” It is a sad fact of life is that men tend not to live as long as women, and as a result, many countries have significantly more women than men above the age of 65.
According to this Huffington Post article on dating after 50, the ratio of men to women shifts considerably as the years go by: So if you are 60 now, the ratios suggest that it might be difficult to find a good single man your age.
However, if you really want to find someone special, you have to make an effort – you really have to want to find a quality relationship! The stakes of dating are not as high at this part of our life.
As part of this singleton trend, more women over 60 are looking to meet men in their age group – but dating is different after 60 than it was in our younger years.
Many single women over 50 are simply asking, “Where are all the older single men?
Historically, a woman was to choose a man the same age, or five to 15 years older.
Mid-century, the reason for the elevated age gap would've been economic. Their husband was their access to social standing and economic stability.