Sorry, the header posted funny!! It should read ‘I need advice about older men!
So, I’m 52 – well almost 53 – but like many of us, I don’t look it and I certainly don’t feel it. I’ve been single since 1995 and avoided men and dating for the longest time. Personal reasons for that. Last year, following emigration to New Zealand, I decided to test the waters again. I went out with a couple of guys, nice enough men but I wasn’t interested or attracted enough to pursue anything with any of them. I recently reactivated my profile on a dating site and have just had a smile and a lovely message from a guy who, if he were ten or fifteen years younger, would probably be ‘just my type’ in many ways. But – and I feel really bad even saying this – because he is 66, I’m hesitating. He seems vibrant and youthful, but I’ve only ever gone out with men my own age or a bit younger. I have never envisaged being attracted to someone so much older than me and although I like the sound of him on paper, I can’t imagine getting romantically involved with someone in his sixties.
So I want to know what you gals think. Have you dated an older man? What was your experience like?
I think I’ll probably meet him, anyway – just for coffee, to start with. But I’d love to get some input from the lovely women on this forum!