Eight motives for dating
Some women said that they could not imagine being loved again.
Others said that they had tried dating, but none of their relationships had worked out.
I asked: The feedback and insights from the Sixty and Me community are always enlightening and this is especially true when it comes to matters of the heart.
Here are a few of the main points on the minds of women who are grappling with the challenges and opportunities of finding love after 60: Many women in their 60s have been hurt, divorced or widowed.
So they have started focusing on their own interests, activities and families, regardless of whether they can find “the right man.” Many women our age are having a hard time trusting men – whether due to a painful divorce or a series of disappointing dating experiences.
Many women over 60 find that their sense of confidence is broken and feel disillusioned by men and marriage.
Often the conversation about dating over 60 focuses on the idea that women are at an inherent disadvantage with too many eligible women our age chasing too few good men.
At the same time, you can learn a lot about yourself, your preferences, and your life goals along the way.
Some women might distrust the motives of men who have been divorced multiple times, or who seem needy or inattentive.
There are definitely many good men out there, and hopefully women over 60 can get what they need out of their dating relationships.
Another idea that is gaining in popularity is to hire a dating coach.
According to this article in the New York Times, some matchmakers and dating coaches are now specializing in coaching for people over 60.