The Kinsey Reports, which I will go into more detail in the Fifties, showed America a more realistic depiction of the sexual behavior that was occurring (Johnson, 1997). This is a guest post by my friend, “Doug,” a 49 year-old who offers some great insight into dating a woman in her forties versus choosing a younger girlfriend.Dating a widow or widower is not necessarily just for people older than 60.Women in their 30s and 40s become widows every day due to accidents, or illness, etc.
Of Two Minds on Dating by “Doug” I know a woman in her late 40s – beautiful, elegant, sophisticated and smart (she has seen it all and not forgotten a thing) who for various reasons not uncommon in the world has not had any of her long-term relationships lead to marriage.
The healthier, harder working and simply younger-seeming face of middle age and senior men and women is something worth acknowledging.
And a generation that refuses to take on the stigmas of old age and give up vital aspects of themselves in the process? One of the worst of these stigmas is that a person can be "too old to fall in love." The 2009 census showed that of the 96 million Americans who are single, 17 percent of them are over 65.
You will get a lot more mileage out of being supportive versus anything else.
And your relationship with her will wind up being that much stronger over time because she will know she can count on you to be in her corner, no matter what.