Self-esteem is a big issue for British women, with an overwhelming 76 per cent saying they are unhappy with the way they look to the point that it affects their confidence when it comes to picking clothes to suit them.
For these reasons and others, my friend Megan O'Brien, a successful woman in her own right as the founder of the marketing agency Beauty Brander, almost exclusively dates men in their sixties and older.
We recently attended a wedding in Palm Springs together, a fancy affair with pool parties, fireworks, and a ceremony at the Empire Polo Club where they host the Coachella music festival.
I have probably more dates than the average woman and I just can’t seem to find a guy I want to date.
I am often told I am beautiful and I look about 10 years younger than I my age. Let me use more words to say it: If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you’re most likely wasting your time with this kid. If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you’re most likely wasting your time with this kid.
I have tried a combination of online dating, speed dating, professional singles events, volunteering, happy hours etc. I thought that online dating would be great since you are essentially pre-screening people for dates.
I have found that I get no responses from any women online and the only women who respond to my ad are usually much older and don’t meet any of my criteria outlined in my profile.
I am in my mid-forties and I have been online dating off and on for about 2½ years and dating in general for 4 years.
I am a year and a half out of a relationship and in that time, I have found only one guy I was interested in but he did the vanishing act.
Dating men of any age presents its own unique set of challenges: In high school you get fumbling boys, confused about where to put their body parts in relation to yours, despite their over-eagerness for the proximity. If you manage to settle down with one in their thirties you'll still spend time tinkering with their training wheels, coaching them through their careers, mothering them, and turning them into the men they want to be.