I don’t think older men love the single life as much as older women do. It seems most older men who are divorced or widowed want another partner. I have many friends who solo camp and go to all-women camp-outs. Those gals are having a blast.

Imagine my surprise to find when we get older it’s men looking for wives — while women aren’t looking for anyone. I’m 68 and the tables really turn as we age. If something happened to my husband, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in having another man.

I think old men are looking for someone to take care of them in their old age. No, thanks.

Loved your article. Thanks for sharing!


Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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