When you are meeting new people online, you can get to know them without physically being around them unless you are able or choose to.When singles meet through the internet or through mobile apps, they get to know one another through messages that lead to texts that could lead to phone calls or video chats (which could inevitably lead to possible wedding bells in the future, right?! In the world of a truck driver, there’s not a whole lot of time to waste trying to figure out if the attractive woman or charming man you start a conversation with in person is single, interested, or shares common interests with you before you’ve got to move on to your next stop.
A busy life on the road can get lonely even for those already in committed marriages and relationships.
However, starting new relationships can be even more difficult when you’re always en route.
The persistent belief is that women are looking for long-term committed relationship and men are looking for short-term sexual relationships.
That may be true for younger people, but that isn’t always the case at this age, she says.
“We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before.
That said, the dating market for older singles isn’t all that easy. There just aren’t that many available singles our age and the ones who are available are an interesting lot (read Anne Lamott’s funny take of her year on to understand).
She believes — and I agree — that more people need to talk openly about this because all older women hear (and thus believe) is that older men are them from the 50-something dating pool ASAP; I’m not interested in men like that so move along, men, and good luck! As a newly single woman after an eight-plus year relationship, I am curious about what to expect this time, now that I’m 50-something instead of 40-something.
I, too, am not looking for a husband (although I’m not necessarily against marrying), but I most definitely would like a partner — uhh, with conditions.
“If that were true, they would be lowering their standards. In fact, she notes that older women are a lot more selective than older men and younger women are when it comes to picking a partner If anything, it’s more of a level playing field when it comes to midlife dating.