Maybe you had to repeatedly tell the tale of your chest scar or leg brace or explain the handful of pills you had to take every day. However, for many people, health issues only come with age. There are the small annoying ones, like suddenly needing glasses, and then the larger ones, some of which creep up slowly like some kinds of arthritis and others that are a sudden, unwelcome diagnosis, like cancer. People start to hear tragic stories about friends and relatives, perhaps as young as in their 30s and 40s, and then the stories grow more common. Illness and disability are no longer theoretical; you have to deal with yourself as you age, and the health issues become part of the equation of a relationship.
Dating After 60: Real World Dating Advice for Older Women
All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions of Service. Here are a few dating tips for the over crowd. Dating may seem a little scarier now than it did when you were in your twenties, but in many ways nothing has changed. Dating is still about getting to know someone, taking the time to see if you connect spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Jackie, I am approaching 50, and just over one year separated from my husband. As I look forward and begin to think about the possibility of future relationships, I can see that dating over 50 might be difficult. It seems to me that lots of middle aged women get divorced and stay single.