I Met a Man Online Who is 62. How Are Women My Age Supposed to Act Online?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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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.

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Reader Question:

I met a guy on Match.com. He is 62. I am 56. He said, “I’m falling in love with you,” but 10 minutes later he said he wants to continue seeing other women.

He also has ejaculation issues. We have not gone so far as to be 100 percent intimate. I know he likes me very much, as evidenced by the quality of our time together as well as the increased closeness of him to me. My intuition says his sexual issues overshadow everything.

I would love to know the statistics on women in my age group and how they act in online dating. My suspicion is many women “throw themselves” at men online because they think men are few and far between for their age group.

-Junine (California)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Junine, you are spot on.

Over the age of 50, there are more women than men on the dating market. And since one-third of men over the age of 50 have erection problems, many of those guys are opting out all together. The rest have the pick of the litter.

I’m not sure what ejaculation issue you think he has. He may have PE or DE, but in either case, this is less important than his desire to have multiple relationships.

If he wants to continue to see other women, then you should allow him to do that, but do not have sexual contact — anything besides a hug and kiss on the cheek — until he is ready for sexual exclusivity.

When sex is easy, a man falls in love with the woman he trusts the most, and men don’t trust a compliant woman with no boundaries. The word NO is the world’s biggest aphrodisiac.

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