So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.Men can continue to father children until much later in life but for women, if they haven’t had a family by this time their priorities for a relationship will be different from that of a younger woman.Older people often have children from previous relationships and it’s becoming more common for families to be ‘blended’ with step brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents.This can bring up lots of different issues within a relationship but as long as you and your partner are on the same page and work together as a team, it can be very satisfying. Body It’s often in our 40s that our bodies become less forgiving and slower to recover from excesses or injury.Whether its middle age spread or pains in the joints, it’s inevitable that our bodies will change as we grow older and we need to do more to stay in shape. People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. But I tell them that I help men by helping women who are dating after 40. ) One of the most transformational ways I support women is by helping you better understand GROWNUP men.Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.
You have to work hard to find someone you really want and really like – or, as one married male friend put it, “someone normal” (apparently normal men are in short supply).If you are a single woman over 40, you have a love history.You’ve been in relationships before and you may want one now, but for whatever reason you haven’t found the right person yet.Perhaps you were in a live-in or long-term relationship that ended, so you’re single again.As a dating coach for women over 40, I know finding love the second time around (or even the first) is not easy.If you’re particularly body conscious this can become a real block to dating.Rather than resigning yourself to a life alone because you don’t feel confident about your body, try doing all you can to take care of yourself.Or so Carrie Bradshaw would have you believe; and she is mostly right.But for me, and my three best friends, the key word is “want” rather than need.Maybe you’re divorced and frustrated with dating or haven’t ventured back out to the dating pool.You could be a widow and unsure of ever finding another man like your husband.