After divorce number two, my eldest made me promise “no more step-dads”. Or maybe our patience for bad or boring behaviour is lessened by the ebbing of a biological need or ability to reproduce.
But, even if that were an option (having teen children is a pretty good boyfriend repellent, I find), I am still very, very picky. It certainly takes courage to be single in your fifties. Twice-divorced Carol Vorderman, 55, recently talked about being “happily single” saying that she was finally revelling in doing her own thing and running on her own “clock”.
They come to me because they want to lose their menopausal tummies.
Yet, dig a little deeper, and what they really want to divest themselves of is the big lump in the armchair called their husband.
You want real results with real women who are genuinely interested in you.
We are now the only group whose divorce rate is actually rising.The threat of invasion and subversion in the Cold War era led Americans to seek consensus and conformity, in politics and in culture.The rise of consumer culture in the same period, driven by an economic boom, a population surge, and suburban development gave rise to a middle class with certain expectations about material culture and behavior.So, the question I asked myself before going ahead was not “do I fancy him?”, but “do I fancy spending the next decade counting out his blood pressure tablets in the morning?