Mid-Life Dating

It’s kinda funny when you’re dating in your forties. This is the time in life when you’re supposed to be settled-down, paying a mortgage,  raising children, or putting them through college.  Nowhere in any of the fairy-tales I’ve read did they go like this:

In your mid-forties, you’ll be a single parent of one Ph.D. student
and one middle-schooler, looking and hoping for a loving relationship
with someone, you don’t want to murder in their sleep!

And you’ll live happily-ever-after.
The End!

I’m pretty sure if I’d read that story,  I’d have jumped off the nearest cliff, but as life would have it, I am a mid-life dater. What I’ve learned from this experience is that dating gets harder as you get older.  The prospects thin out, and the only potential mates work in your building, attend the same house of worship you do, frequent the same grocers, or you come across each other on some infamous dating site.  The whole process is like kissing frogs trying to find your prince charming.  The mid-Life Dating reality SUCKS!

So the question of the millennium is:  Is there really any luck in dating in your mid-forties?

My guess is you’ll havta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince!

© CV Davis – Author

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