Dating tips for older couples

But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?"Humans are relatively flexible species," Michael R.Then as your relationship bloomed into marriage, it seemed that your wedding day happiness would be eternal.

The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.

Tessina, Ph D, a licensed family therapist in practice in Long Beach, Calif., and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, tells Web MD.

According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.

It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.

The comfort is a good thing, but problems arise when couples reach this phase and forget about the first two" [source: Kormly].

Even when life's distractions, like work and kids, wrestle for center stage, your love must always be the first priority. Use the classic dating strategies: introductions through friends, blind dates, meeting through activities (work, recreation, religious, etc.), and plain old serendipity. Through them, you'll probably meet women who also enjoy them, women who might become friends — and eventually, maybe more. So the odds are in men's favor — and women know it. Try to correct misinformation, or at least be prepared to prove that you're not the escaped serial killer who shares your name. Photos increase men's response rate 40 percent — for women, photos triple it! Beyond saying, "You're really cute and you live near me," you can add that like the woman you're contacting, you also play tennis and enjoy jazz. She has been in several relationships with men up to 20 years younger than herself.She works out a lot by her own admission (and judging by her track record in this department) and often meets partners at the gym, not the bars. They seem interested, but after a few e-mails, they disappear.

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