Dating in your 50s is very freeing; I have absolutely no neuroses about whether the people I meet like me or not, or whether I said the right thing, or if the clothes I wore on a date were the right choice. Now, I am not model material but I am not roadkill either, so I was surprised. Yes, it's true that the Olympic-sized pool of dating prospects you swam in years ago seems like a lap lane when you reach your 50s. It is my 1 choice! But he was handsome, and I knew from friends he was successful — at the time, anything above a yellow basement seemed really appealing. We want to publish your story. Search by encounter, location, and more Our Experts Say:
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The Gay Man's Guide to Dating After 50
Don't even let yourself go there. About 10 years ago I told a year-old straight woman that I was worried about growing old alone. I made a date with an esoteric 40s guy with a man bun whom I had chatted with for several months. I have never had a "type" and in the past was attracted to those older than myself; they generally had more to say and I appreciated their knowledge and understanding of self. The author, who is a marketing professional, spends his time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs and is now dating someone he describes as "age appropriate.