Dating a sixty year old man
Part of this is probably the wisdom that comes with age, but even more significant is an essential truth about how age works.
Once you get into your fifties and beyond, the actual number of your age becomes less and less significant.
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 ”.
Coy Jen Rennie, now 26, fell for Willie Rennie, 64, in the summer of 2012, when she met him on a country estate during college work experience.
Willie was the gardener at Auchincruive Estate in South Ayrshire, Scotland, when he won countryside management student Jen’s heart, despite being seven years older than her parents. Now, Jen has shared their romantic story - recalling how the first time she saw him she felt butterflies in her stomach. We are like two peas in a pod, true soul mates.” Jen, living at home with her parents Michael Mc Cubbin, 57, and Lesley, 49, was introduced to Willie by a colleague.
“He is tall, dark and handsome - except he has grey hair. They chatted about their shared love of animals and Willie shard memories of his long life. He had only slept with one woman before he met Jen, and had resigned himself to a single life.
This scenario is not just on Match.com, but on E-harmony, Ourtime, Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid, and the rest of the dating websites.
The filtering mechanisms on these dating sites similarly emphasize the importance age takes in the minds of young match-seekers, with all users asked to specify the age range they are seeking, with many choosing ridiculously narrow ranges (e.g. ) Adults over 55 are far more flexible in their approach to companionship.
“I had been with a woman in my twenties and that was it,” he confessed.
“I was 56 and I truly never thought I would meet anyone again.
“I knew I definitely wanted children - that was always on my list of things to agree on if I was in a relationship with someone.” For the first time, their age gap mattered, so they decided not to delay starting a family.