Giving up on dating women

Since there's no shortage of couples in their seventies and eighties still enjoying sex, there's no age limitation.

Desire My desire to find a life partner increased noticeably after sixty, and it was as much about my need for emotional intimacy as physical intimacy.

I hope that boomer women will reconsider giving up dating, and that boomer men be willing to meet them halfway.

Giving up dating conflicts with my lifelong attitude about never giving up on anything worthwhile.

Granted, what's worthwhile to me doesn't necessarily apply to everyone, but I'm honestly puzzled why a woman would voluntarily spend the next several decades without a partner.

Men with a take it or leave it attitude about anything associated with dating boomer women may want to rethink that attitude, because if who you really are is disrespectful and impolite, women will leave you, not take you.

Showing up on a first date wearing clean jeans or khakis, an ironed shirt, and shoes, is dating 101. I dated on and off for decades, and was no stranger to first date sex.

I spent considerable time talking with men friends who had done relationship work.

I quickly discovered that they were right, and no matter how good casual sex was, it couldn't equal the raw sexual energy, passion, and satisfaction that sex with a woman I love provides.You can only take so much before you throw your hands up in the air and swear off the thing that has caused you so much pain—be it shoes that don’t fit, a job that makes you miserable, or a marriage that has run its course.It isn’t uncommon for women (and men) to swear off being with someone after they’ve been in a long relationship and marriage.My goal is for boomer men and women to engage in a dialogue and bridge the gender gap. But it's not men's numerical advantage that generates women's ire. "This is who I am, take it or leave it," refers to several issues, one of which is men showing up for a first date dressed in old shorts, a T-shirt that barely covers their belly, and flip-flops.We all have to be willing to acknowledge each other's attitudes, and be open to changing behavior that doesn't work. Since I've never shown up for a first date disheveled, and never had a first date with a woman who did either, I'm at a complete loss to understand why any guy might think this is cool.They may be firm when they say they are not going to get involved with men, but love has a funny way of smacking you in the face when you least expect it.

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