While none of these options interest me, I certainly receive many offers.Many of these offers come from much younger men (I mean, 15, 20, or 25 years younger).On the flip side, many of the men are there for hook-ups.For every man seeking dating or romance on Tinder, there are probably 10 others seeking to hook-up, or to become friends with benefits.The comedian Billy Crystal, at 67, jokes that he still looks at 25-year-old women, only they’re out of focus, and by the time he gets his glasses on, they’ve gone.But increasingly I like looking at attractive people, of either gender and any age, in a way that I didn’t in my 20s, when I only had eyes for possible conquests, or my 30s, when my eyes were half-shut with that other kind of sleep deprivation, caused not by nights of passion but attending the needs of our second-born child, who didn’t sleep for more than a hour at a time for his first five years.Unfortunately, as two people with impossibly tight and busy schedules, we weren't able to (or perhaps were unwilling or frightened) to carve out enough time in our schedules to really give the relationship a chance.I've also been on several first dates that didn't lead to second dates with other men I've met on Tinder.
Although my ex-husband and I co-parent our now 12-year old son, my son spends 75% of his time at my home.
I didn't and we dated for a few more months but parted ways once we determined we wanted different things from a relationship. We matched on Tinder and he immediately asked me to dinner.
Our dinner, at a local restaurant specializing in all kinds of meat, lasted four hours.
One man went from asking me about spelunking to suggesting we would make beautiful babies.
Needless to say, it was an abrupt shift in our conversation. They sit in my matches folder like unexplored potential. Maybe we'd have great chemistry – if only one of us made the next move. I'm usually called away by mothering, chores, and paid work.