She can’t promise you that you will find the man of your dreams.
But, one thing is for sure – the 60-year-old equivalent of George Clooney is not going to show up as your doorstep, riding a white horse and carrying a bouquet of hand-picked flowers! When we were younger, our mothers told us that “you need to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.” The same is definitely true for dating after 60!
After analyzing these interviews, Connell highlighted three big findings in her book: 1.
If you are feeling a bit discouraged by your search for a partner, or, you have tried dating sites without much luck, this interview is for you! Lisa reminds us that online dating over 50 is not for wimps.
You have to really want a relationship and be prepared to put yourself out there.
Try all variations of your name and common misspellings.
Also try things that would normally be associated with you, like the college you attended.
Overall Connell’s work centers around gender and sexuality, but what she’s really interested in is how the institutions that we spend so much time in, like our jobs and school, shape who we become even in ways we wouldn’t expect.