Forties and twenties dating
Some studies suggest that feelings of happiness may dip for those in their forties: a sort of midlife crisis.
There’s definitely no magic age to have it “all figured it,” and that’s okay.
Women are often the target topic when it comes to love and dating advice.
But all too often, women in their forties are overlooked during these conversations. Hollywood movies often perpetuate the idea that women cease to be datable above a certain age.
While no two women are the same (even those in the same age bracket), women in their forties really do have completely different expectations and priorities to those younger than them.
And if you’re going to date women of their caliber, then it’s time to learn what they need.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got it all figured out by the time you reach your forties, but it does mean there’s a lot of history to look back on.
Sally and Nicole are both in their forties and have led quite different lives.
They want men who are also financially responsible and who will treat them kindly.” Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re not looking for a “someone who will do the little things”—if she’s into the kind of guys who hold open doors, that is.“I didn’t really have a career, though I was getting whatever job I could when his job transferred us, and at the time, I was working in a university’s fundraising department.” Sally is now divorced and lives alone.Rather than picking up another “whatever” job, she’s spent five years establishing a career as an IT project manager.Neely Steinberg is a dating coach who refers to herself as a “love en TREPreneur”—a reference to her business The Love TREP, where she functions as an image consultant and love expert extraordinaire. They have so many experiences and so much knowledge to draw from by this point that guys like the ‘bad boy’ or the ‘emotionally unavailable man’ have less and less allure.” Steinberg says these women often have a better idea of their desires in life.According to her, women in their forties have their priorities straight when it comes to figuring out what they do and don’t want. “I think they start to let go of some of their more superficial wants and start focusing on what it is they really need,” she says, “I think they expect a lot more from a man in terms of character and integrity—they start to raise their emotional standards.” Sally says she’s not willing to settle for just anyone for the sake of being with someone.
Sally says that while she notices some pressure to be at a different place in her life, that pressure doesn’t always make sense—nor does she care much for it.