“You have to be really clear on what you want,” says Lindsay Chrisler, a professional dating coach based in Hell’s Kitchen. “Everything goes down over text now, especially between millennials,” Manley says.Just don’t overdo it, and remember that humor and tone don’t always come through in a text.Many women, including myself, spent most of their lives competing with men – at work, in social situations and even at home.Now, as we reach our 60s, it’s difficult to put our swords down and just relax a bit. Lisa and I also discuss the perception that men only want to date younger women.Do you think that the feminist movement disrupted our ability to express our feminine side? Technology and new ideas about sex and gender have dramatically changed the laws of love, from who pays for dinner to how long to wait to call after a date.In our interview, I asked Lisa this question directly and she gave me a simple answer.
But such shenanigans are now considered passé, given how we’re all constantly looking at our smartphones.According to Lisa, single men over 60 want women who are in touch with their feminine side. Lisa mentions that this is often the case, but, not for the reasons that many of us assume.Men are not always looking for a younger body to cuddle up next to.More important is that fact that younger women are more willing to show their feminine side to win a man’s heart.
Of course, they don’t have our experience, or our battle scars for that matter, but, this is beside the point. Or, you may decide that she is right, but, that finding a partner is just not worth the trouble.Lisa argues that, if we can connect with our feminine side, we can find a quality man, regardless of who we are competing with. But, I promise you that her opinions come from interactions with 100s of older women, just like you.