Dating Over 40: AARP Survey of Singles, 40-69 Revisited

Here’s an interesting article which quotes the 2003 AARP singles survey I’ve talked about before. This is the survey that revealed how  30% of women over 40 are dating younger men.. Which means there are men under 40 who are willing to date women OVER 40!  The study also points out that both men AND WOMEN want to date younger people.  It’s not just the men. Of course insisting on dating only younger partners, limits your possibilities for either s-e-x.

Boomers between 40-70 enjoy their freedom and independence most, but wish they had someone to do things with. So true isn’t it?.

The original article about the survey from AARP magazine was written by Sarah Mahoney. If you are looking for evidence that it’s worth getting out there regardless of age – you will find it in this article. But if you believe it’s too risky and there are crazy out there – you’ll find that as well. She wrote a balanced piece. And wackos are every where. Luckily we so-called-normal people (whatever that means) still vastly out number the wackos.

I maintain that your beliefs and attitude totally color your experience. In other words, your outlook – positive or negative – sets the tone. As humans we look for evidence to prove our beliefs are correct – it’s just the way we operate. Be aware of your leanings before you read the survey article. She also mentions a number of ways to meet people, but nothing you haven’t seen before.

The good news:
Both articles state that with some patience and realistic expectations, you can find love again at any age.

Amen to that.

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony,,, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

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