Especially at this stage of life, why would you want a relationship that doesn't bring you happiness?I can think of something far worse than being single, gay and older. Dave Singleton works for AARP Publications and has written two books and numerous columns on dating and relationships.When it comes to truth in advertising, it's one thing to shave a couple of years off. Maybe you're more careful about first dates and immediately nix a pointless second night out.You're quick to assess if your date wants the same level of relationship as you, whether that's casual or committed.
But that doesn't mean you should be rigid and inflexible. Chat with a guy who isn't your "type" and stretch your boundaries.
It's also a good idea to ask your closest friends for regular feedback (yes, ask them to give you input on your actions and choices), so you don't get stuck in your ways. Realize you can be single and happy Hey, you don't have to tell me it's tough being gay, single and over 50.
It's not like gay subculture has given us lots of happily dating, older gay male role models.
How much did the financial crisis of eight years ago cost the world, cost all of us? One could examine the public bill for bailing out the giant banks that fell over like ninepins.
One could look at the mountains of public debt piled up in the wake of the crisis (as governments, thank goodness, carried on spending while tax revenues collapsed in order to stop their economies slumping into new depressions).For example, if you like the outdoors, join a gay hiking or walking group, and meet men while you get fresh air and exercise.