Dating in middle age

Today, nine years later, the answer to that question is very clear: Yes and no. Instead, you'll have short, to-the-point conversations (which include making plans) via Facebook messaging, texting or email. If your guy (or girl) is gaga over you, he or she might be into having a conversation while seeing your face.

By the time I was divorced, youth was over and so I figured were the years — if there ever were any — when men would find me attractive.The first man to ask me out after my divorce was about seven years younger than me and handsome almost to a fault.We went out once, and while there was frankly nothing between us, the impact on my sense of self was tremendous. I got a couple of manicures and decided to change my hair and drop the sweats-only wardrobe.The following list is my best attempt at summarizing the results of my informal survey, with a few of my own observations based on a bit of research I conducted myself.Disclaimer: if you're a woman between the ages of 45 and 60, living in the Chicagoland area, and I popped up on your "Viewed Me" list, I'm sorry, really. I would like to ask all of my middle-aged online dating male and female compatriots a favor.

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