Older couples dating
Very quickly, clients who thought they never wanted to be married again realize that they do – they just want to do it right the next time around. I’m in the “living apart together” camp, though I’m only in my 40’s. By the time I turned 23 I was divorced and never looked back.
The answer was usually to avoid the social stigma of being divorced.
But read the article closely and you’ll see less than 7% of seniors were “living apart together.” Is that a trend or is it just part of the long tail of different lifestyle choices, like never getting married or being polyamorous?
When I encounter women who tell me they never want to get married again, all I have to do is dig a little deeper to discover the truth.
Maintain eye contact — and make it clear that you expect the truth, not a sanitized version of it.
If you feel like the person across the table is patronizing you — if, for example, he or she suggests you're wasting your life teaching school when the "real" money's in business — simply say, "Thanks for the coffee date" and head for the door.
I can't promise that, but I can tell you what is reasonable to expect from your first person-to-person encounter with someone you've met online: A first date evokes a junior high school dance: nervous people trying to look cool. It's nonsense that you need several dates to determine the viability of a new relationship.