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Challenges In Dating When You’re 40

I’m 40 And I Like It

There are a few challenges that women have voiced about dating when you are over 40. 40 is an age where you are past the point of necessarily wanting to start a family but you still want a marriage. You will most likely date people that already have children or are divorced. This creates a lot of baggage as well as turmoil before you even begin dating. Another obstacle that people find when dating over 40 is that there is no one left or at least they feel as though there is no one left.

Dating someone what only wants a hookup is not for you when you are in your 40s. You have chased the boys, played the games, and fed into the whole “dating game” for longer than you would like to admit. Now at the wise age of 40 you know exactly what you want and where you want your life to go. Hookups are no longer on the table anymore and you need to find someone that can fit that mold. Hookup culture is still very prevalent even as you age so a challenge in dating when you are 40 is trying to find someone that wants a relationship and not just to hit it and quit it.

“Ladies, you can’t do anything about the men who want a midlife-crisis-Barbie Doll.”

A challenge women face in dating over 40 is that the men their age are seeking younger women due to the fact that they are in a crisis and want to regain their youth that they once had. It is not your fault they want the Pretty Young Things, they will come to their senses eventually and there will be a pool of willing men once they snap out of it. Not all men are like this and you will find someone eventually it just may take a little longer than expected.

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