Being 50 and dating again
And while, admittedly, that's not nearly as high as the statistics for divorced men over fifty (58 percent of them remarry), it's not anything to sneeze at either.
published a story that had single women quaking in their power suits.Drawing on the work of three Ivy League researchers, the story suggested that women over forty had a greater chance of being killed by a terrorist than of finding a husband.Later, of course, the story and its claims were found to be completely flawed and , after the twentieth anniversary of the piece, even retracted it.Nonetheless, the image of the middle-aged, unloved divorcee continues to persist and seemingly legitimate publications continue to rehash it. In their version of the story, entitled "In Her 50s, Looking For Love," Dr.As it so happens, women over fifty have a far better chance of getting remarried than of dying in a terrorist attack.In fact, the same story suggests there's no "visible pool of eligible men" for women over fifty happens to follow a 57-year-old woman who comes across plenty of men the same way most other American tends to nowadays: on the Internet.
In other words, men are still visible to women over fifty, if they just look at a computer screen.
5 Online Dating Tips for Divorced Moms Also, according to 2001 census data, 41 percent of divorced women over fifty remarry.
Francesca Adler-Baeder of the National Stepfamily Resource Center at Auburn University claims that, "Among the divorced, the least marriageable in our society are older women, highly educated who make a good salary.
Studies show men tend to marry down — someone slightly younger, less educated, making less money.
Women in their fifties literally don't have visible pool of eligible men around them." It sounds pretty ominous, doesn't it?
But if you're middle aged and single and female and reading this, there's no need to enlist in a nunnery (or anti-terrorism task force) just yet.