As women over 50, most of us are not willing to head over to the local Steak and Shake for a date.
The truth is there are plenty of quality men available. By dating a man younger than you are, you're stepping outside of your comfort zone. Lisa Copeland is the Dating Coach who makes over 50's dating fun and easy.
If you are willing to try different ages, body types, careers, and backgrounds, you just might realize that there is a plethora of good guys out there waiting for you.
I shared one of those funny Facebook photos recently that said, "Madonna is 55, her boyfriend is 22. I had to laugh at the high maintenance comment I heard time and time again from these young men.
Back when I was in my 40s, younger men would write me online all the time and I'd always say, "Are you looking for a mom? " They just felt younger women were too high maintenance for them and had far too much drama in their lives.
I'll be the first to admit it feels fantastic when a younger man asks you out. As great as it is for the ego, a younger man is in a totally different stage of his life.
He's probably surrounded by young women with their smooth complexions and youthful glow on a daily basis. He might be just getting his career going or have minor children at home from a previous marriage. All of those shared experiences Baby Boomers have in our collective memories happened when he was too young to remember -- or wasn't even born yet!
Eve, which launched this past spring, introduced a system that rates men on how they use the app.
For every swipe right, men lose points for being less selective—encouraging them to narrow their criteria from "any female with a pulse" to "women I'm really interested in."Eve cofounder Hank Dumanian is well aware that guys may bristle at the idea of being scored by an algorithm (and indeed, all the men I spoke with felt at least a little uncomfortable with the double standard). The problem with dating apps, as he sees it, is that they "treat male and female users as functional equivalents." The reality is that men not only far outnumber women (some apps have a male-female ratio as high as 70 to 30) but also behave entirely differently.
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