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Clam up about your financial situation: If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who has a tidy nest-egg or profitable investments, play that information close to your vest. Two of my Baby Boomer friends actually just got married that way.Gold-diggers and scam-men (and women) do come in all ages. In a future column, I will tell you all about what sites are best for us over-50 folks, how to write and post an ad, and a few tips and tricks to keep you safe in the world of cyber-romance. (If I said ‘no’ here, I’d lose half the male readers right away.) Yes, if younger is your thing and you’ve got the temperament, energy level, and possibly body and/or wallet for it—be my guest. Realize where you stand in the scheme of things and try to love where you are standing.
(Personally-speaking, young men require way too much time holding my stomach in, but to each his own.) Keep your heart open: Yes, we have all had some disappointments (and some real heart-crackers), but you are never “too old” to date (no matter what your family or society says.) Finding someone to laugh with and love, at any age, is one of life’s greatest gifts.
Kitt Walsh owns a web content company, Behind Blogs ( is a regular contributor to CNN Money, a public speaker on Social Media, a book editor and ghostwriter, and freelances as a feature writer, editor and marketing consultant for magazines, newspapers and private clients around the world.
I received the message below from Mike, a 53 year old guy who has been both widowed and divorced, and who has some words of wisdom for men over 50. If you water your own grass, it won’t be greener on the other side of the fence.
Thought I would share, and in italics below are my comments. Jackie, I wanted you to know that I loved your piece from Sept 3. I crossed that personal Rubicon in 2012, and can say with certainty that I’ve learned more in the past 3 years than I did in the previous 50.
I tend to forget anything negative, and live with the falseness of remembering that everything was perfect.