When you're wondering if your smile lines are stopping Mr.or Miss Right from swiping right, it's easy to forget that if you were ten years younger you wouldn't be who you are right now. Juliana Morris says love connections at an older age can be even more profound.“They want to check off a few boxes and have the perfect candidate arrive at their mailbox in 48 hours.” It's important to be patient and to stay positive, she says.
Whether you just left a bad marriage, or have been in the dating world for decades, it makes sense to feel like it's your turn to find love.
“Singles over 40 often have an Amazon Prime mentality when it comes to dating,” says relationship expert and founder of Smart Dating Academy, Bela Gandhi.
In other words, not so far from the ages of Walter and Picasso.“The age gradient for women definitely surprised us — both in terms of the fact that it steadily declined from the time women were 18 to the time they were 65, and also how steep it was,” said Elizabeth Bruch, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and an author of the study.
Ok Cupid also reported that as a man gets older, he searches for relatively younger and younger women, while his upper acceptable age limit hovers just above his own age.“The male fixation on youth distorts the dating pool,” Ok Cupid concluded.
If you’re single and over 40, chances are your BFF, your parents, your siblings, and maybe even the stranger in the checkout line are offering you their unsolicited dating advice.