Last week, a friend told me she thought I was always busy so I could avoid dating. She may have had a point!
Dating after 50 is definitely a unique experience. While I have my career and home, it seems there is a large population of men in this age range who still haven't found their place in the world. Whether unemployed or job-hopping, stability does not seem to be a prevalent trait.
I am at the point in my life where stability and peace are my preferred states of being. My children are grown, and I have no interest in raising a husband. I would like to be the "cared for" rather than the caretaker. Is that a lot to ask?
I have discussed this with friends my age. It seems that locale is not a determining factor. I am not, by far, the only woman who has had this difficulty. Like a number of my friends, staying home and staying busy has not only become a viable option; it has risen to be the preferable one.
I am not a hermit, but I could be!!