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I Am a Single Woman Over 40 and Dating, Yikes

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    Here It Goes Again...

    Just two weeks after a GREAT vacation to Mexico, my bf tells me this past Sunday that he wants to break things off - that he loves me, but doesn't think "enough" to marry me. I have no interest in "doing the holidays" anymore - contemplating taking the decorations down.
    stlmo8 stlmo8 46-50, F 18 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    What Do Men Over 40 Really Want?

    I just started dating again and have been using the internet to meet men because if go to the bars most men are too young or the men who are the right age are looking for too young.  I have had some great experiences in the past with internet dating but this time around it...
    sjhanna sjhanna 41-45, F 47 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Wow How Things Have Changed

    It seems like we went through some major changes since I started dating.  Things use to be simple enough, a sexy look, send a drink, ask for a dance. . .   Then you were certain to get your interest across.  Nowadays, wow, go out to the bar, you only meet...
    mariamcd mariamcd 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    Confusing!

    I am wondering if any of you have this issue. I am 43 and my divorce is almost final. I was married 10 years and disconnected for years from my abusive  (emotionally) husband. We split recently and quickly due to domestic violence. I started dating already. I have been...
    chadanna chadanna 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    Yikes is right.. I took some well deserved time

    out from the dating world after my divorce. I honestly did not think I would get to a point where I would consider any sort of dating again but as time has healed me I'm finding myself ready to allow someone back into my life. I struggle with knowing where to even start! Are...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 5 Responses Mar 15

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    Reality TV Show Seeks Women Dating Online!

    Hi Everyone! I know many of you know single women that need an extra boost of confidence! I am hoping you can send this notice out to women you know through an email blast. We are a positive and empowering reality TV show that is looking for women dating online. Casting Notice...
    CastingGirl CastingGirl 26-30 Feb 27, 2013

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    Yikes

    Yikes, there's women over 40 and still dating, double yikes > but that being said, get yours girl..get yours.And that was my awesome story
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Yikes Is Right.

    Single. I live in a goldfish bowl, so the only way to be able to meet a broad range of better quality men is on-line. On the positive side, I have to admit I am pleased that I am still able to attract good looking and desirable men and I have had the options I have had to...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    I am a single 42 year old woman,

    divorced 3 yrs ago, I stopped dating last year because men I met automatically thought I just needed sex, they offered no commitment, no affection, nothing just sex! Just because i am over 40 I dont have a heart, I dont have feelings and I shouldn't expect nothing so since i...
    eve7046 eve7046 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    I Want A Decent Female

    i m a42 yr male.i m looking 4 a serious relationship with a female of age 40 to 50 yrs.but somehow i m unable to find a decent person.i dont know why?i m veryfond of a sincere relationship.is there any lady to start a nice friendship?
    drsak41 drsak41 41-45 Dec 2, 2011

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    Sshhhhhh....don't Say It Too Loud!!!

    The peanut gallery (AKA as my daughter and my EX) may hear you!!!  They are both expecting me to live like Mother Theresa.  My 11-year old exclaims that NO ONE over 35-years old should be kissing because it's disgusting!!!!   I asked her doesn't she want Mommy to have someone...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Getting Back On The Horse.

    Single again. :-/ I've come to terms with that fact. I don't hate being single, but don't like it much either. I work crazy hours so haven't taken the time to put myself out there concerning the dating scene. I absolutely refuse to date anyone from work. So, where to begin? I don...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Want To Date But Cannot Attract A Stable Person

    I want to date; I really do...But I cannot seem to attract a man who has it together. I hate this; I'm 46, in the sexual prime of my life, kids are grown, am successful, but I either meet players or guys who have little kids and are broke. The last two guys I liked pursued me...
    coolrobin2 coolrobin2 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Hi I Am A Single Lonely Man

    I am looking for a lady to fall in love with a lady that will love me for who I am I am not a rich man but I do make good money I do drive a truck for a living I am 56 years old I do like go out to dinner a nd movies I also like to stay home and snuggle and talk a dn relax. I...
    dalelovestheladys dalelovestheladys 46-50 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    I Never Believed It, But I Guess It's True!

    Yes, I am a single woman and over 40. I will be 42 in a week to be exact. I never thought it would be hard to date...let me revise that. I never thought it would be hard to find a meaningful relationship after 40. Most men I date are actually young men who just want to have...
    dansuini dansuini 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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