Dating a man 20 years your senior

Many women over 60 say “all the good men are married.” It’s true that a lot of men over 60 are married – but you need to just deal with that and let it go.

Stop comparing your prospective dates to men who aren’t available, and instead start focusing on quality single, eligible men.

We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.

This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.

Check out these interviews with dating coach Lisa Copeland on how to write an online dating profile, and what older men really want from women over 60. What advice would you give to someone who says she has given up on love?

Many older women have given up on their search for good men. However, if you want male energy in your life, you have to actively look for it and be open and committed to going half way in the search.

You might strike up a conversation that leads to something more.

One of the best places to meet a good man is to go where he is doing what he loves.For example, sign up for a book club, wine club, yoga class, outdoors adventure club, movie club, or join a church or spirituality group or political activism group. Go to conferences with common themes of interest to older people – AARP Life 50 events, for example.Or volunteer in your community for a favorite cause.Often the best way to meet new friends is to start by sharing a common interest and learning from each other. The most appealing older men aren’t stuck at home – they are often travelling and doing things they love in places they love.So go do some traveling yourself, and you can meet them on trains and planes and at airports and train stations. I also recently had an interesting encounter in Paris that taught me some worthwhile lessons about senior dating – read the story here!If you are looking to develop a relationship with a man in your sixties, you have to know where to look.They are not hiding, but they are certainly are not going to come knocking on your door.Why not reach out to the people you like and trust, and let them know that you are looking to meet some new (older) men? You won’t meet them unless you ask friends for connections.Lots of your friends and relatives might already know someone who you would love to meet, but they probably aren’t going to speak up about it unless they know that you’re receptive to the idea.Interesting men are out in the world doing interesting things, not waiting patiently for you to appear in their lives.So, the secret is to do those things that you love, knowing that the men you will meet there at a minimum like doing what you do. Failing that direct approach, here are a few other ideas for finding these mysterious older men.

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