The article shared some of the interesting lessons we had learned about dating for seniors from a closed trial we had been running in Northern California, and asked people to let us know if they wanted to be involved in a more expanded trial.The response was overwhelming: 500 registrations in less than 3 days, and over 250 very detailed comments.We thought it was high time we republished it here, updated to reflect what we’ve learned from the thousands of people who have registered for Stitch so far and told us their stories. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.
No matter our age, we want to be with someone who will live a long healthy life.
Back in the day, when marriage was about having a partner to help run the farm and procreate before love stepped in to complicate marriage, men looked for signs of fertility in women – rosy cheeks and wide hips.
Women sought out the man with muscles, broad shoulders, one who could till the fields and bring home the hunt of the day.
Subconsciously, those instincts are still hardwired into our brains. Young men were shown photos of women in various stages of their menstrual cycle, and across the board, women who were ovulating were rated as more attractive! A real man will want the whole package; a woman who takes care of herself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She’s smart and isn’t afraid to let down her guard and let the right man into her “inner circle”.
In fact, we’re not sure you could even call it an “announcement” …
our first public appearance was in a blog article we published on the Tapestry Blog about dating for seniors titled “9 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for 55 ”.
I don’t want to date men who remind me of my dad, who want quiet dinners or sitting home watching movies.
On the flip side, when I meet men in real life, I do attract more of the type of man I like — my age or younger, energetic, out and about — and yet when they find out how old I am or that my kids are in their late teens, they get freaked out (much like they get when they learn I have a Ph.
Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true.