In my “Love Essentially” column that appears today in Chicago Tribune Media Group publications, I interviewed 5 men over the age of 40, asking them about dating over 40, and what aged women they prefer. In particular, she’ll tell you that there are so few good guys available over the age of 40, and that even if you weed out the losers and the ones with heavy baggage, the normal, nice ones don’t want HER, they want a woman in her 20s or 30s. I reached out to five different men between the ages of 42 and 55, and combined, they gave me 15 reasons they prefer to be with a women who is around their same age: 1). It’s OK if you are getting gray or getting a spare tire, or prefer a quiet night at home over a loud club. My kids are older and I have a lot more time and more freedom. So, next time you are feeling hopeless, thinking that Mr. 15 Reasons Single Men Prefer Dating Women Over 40 by Jackie Pilossoph Ask any single woman over 40 if it’s hard to meet a man and you’re sure to get an earful. Many men prefer sophisticated, smart, sexy older women to younger women who haven’t really lived yet, and I have proof! I chose to keep all of these men anonymous, but I want to share that 2 of the 5 guys are currently in a serious relationship, both with women over 40.
Some you’ve heard of, others you haven’t, and one of them will even offer you the opportunity to date a Victoria’s Secret model.
(Hey, to echo Lloyd Christmas, there’s referred to it as the “Soho House of dating apps”—but if you can manage to get an invite, we say go for it.
Growing up, we weren’t taught who men really are and what makes them tick.
I know I wasn’t and in the past, I made huge mistakes that ended up emasculating men.
As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy.
More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.I tell you the truth not to discourage you but to empower you.Because men might not be finding you if you are over 40, I strongly suggest that you conduct your own searches and send messages to men that you would like to meet.If you find yourself on the market in your 40s, wading into the app-dating world can feel daunting.There are literally hundreds of apps to choose from, and if you’re a busy guy looking for something meaningful, scrolling through an endless stream of music-festival selfies probably isn’t the best use of your time. More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.