Where is a single woman in her 40s supposed to look for love? Once upon a time it was fresh and attracted a lot of different people, but it seems that online dating has run its course as a legitimate way to meet people, based on my experiences. And meeting people through friends is no longer an option, as everyone is settled and focused on their families. Do you or your readers have any advice?
There must be others my age who are just as frustrated, but how do I find them? The first thing to know is that I get this kind of letter from people in their 20s and 30s.
Those younger people do tend to have more romantic options and more time to explore thembut they face other problems.
Some complain that everyone their age is transient. Some say their peers are always attached to their cellphones, looking for better options.
My advice is to continue the online dating — because you never know. You should also try to pursue some activities that put you in groups of people of all ages. Maybe that year-old friend will turn out to be your match.
Having older and younger friends makes the world seem bigger — and a lot less lonely. Stop looking for peers and focus on looking for people. There are real people online over age Online dating is absolutely abysmal. I gave up because I was finding it hard to even feign excitement at meeting anyone anymore and realized my attitude was off-putting and I was probably shooting myself in the foot.
I met the love of my life online last year and I am Granted, it took 8 years of searching, on and off.
Online dating should not be your sole or even primary focus, but to rule it out is to cut off one of the primary ways people in their 40s and 50s meet. There is no magic bullet.