Senior Dating

Tips for Facing Senior Men Who Only Date Younger Women

April Braswell

Written by: April Braswell

April Braswell

April Braswell is a senior dating expert, dating coach and professional dating profile writer. She leads dating, relationship and communication skills workshops throughout California.

See full bio »

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

Discuss This! Discuss This!
Advertiser Disclosure

As a woman, whatever your time of life, it’s important for you to feel vital and attractive in yourself first.

Still, while you’re a single midlife woman looking and feeling great in your 50s, it’s ego deflating and daunting to face the online singles scene when all you see are 50-something single men wanting to only date much younger women.

Senior single women will often come to my singles seminars saying it seems like all the senior single men only want to date women in their 30s and 40s.

You can feel demoralized if that’s all you’re reading on the senior singles sites in your area.

Take heart and know the mature men who are thinking they only want to date much younger women are usually the freshly divorced men, newly single again after just coming out of their former marriage.

Give them a little time, and they’ll come around. Much of what he currently thinks he wants is based on what he no longer wants from his ex-wife.

Rest assured, once he has gone on more than five dates with much younger women, he’ll most likely come around to desiring attractive mature women who are also in his age range.


“He thinks he wants the 28-year-old

until he is out on the dance floor with her.”

What do senior single men want in women now? 

What they really want is someone who is attractive, takes care of her looks and enjoys an active lifestyle.

He wants to share some of life’s activities with an alluring woman who can be a life companion and mate.

But the pace of a 28-year-old woman versus a 48-year-old woman really is different.

In a light fantasy, he thinks he wants the 28- or 38-year-old until he is out on the dance floor of life with her a few times.

Then reality kicks in and he adjusts his sights for an attractive woman who is his peer.

That’s when he’ll start noticing you!

Keep searching and getting out there, and you can find quality senior singles.

What are you seeing in the dating profiles of senior men where you are? Is it encouraging or discouraging for you?

Photo source:

Advertiser Disclosure is a free online resource that offers valuable content and comparison services to users. To keep this resource 100% free, we receive compensation from many of the offers listed on the site. Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where products appear across the site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). does not include the entire universe of available offers. Editorial opinions expressed on the site are strictly our own and are not provided, endorsed, or approved by advertisers.

Our Editorial Review Policy

Our site is committed to publishing independent, accurate content guided by strict editorial guidelines. Before articles and reviews are published on our site, they undergo a thorough review process performed by a team of independent editors and subject-matter experts to ensure the content’s accuracy, timeliness, and impartiality. Our editorial team is separate and independent of our site’s advertisers, and the opinions they express on our site are their own. To read more about our team members and their editorial backgrounds, please visit our site’s About page.