Hi, everyone! I'm reentering a phase in my dating life that I haven't experienced in awhile (since my 20s). That is, I have some dates coming up with men who are about 10 years older than me (which in my case places them in their late 40s/early 50s). Do you have any advice for me?
I reread Gregory's article, "What Mid-40s Men Want in a Woman". In terms of topics we can discuss, many men this age have kids. What else might they be thinking of? What's on their minds? What concerns might they have about dating a younger woman?
What do you think is the best approach to take if they inquire about my dating life? With guys my own age, sometimes I've been modest (like, I act like I'm not dating much or not in touch w/many guys) and then I've found that they don't necessarily treat me as well. This goes back to the idea of the chase, I think, which Chloe-Marie mentioned in another recent thread. (And I'm looking forward to hearing how you gentlemen respond to that thread.) Once the guys know that other "better" (hotter, richer, taller, whatever) guys are interested in me, then they definitely step up.
I don't want to intimidate these men and I'm not interested in having them compete. I'm dating in order to meet someone who might become a BF and possibly something more long-term. So, if I'm asked, "Do you date a lot?" or "How much are you dating these days?", what should I say?