You are grownup and you understand how important it is to be empathetic. They want love, companionship, romance and commitment and are doing their best to navigate the rocky shores of dating over 40.
Nice, successful, decent people who find themselves single at this time in their life.
You have made it more through more than five decades of all the highs, lows, joys and woes of romance and still have enough of a heart left to want to try dating again.
I recently went out with a widower who hadn’t been on a date since 1968 and we shared few laughs about how dating has changed.
Online dating is now the norm, with people getting to know each other online — or at least screening each other — before that first date.
Your career is significantly further along than it was decades ago; financial security is often a benefit to dating later in life. Aging and death aren’t as distant as they once were. Know your boundaries and values before starting to date someone new.
These women have been emotionally abused, disappointed, betrayed and they are just so hard-wired to not get hurt again. By setting unattainable standards (fantasy man) they ensure they will never again let somebody close enough to them to hurt them again.