"Especially among older people who went through the sexual revolution, with maturity they realize there are emotional consequences for getting involved in a sexual relationship," says Allen, author of Celebrating Single and Getting Love Right: From Stalemate to Soulmate.
According to the singles whom Allen has encountered, boomers generally play by far different dating rules than young, 20-something daters.
Her rationale for these dating rules may seem obvious, but many people tend to forget in the heat of the moment.
So imagine that you’ve been seeing a man for a few months, and things are going great.
Maybe you're already in a relationship with this person and keep hoping things will get better, even though you've never been the first thing on this person's mind.
You probably don't ask for much, but they've made you feel like it's your fault for feeling the way you do.
Let’s take a closer look at the answers to all of these questions and more.
How and where can someone interested in the possibilities get started?
My guy friends (also educated, attractive) complain that they get no responses and female acquaintences tell me that they get so many emails, etc, that they don’t know where to start-and often do nothing.
They don’t have time to “date around” several times a week.(actually neither would I). Women, being more vulnerable than men, are more hesitant to date online, so you get a situation where there’s a lot more men than women.
Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.
Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.