“We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before.
That said, the dating market for older singles isn’t all that easy. There just aren’t that many available singles our age and the ones who are available are an interesting lot (read Anne Lamott’s funny take of her year on to understand).
Older men ditching their wives for younger women are behind the rise in mid-life divorces, according to a study.
The number of 'silver separators' - those filing for divorce in their 50s and 60s - has risen in recent years, and divorce experts have said the reason could be that men tend to push for a split as a result of reaching senior positions at work and becoming attracted to younger colleagues.
“If that were true, they would be lowering their standards. In fact, she notes that older women are a lot more selective than older men and younger women are when it comes to picking a partner If anything, it’s more of a level playing field when it comes to midlife dating.
In a talk before boomers (you can watch it below), Adshade says older women really aren’t disadvantaged on the dating market.
The think tank, the International Longevity Centre (ILC), reported that from 1990 to 2012, the number of men and women experiencing divorce aged 60 or above has risen by more than 85 per cent, and is continuing to rise.Now, as we reach our 50s and 60s, the situation is somewhat more complicated.To get a view into the male mind after 60, I sat down with dating coach, Lisa Copeland for a quick chat.So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success.The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.Lisa Copeland is a fabulous woman, with a passion for helping women to find quality men.