Dating tips for women in their forties

Divorced Guy Grinning is a blog for men facing divorce and dating after divorce.It's kind of like hanging out with your platonic female divorced friend and hearing her perspective on your divorce and your love life issues.What wise people understand is that it is, as my friend says, “fun but probably not long term.” What women in their 40s have over their younger counterparts is that they are perfectly – miraculously – well calibrated to men their own age.They share maturity, life experience and even pop culture references.That youth can feel intoxicating, literally, as one taps physically, psychologically and emotionally into the typically higher spirits, energy, fitness and desire that often exists with relative youth (and, of course, it is all relative, as a 60 year old is the fountain of youth for an 80 year old looking for a new lease on life).This applies to both genders but let’s face it (who are we kidding), it is most common in men (although rapidly changing as the economics of life and relationships puts the possibility of a youthful partner in sight of anyone who has “security” as a means of attraction).So yes, dating significantly younger happens (as does dating significantly older …actually it happens in EVERY CASE of someone dating significantly younger).

This is a man whose behavior is also a gift of honesty.

This is a guest post by my friend, “Doug,” a 49 year-old who offers some great insight into dating a woman in her forties versus choosing a younger girlfriend.

The choice is yours, and there is no right or wrong answer, but Doug offers a good perspective on both.

He is revealing something to which many women are blind (as they too may be preoccupied with short term and superficial qualities) …

that he is wise about his wants, ready to connect with someone who is a peer and may want to travel a long exciting road with a well-matched partner.

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