LTK: What groundwork did you do to prepare for this book?
Susan Kiner: I interviewed extensively for the book, not confining myself to women or to the over 60.
If you’ve recently become single or just turned 31 and are beginning to notice how dating has changed, you came to the right place. Just as you should be open to dating a divorcee, you should also be open to dating someone younger than you. Their relationship works because they are madly in love and they support each other in the ways that they both need to be supported.
Plus, they have a great time together and neither of them could imagine a world without the other person in it.
, I’m always a little shocked to realize that I’m the same age as Carrie and her friends.
When the show debuted in 1998, I was 17, and it ran for six seasons until I was 23. ) woman in her 30s, it hits a little closer to home.
Put another way, if a woman has an array of other quality options closer to her age range, what incentives would she have to date a man who is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLDER? Before any 40 people get all hot and bothered about this – I am not judging. I do think people improve with age (my wife is nodding). She doesn’t need a guy who will be taking Viagra when she’s sexually peaking at 43..There are literally a large number of men over 40 and 50 online.If you want to be one good at dating over 40, you should do a little extra work by reading through these following tips: This tip does not mean you should be bossy.LTK: How is the dating scene different for those over 60?Susan Kiner: When we were in high school or college, the competition was limited.But see, for men who covet younger women, it’s not whether you look good for your age – it’s what age you really are. If she wants to date a guy who is 6’2”, makes 0,000 , likes skiing, is within ten miles of her house and five years of her age, you know what? All she has to do is go on Match.com, and wade through a few thousand applicants. There are many other things that are attractive about older men. They can afford nicer restaurants and vacations and have cultivated greater tastes in the arts.They’re more experienced, more chivalrous, and more likely to want to settle down than a twentysomething party boy.As Tony Soprano would say, "fuggetaboutit." Write them off. However, if the relationship is wonderful - marriage ensues. Learn to use an iron instead of being seen in public resembling an unmade bed. This happens as the ovaries struggle to keep up with the needs of an aging woman's body.You'll never make it with them because you don't have what they're looking for. It is amazing that even "mature" adults repeat the mistakes of the past. The number of people, men and women, who cite fundamental differences when assessing the reason for a failed marriage, has amazed me. The answer may be loneliness, and the inability to cope with it. They need someone to tell them what to wear, when to get a haircut, or buy new underwear. A man's appearance can make the statement that he respects himself. The symptoms of menopause can result from these changing hormone levels.Okay, Evan, I agree mostly with your opinion on younger men/older women. I mean, I can see why an older man would want to date a younger woman – physically that is, but why would a 28-year-old woman want to date a man 45 or more? I can totally understand why older men go for younger women.There’s no denying that they’re, for the most part, in better shape, with better skin, and less baggage from broken relationships.Some of the most terrific interviews conducted were with men.Then I did exhaustive research about women's health issues, how to make senses (touch, sight, smell, etc.) work for you, the best places to meet men (both geographically - where in the country are the most single mature men - and how to meet them in your own home town).But let’s not pretend that we, as a culture, don’t worship at the altar of youth. He’s got the job and the home and the car, and been divorced with a kid already.