You don't have to be "perfect" because no one's perfect.
It's more about do we have chemistry and am I hot for him?
I am taking classes at the local university and surprisingly made friends with students of all ages. When you're over 50, you have the freedom to date for the fun of it. We've discovered that we can act like teenagers whenever we feel like it, and people think it's nifty.
I can totally take art classes, I'm not tied to the carpool." -- J.
Mitchell (Fabulous After 50 and Sensational After 60) and Jane Ganahl (Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife) had to say about women aging, then sprinkled in a few observations from 60 Minutes' crusty humorist Andy Rooney. You get new hair, new clothes, to match who you want to be. Nobody's going to fault her for using Botox, dermabrasion, getting a nip and tuck. She knows that collaboration is a valuable part of being successful. You can tell her you like or don't like it -- but that doesn't mean she's going to follow your advice. Today, there are entire web sites, companies, and services devoted to the over-50 demographic. She's forming partnerships with other women's businesses. A world of opportunities opens up when you turn 50. Women buy 80% of consumer goods and services, and among the 80 million baby boomers, that's power. If you have the attitude that life is precious, that life is grandiose, that you don't want to waste any time, you will make this quality time. She's following her dreams, starting her own business. If someone is trying to talk you into wearing pink because it's trendy, you don't let them influence you.