Dating over age 40

They know who they are and why their marriage failed and are looking for pure companionship.

Sadly, yes, according to Dr Bernie Hogan, a research fellow at Oxford University.

‘I always had boyfriends when I was younger and assumed I would again after James was born,’ she says. These chats were fun — and sometimes quite flirty — but if I ever suggested we meet, the men would often back off, saying they were not looking for a relationship.’A dozen or so dates followed over the years, none of them quite right.

When she last registered with an online dating site she was 44 — and few men made contact.

There is such a difference between what is available for men and woman.

What I find most interesting at this point is the whole dating scene.