The Observer Online dating Online dating leaves middle-aged women in 'single wilderness' Single women in their 40s and 50s are increasingly feeling that their love lives are over as men their own age use online dating to cherry-pick younger models. But when did confidence and sexual maturity become so unattractive? Susan Broom, 48, says she has given up on online dating because men her age wouldn't contact her. Photograph: Katherine Rose For The Observer Susan Broom, 48, says she has given up on online dating because men her age wouldn't contact her. A survey this month found eight out of 10 women over 50 think they have become invisible to men. Seven out of 10 women in the study felt overlooked by the fashion industry, while three-quarters of women in their 60s believed they had lost their identity by being labelled as a mum. Women and men are living longer and fitter lives; the average age at which we divorce is rising — 41 now for women and 43 for men — and the number of single parents is projected to rise to 1. There is a new demographic of confident and experienced women, at their sexual peak as far as science is concerned, who would like to find a partner.
She was sophisticated, stunningly beautiful and seemed beyond my reach. She was additionally 18 years older than me, although then it did not seem en route for be a problem. I chased her for a long time and, at the same time as I was lucky enough to accomplish a lot of money, I was able to treat her to altogether kinds of luxuries. She was actual wary at the time, saying so as to the age difference was too a good deal and she was worried that she would regret it later. I brushed all this off as I was blindingly in love and, eventually, we got married and for many years it was brilliant and we were totally into each other.