A number of them want younger women (never mind that I look much younger) – didn’t anyone tell these guys that women hit their sexual prime over 40:-)?I’m besieged by the 50 set even though our lives are completely different (like my kids are young and theirs are grown and they don’t want anymore).And if your car has air con and heating, well, you're onto a winner there.And speaking of dates, the decent ones amongst us don't need extravagance either, except for special occasions.Most of us work full or part-time, juggle a mortgage or rent with paying bills and often without help from the children's father.It is sufficient for most of us that you can pay for a date – and the decent ones amongst the sisterhood will definitely return the favour when they can.A number of gentlemen I’ve met shouldn’t have been dating at all because they are still grieving.And the most surprising phenomenon that I’ve witnessed in this pool of men is that being a pretty, happy, vivacious “cool chick” is a big negative strike against me.
But give those mid-life women divorce papers and a new lover or two, and just watch what happens.
Brain into neutral – smile and look polite until time is up. Most women are actually not interested in whether a man has loads of money, work prestige, a fancy car or an extravagant lifestyle.
Most single mums are only concerned about whether they have to taxi their own way home, or prevent a potential new man in their life from hitting them up for money.
I had no desire to date, let alone be in a relationship.
This was years before Tinder, but there were always men on online dating sites who were interested in a fling, especially with a woman who wasn’t eventually going to demand: “Where is our relationship going?