It’s not easy to be ‘just friends’ with someone of the opposite sex if one of you wants more.
Lonely hearts still waiting for their soulmate are easy prey for online dating scams.
Many told me to grow up and date someone from my own age group.
While I could easily disregard the vitriolic views of strangers, many of whom I suspected were merely jealous or prudish, I did feel it would be sensible to put my experiences in perspective by dating some older men. Yet, as the conversation steered predictably down the safe avenues of favourite films and actors he’d worked with, my mind wandered back to those playful exchanges I’d enjoyed with one of my favourite younger chaps, during our wonderful sexy afternoons. Had my flings with younger guys led to me to set the bar unrealistically high?
Of course a paunchy man fast approaching his 70th birthday will not compare favourably with a 23-year-old young stud.
Especially not when I still feel vibrant and youthful enough to attract the hot young Pups of this world?
In my view, today’s middle-aged British men are rather lost at sea.
Another older potential suitor was 63-year-old Martin.Men under 30 neither know nor care about such ‘rules’. But I didn’t — not least because he reminded me so much of an ex-partner that it made me uneasy.Used to the notion of equality between the sexes, they are more spontaneous and natural. The end of our dates became increasingly awkward, with me trying to slip away politely without any smooching.Jerry was a wealthy, highly successful, intelligent, divorced chap who worked in the film industry.He owned four homes around the world and, on paper at least, ticked every box going. He was scruffy with a scratchy-looking grey beard that made him look horribly unkempt.