And while I applaud a youthful spirit, why doesn't 'Midlife Man' mention his age (like the rest of us on the site)? He says that when he courted her on Match.com, he did not know of her job in a fully equipped dungeon.'Well, at 50 they may be going through a bit of a sea-change,' I tried to explain.By 50-plus you'll be a grown-up with a loyal circle of friends and family, fulfilling work/life projects and a sense of who you really are in the world. 'They may have left a marriage, been made redundant, had a mid-life crisis and decided to travel.This means you can check where they work or if you have mutual friends.
Will I have to teeter around in heels to be feminine enough? There are hundreds of online dating sites from which to choose (if you're bookish, political, religious, a divorced parent . There was much mirth when it emerged that Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, 56, 'accidentally' dated a dominatrix.
And it's good to be put into a situation where you can't fall back on your usual defences.
The men I've met have made me laugh, blush, think seriously about kissing and (yes) weep. Sex tends not to be on the agenda on a first date (unlike twentysomethings, who hook up with wild abandon).
Soon Eva realises that the ex Marianne is constantly deriding is actually Albert.
Instead of owning up to dating him, she pumps Marianne for ever more gruesome details because, while she’s falling for Albert, she’s terrified of making another mistake.
'In a 25-year office career, I've sat next to only two men,' a friend observes feelingly. In my early 30s, working in an all-female office, I tried what was coyly called the Lonely Hearts pages - where you paid for an advert with a PO Box.