He pointed me towards a research website called Ok Trends, which draws on data supplied by more than a million members of Ok Cupid, one of the biggest dating websites in the world.
The typical 42-year-old man will accept a woman up to 15 years younger, but no more than three years older — and the women he enters into online conversation with are almost always at the younger end of the spectrum.‘My two terriers run barking to greet me, but apart from them, there is silence. I’ve lost a lot of confidence.’‘Over 40, most of the people you meet socially will already be in a relationship,’ he points out.
I’ve been told they cry off as they have met someone more suitable.’Some older women may be missing out on the chance of finding love, she thinks, because, bruised and rejected in earlier relationships, they lack the confidence and persistence to keep dating until they find a match.
After scores of dodgy dates, Cory found Kevin Parrott: ‘On our first meeting, he handed me his card,’ she recalls.
They are crucial throughout our lives, but especially in our latter life for happiness, health and overall well-being.
Unfortunately, finding a partner later in life can be challenging.
The woman, who is divorced but says she would love to be married again, describes herself as being ‘on the wrong side of 45 with a brace of kids’ and bewails her place in ‘relationship no-man’s land’, condemned to be alone for the rest of her days.
Her outpourings, which convey with unflinching honesty the huge difficulties older women can face finding a man, have caused quite a stir on women’s internet chat forums.‘I read “Professor Parrott” and nearly fell off my chair laughing.I said, “If I marry you, I’m going to have to change my name to Polly.”’ When they did marry, two years later, she signed herself ‘Polly’ in the register.He plucked her from a surfeit of willing women, watching him like vultures before my friend “got” him.’This may be the case in some circles, but is it generally true?Sadly, yes, according to Dr Bernie Hogan, a research fellow at Oxford University. It is toally free to place a profile and connect with hundreds of thousands of over 60 singles like you Now.