If we were dating
They desired companionship and a social life — and sex.But they were not willing to compromise on losing their sense of freedom, to the point that they were “willing to be lonely before sacrificing independence.” I don’t want to be alone or lose my freedom — is it possible to have both without having to become a wife again? She believes — and I agree — that more people need to talk openly about this because all older women hear (and thus believe) is that older men are them from the 50-something dating pool ASAP; I’m not interested in men like that so move along, men, and good luck! As a newly single woman after an eight-plus year relationship, I am curious about what to expect this time, now that I’m 50-something instead of 40-something.
That may be true for younger people, but that isn’t always the case at this age, she says.A recent study looked into why older women — in this case, women in their 60s and 70s — date. Some had lost satisfying relationships because the men wanted to get married but the women didn’t, sometimes because it would hurt them financially and sometimes because they didn’t want to have to care for anyone else anymore.A few things became clear to the researchers early on — the women treasured their independence and craved companionship. In fact, many said they were not interesting in caretaking ever again — they’d been there and done that. A source tells us that the two are still very much "in the early stages" of their relationship and recently met up while he was in London for work.We're told that the duo caught a showing of Sam Mendes' play last week during their trip abroad."It's more than a summer fling," the insider shared. It's early and they are taking it slow."And while the new couple has done their best to keep things under wraps in the beginning stages of their romance, the two stepped out on the town in Los Angeles Thursday night for a quick date night at Giorgio Baldi."They had a table for two, but were sitting very close to one another," an eyewitness tells E! "Ben and Lindsay were very intimate and touchy the entire dinner.
They kept whispering in each other's ears and Ben was quite touchy with Lindsay." The couple shared a plate of lobster and a few pasta dishes.