The question has always intrigued me so I did a little research to find out more about why this is happening and whether or not it's true.You don't have to be dating in midlife to know that dating in your 20s was a whole lot easier and more fun.
It's also a great time for some self-reflection about what you're looking for in a new relationship.
This self-reflection often includes reading up on love and relationships to make sure you are wiser and better equipped for relationship success. I switch gender and take a look at what I would see if I were a bloke. After the passing of my wife of 31 years, I found myself alone for the first time in my life.
But what does that mean for your new, budding, happy, "perfect" relationship?
Wmen ask me all the time about what they're supposed to do about the men out there who say they only want younger women in their profiles.
“A lot of them are afraid that they’ll get into something they can’t get out of and they won’t be able to get back to their desk and keep studying.” According to the new report, 15 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds have not had sex since turning 18, up from 6 percent in the early 1990s.
And a study published in the same journal last year found that although millennials are more accepting of extramarital sex than earlier generations, they reported fewer sexual partners than any group since the 1960s — an average of eight, compared with 11 for boomers and 10 for Generation X.
[Why more millennials live with their parents than with a spouse or lover] The decline seems likely to continue: According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the portion of high school students who have had sex fell last year to 41 percent from 54 percent in 1991 and about 47 percent in 2013.
The portion who reported sleeping with multiple partners also declined, from about 19 percent in 1991 to about 12 percent last year.
To shut it all down for a date or even a one-night stand seems like a waste.
“For an average date, you’re going to spend at least two hours, and in that two hours I won’t be doing something I enjoy,” he said. “I enjoy their companionship, but it’s not a significant part of life,” said Patterson, a Web designer in Bellingham, Wash. More and more young people avoid it.] He has never had sex, although he likes porn.
Simon and Garfunkel's song title is applicable to the turbulent boomer dating waters. I have been rejected by my first two online dating hopefuls. My choices: spend the rest of my life living alone or jump into the over-50 dating pool.