One challenge of dating over 60 is that the whole concept of romantic relationships has a different meaning for this stage of life.

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A few women mentioned that they observed many men our age are emotionally damaged and others find that they no longer trust men’s motives.

Others said that the longer you are single, the harder it becomes to fall in love.

Some women said that they could not imagine being loved again.

Others said that they had tried dating, but none of their relationships had worked out.

You get set in your ways, and are no longer willing to make yourself vulnerable in the ways that dating requires, or be open to a new serious romantic relationship.

Many women our age might have had marriages where the man was “in charge” and where we might have felt we were making our own interests and needs subservient to his.

This can be positive or negative depending on what you want from a relationship.

Some women enjoy the fun of meeting new people and going on casual dates, while others might find casual dating to be lonely or disappointing.

So they have started focusing on their own interests, activities and families, regardless of whether they can find “the right man.” Many women our age are having a hard time trusting men – whether due to a painful divorce or a series of disappointing dating experiences.

Many women over 60 find that their sense of confidence is broken and feel disillusioned by men and marriage.

Some women commented that they doubt they’ll ever find love again, because they don’t want to have to take care of a man, and would rather just take care of themselves.