Dating a much older man
I'm not being spiteful but, for me, I'd prefer someone older and of a similar emotional maturity.' What are Andrew and Paula's prospects for happiness? Although there are more single (divorced, widowed or never married) men than single women (of all ages apart from the late forties), there are more women than men overall, a gap which increases in the older age groups.
The older women get, the less are their chances of remarrying.
Once they've pulled, once you've shown that you like them, they can get on with their life.
I listen to some men talk, and they want some stunning bird to show off to friends.
My ideal man would be divorced for quite a long while so he would have the time to come to terms with it, have children of a similar age and have a sense of humour.
My ex-husband is 48 and he's going out with a 24-year-old.
At first Andrew missed 'the noise and bustle and high drama' of family life but doubted that any woman would take him on, with his demanding job, heavy financial responsibility to support his two young children (who live with their mother) and his continued emotional involvement with them.
I've yet to meet a man mature enough to want me for me.