Dating younder men he is 45

03 Feb

For this article I used the descriptions of women who have shared their online dating experiences with me to describe 11 types of (heterosexual) men who are drawn to Internet dating.

I realize, as do you, that there are infinite varieties of men who engage in online dating for infinite reasons.

How does one navigate this “glass ceiling” of aging?On the flip side, when I meet men in real life, I do attract more of the type I like—my age or younger and energetic.Yet, when they find out how old I am or that my kids are in their late teens, they get freaked out (much like they get when they learn I have a Ph D), as if I have tricked them somehow on purpose.I am really energetic and still enjoy many of the things I enjoyed in my 20s and 30s.But in online dating, men my age are not looking at women my age. The men I do hear from are older than me by 10-15 years and are looking for a far more relaxed lifestyle or trying too hard to be youthful (If it is genuine, great, if not, it’s annoying.) I don’t want to date men who remind me of my dad, who want to eat quiet dinners every night or sit home watching movies.