late thirties with kids like me.

Looking back, I was learning to breathe again. I became a widower in 2008 after nearly 20 years of marriage to my same age partner. She died just after our 50th birthday.

But she wants to hold hands, smooch in the movie theatre and never turns some opportunity because ‘its late and I have to get up in the morning’. When you meet the right one … YOU WILL KNOW! This came from my aunt who loved and adored her husband. She said there was no question, she just knew he was THE ONE. It’s good your questioning your relationship.