For example, three simple ideas for creating dating opportunities include smiling genuinely, approaching men first and learning the art of flirting.

His assessment requires a fundamental shift in thinking – women must not be afraid to make the first move!

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" At first, her disclosure strikes you as too much information.

But then it gets you thinking: You're single, too — what could be so bad about a casual night in bed with someone you like but don't love?

Not only are there statistically fewer men, but the dynamic of human engagement, and style of personal connection, has changed dramatically since we were dating in our 20’s.

Also, a lifetime of love and loss has made many women distrustful and unwilling to get back into the dating game.

Is that a deplorably manipulative state of affairs?

Possibly — until you stop to consider how many of us are comfortable with being unpartnered but how few of us are willing to remain untouched.

Further evidence of Roving Eye Syndrome came from a study of sexuality in the United States commissioned by AARP in 2009: It found that 6 percent to 8 percent of singles age 50 and up were dating more than one person at a time.

The same study revealed 11 percent of survey respondents were in a sexual relationship that did not involve cohabitation.

Bette Davis once said that getting old is not for sissies.