Dating over age 50
People, like myself, born in the 1950’s and early 1960’s were raised with some heavy patriarchal programming, and yet by the late 60’s and 70’s, the women’s liberation and gay rights movements began to dismantle that programming.
And as a woman who predominately dates straight, cisgender men, so far, I notice that these old ideas pop up more commonly, or at least more overtly, for people in my age group than they do for women 30 years younger than me.
I have lost count of how many times I heard the question, “Any competition?
” or “Are there any other girls at school after him?
It’s not the best place to be, but it is better than being miserable, I’ll tell you that.
If you’re someone who got it right the first time and married the man of your dreams, had children, and now are enjoying your older years with the love of your life and grandchildren, well…. You can count your blessings right now that you’re not still out there, but you might get a kick out of reading this anyway.
Unlike other free over 50s dating sites, we don’t think that age is the most important factor in dating, which is why we specialise in helping every generation find meaningful relationships with like-minded singles.
Getting it right the first time was not the way life happened for me and I imagine for many of you as well.
I didn’t get the results of what I expected to get earlier in my life and life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope, dream, and plan.
Of course, over 50s dating can present some interesting challenges.
By the nature of things, mature-aged singles bring decades of life experience to the table –the good, the bad and the ugly.
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In addition, the very concept of what was attractive was also drilled into our young brains, and unfortunately, what was considered attractive was informed by racism, ableism, ageism, and cis-gendered heterosexuality.