I’ve talked to countless single men over the years about their experiences with women, especially those in midlife and beyond.
Here are some of their stories of dating after 40; dating that never turned into relationships, this is.
She believes her sexuality is the only way she can attract a man, or she wants this point in her life to be a series of sexual experiences. She posts a provocative picture on her online dating profile, invites him over to her house on the first date, shows too much skin (especially for a woman over 40), and is overly familiar with her affection.
The Sexpot offers herself up on the first date and is offended if her date doesn’t partake. Relationship-minded men may also say “yes” even though they may feel somewhat emasculated or turned off by her aggressiveness.
Oh, and girlfriend, you can learn a TON from the comments men have left below!
I wipe my slick palms against the thigh of my jeans, gnawing nervously on my thumb’s shredded hang nail. What’s it like to date again after you are widowed? And, to be frank, I had zero interest in ever being in it again. I fumbled, made some mistakes, and, yes, had some fun too.
By default, she clings to the same type of guy she wanted in high school or college. (See the Wow Me Woman below.) The nice, relationship-minded men get quickly discarded by the 18-year-old.
The wall she has erected is just too high for him to climb in order to get to the other side.She gets stuck in affairs with men who never commit, and it’s often the nice guys who are interested in her who bear the brunt of her hurt and anger.The Scaredy Cat he Scaredy Cat has been emotionally wounded by men in the past, and she can’t let go of it.Since trust and affection are what men yearn for from women, he usually does her a favor and leaves…hence rendering her “right” once again.The Wow Me Woman The Wow Me Woman is a midlife gal who still thinks that excitement is the key to judging if a guy is a good match. Men sense her quick judgment, which leaves them feeling deflated, unattractive and powerless.