People often ask me why I wrote my book. One of the primary reasons was that when I was dating, I found singles to be very discouraged. Generally, the men wanted to have more fun and the women were frustrated and looking to find someone to date seriously.
To keep in touch with singles, twice a year I attend a singles fair in town. I typically present my book and love the opportunity to interact with singles. At this year’s fall fair, I was surprised by how many discouraged men I met. Several men expressed that the women they’ve been meeting aren’t interested in dating. They tell the men that they’ve been hurt too often and only go to singles dance to dance. I do remember hearing this occasionally from other women when I was single. I was determined not become one of those who gave up! At the fair, I encouraged the men to keep looking and to try meeting women at places they haven’t considered yet, as I’ve written about before. I also explained to the guys that women over 50 often are not interested in taking on a project. They’ve raised their children and cared for their aging parents. While they don’t relish being alone, they prefer that over becoming caregiver for a new husband.
Ladies, the good news for you is that there are men out there looking for a long term relationship. The men I spoke to at the fair didn’t cringe at the sight of my book. Rather than give up on dating, be clear about what you’re looking for in a relationship and what you have to offer. I think the book, Calling in the One: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, has tremendous value for both men and women. It is possible to have a loving relationship at any age. I know 90-year old women who married her fourth (or fifth, I’ve lost count) husband in her 80s. Set the intention, and stay in the game!