More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.
That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date.
Sometimes the more you want a person, the more their sexual past bothers you.
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.“We know a lot more about the relationships that worked out than the ones that didn’t,” said Rosenfeld.“The way the census and other surveys tend to collect data just doesn’t produce a very good picture.Relationships that don't work out are bizarre things, miniature lives that burn out like stars.We all have our regrets—the one(s) that got away, the one(s) that never should have been. How frequently do two people go their separate ways?Unless you’re taking Barlow Girl’s stance on waiting till marriage (no dating until marriage), you’re probably going to date several people for various periods of time before you get married.