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
    14 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    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
    108 Responses Oct 11, 2009
    booby91 booby91
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    when he qualify for AAARP

    but can't put pass disappointments behind him. Then you start looking like the enemy
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    I joined EP a couple years ago

    after I left my husband. It was a scary time. I didn't think I would date again and honestly I really haven't. I did make several really good friends on this site. They all have come and gone, but one was really wonderful. We had a long distance relationship and would get...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2013
    badmind24 badmind24
    22-25, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    Single and over 40 is true,

    but the dating part? Not so much...it's not that I don't want to date, I just don't seem to meet men that I'd be interested in going out with. Most of the men I know are married to really nice ladies! I'm a parent and most of my friends are married parents. I looked online for...
    yourvoluptuousbaby yourvoluptuousbaby
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Oct 28, 2014
    booby91 booby91
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    Full disclosure, I haven't been on a date in

    about 4 months. I know the man of my dreams is out there, but somehow I always seem to run into the guys that see me as their side piece. No Thank You!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    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, F
    7 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    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

    this the. worst......

    I hate dating....everyone on there best behavior which is a lie
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    I'm not really dating

    but I'm warming up to it. I've been taking the free classes at the gym. I've seen the trainer one to two times a week over the past 9 months or so. At this point, he is the only man to have touched me since my boyfriend dumped me a year ago, even if it is in a completely...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 25
    badmind24 badmind24
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    Minus the "Yikes" I don't like

    that word in this context. Not sure why? I guess because I feel good about it, especially now. Anyhow, I just want to know if a veryyyyyyyyyy good looking man can turn 52, and find MEeeeee attractive? He's a hunk 100 percent. But I wouldn't even be interested if he didn't treat...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    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
    badmind24 badmind24
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    I'm single mom looking

    for a girlfriend to send time with
    teresarios1913 teresarios1913
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    I Am Over 40 As Well But I Am A Man Wanting A Good Woman To Love. : )

    I am over 40 as well but I am a man wanting a good woman for real deep meaningful love. : )
    bluedragon2112 bluedragon2112
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2013

    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
    9 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    went on a date lastnight.

    before we got anywhere he asked if I wanted to spend the night.....LMAO. I declined...he took me to a (spell check) ka-ree-o-kee Bar & piled me with drinks. he didn't know how hold a conversation. But he did tell me about the ***** club he owns in Jamaica & was showing me pics...
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    this dating thing is mystery.

    Most of the over 40 are newly divorced & have the residue of the previous relationship. Not having a clue of letting go
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    This year I will be 41

    and have just gotten back into the dating world. I have been single now for almost a year after nearly 20 yrs of marriage/divorce and a long complicated relationship that followed. I have never really given myself the chance to be single and stay single like I am now. I...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    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
    booby91 booby91
    22-25, M
    Apr 13, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Dec 3, 2011

    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
    31-35
    1 Response Feb 27, 2013

    Who Thinks I Can Get What I Want............?

    I'm a young and energetic man who just graduated from the University. After High school, I dated a girl which i thought i would surely marry after graduating. But it turned as I found what I really want. Am actually attracted to older women than younger ones but i thought it...
    PrinceKen PrinceKen
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

    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
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2013

    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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