Professor Imelda Whelehan, an expert on ageing and popular culture at the Australian National University, thinks the trend has resulted in part from the realisation, on behalf of media gatekeepers, that older viewers want to see their experiences reflected back at them.
"When I go to my local indie cinema here in Canberra, I'm one of the younger ones," said Professor Whelehan, who is 57.
Then use pickups and drop-offs as casual getting-to-know opps or to diffuse any drama.
With rugrats in the picture, there’s zero chance you’ll ever be the top person in this woman’s life—but that window of narcissism was short-lived anyway (if it existed at all).
She said she had dated several men in their 60s and 70s over the last few years.
In practical terms, this meant many of her dates have lied about being in the market to purchase a house, when in reality they were "living in the back shed" of one of their children's homes."I just didn't want anybody to land on me, you know?
Too often we can carry what wasn’t complete from our previous relationships into our next.
Another potential suitor told her he was waiting for his terminally ill wife to die before re-entering the dating pool.Note: This doesn’t mean sex will happen at her place. Talk to him as if he were your boss’s wife or a dental assistant. Chances are there will be four parties in this relationship: you, her, her kid—and the Birth Father. If you stay together, you’ll be Not My Father for years.This is because, compared to men in their twenties and thirties, older men are often drowning in baggage."Most of them had lost their house ...many of them had two [marriages], so they'd lost everything twice [in divorce]," says Carole Lethbridge, a 73-year-old woman living in the Blue Mountains.