If a boy gives your hair ribbon a yank, don't turn around and bop him on the head with an armful of books.
He is only teasing you—a peculiar way boys have of showing they like you.
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.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.
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.
You’ll want to know if they are who and what they say they are, but don’t go all Columbo.
If a man says he’s tall and handsome, but turns up short and ugly—well, nearly everybody lies on dating sites.