I would prefer not to enter into a relationship that makes me half of a couple ever again. I have a few friends my age that say the same thing, though I think some of them say this because they don’t think the opportunity to remarry will arise.
I have a lover, a busy semi-retired professional man, and we are both very satisfied with our current relationship. We think we will maintain this staus quo for some time.
A friend of mine says, “He’s only in it for the sex.” Well, that’s what I’m interested in: a respectful, affectionate, physical relationship. Period.
I don’t want to do his laundry, shop and cook, or share finanicial concerns or committments with another person. I love my single life, my nearly absolute freedom, my family, and friends and associations.
How common is this? That’s what I am curious about. Are other women 50+ finding that this is what they want and enjoy? Or am I the odd one?