Shuffling self-consciously in his seat beside me at the cinema, I sensed that my date was about to make his move.I wasn’t sure whether he’d do the awkward arm-stretch-behind-my-chair manoeuvre, or ‘accidentally’ brush his thigh against mine.Once in a relationship, this information will help you figure out whether or not the relationship has the potential to go somewhere.
Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.One-upmanship when it comes to adventure-seeking is really one-upmanship in the mating game, and neither are competitions I care to enter. Knowing me, I’d soon be choosing between paying the African equivalent of a Sherpa to haul me up the mountain on a backboard, and tossing my Scrabble set and all other belongings over the side of the mountain like Bill Bryson’s friend did on the Appalachian Trail.Either way, I likely would not be conscious at the moment of summiting, although this detail could be left out of my online profile. In a talk before boomers (you can watch it below), Adshade says older women really aren’t disadvantaged on the dating market.The persistent belief is that women are looking for long-term committed relationship and men are looking for short-term sexual relationships.At 65, my date (I’ll call him Jerry) was a few years older than me.