Dating after age 40
But when you’re 40, and you’re not living happily ever after with Major Nelson or Darin Stevens, the game can get old.
“It’s hard, especially for women,” says Crosskno, a human resources manager who has been with EDS for 16 years and has never been married or had children (“much to my mother’s dismay”). ” This is what we have to deal with just for being single, for taking a different road in life.
When she did, going all Out with the fries and the large drink, he swallowed hard and said he wouldn’t be eating. “We can laugh about it now,” says Kim Crosskno, 40, who tried the same dating service as Stephanie, who has since moved to Australia.
“The whole video dating experience was really humiliating,” she says, like living in a game of Mystery Date and getting stuck too often with the Dud.
Veteran singles like Crosskno and Albright found themselves looking for a different kind of dating life, one that fit their more settled lifestyle.
Many women were growing tired of being perceived only as sex objects, and the fear of AIDS had cooled the fires of many once-ardent daters.Echoing Kim Crosskno, he says, “the timing was never right to get married.” In the 70s and early ’80s, love-and sex-were in the air, Albright says.The club scene in Dallas was at its height, and dating was an endless walk through a candy store.“Men are still seen as ’bachelors,’ but women are ’old maids.’ People even start questioning your sexual preference if you aren’t married. “ The End of Saturday Night Fever ROGER ALBRIGHT, 43, A DALLAS ATTORNEY WHO HAS NEVER BEEN married, believes it’s more common now than ever for people to stay single into their 30s and 40s.But he acknowledges that many people, especially married people, do think there’s something wrong with anyone who reaches their 40s without marrying.