It’s hard, but I keep telling myself she’s out there. I have a hard time finding a man my age who wants to go out with someone who’s actually his age—like me. Culbreth: It can be very flattering to date someone younger than you are.
People want to date someone fun, and many of us think someone younger is going to be more fun.
If I wanted to be someone’s caretaker, I would have gone into nursing.
Or, are you better off with someone who actually gets your references and doesn’t think Watergate is the latest brand of bottled H2O?
What challenges do you face when dating people older or younger, and how do you cope?
Plus, she wanted kids, and my two kids are already grown so I’ve been there, done that. Culbreth: Sometimes people this age fall into the trap of supporting the person financially or taking on a parental role. So what are the benefits of dating someone older when you’re in your fifties? Men become more nurturing, more comfortable with intimacy and able to share themselves in ways they never could before.
To find the answers, we sat down with some boomers as well as relationship experts to determine just how important age really is. I’ve dated younger men in the past, and they were very impressed that I had “grown-up things” like good china and silver and could cook a great meal.
The Panelists: Judsen Culbreth, author of James Orr, 57, of Oklahoma City, OK — widowed at 51 Billie Fitzpatrick, 53, of Jersey City, NJ — divorced twice Joy Evans, 63, of La Canada, CA — divorced once Dick Camfield, 61, of Phoenix, AZ — never been married First things first: When it comes to dating after 50, does age really matter? I’d love to find a younger woman I have a lot in common with. Yet, they also loved the fact that I play golf and have a youthful attitude. If age does make a difference, what are the benefits of dating someone younger when you’re over 50?