During my thirties, my biological clock meant I needed a partner if I wanted children.My forties were spent dealing with the romantic hangover of my thirties – divorce and being a single parent to small children.New figures from the Office For National Statistics show that while the divorce rate continues to fall overall, the trend is not mirrored by the over-fifties.
There have never been more advantages to relationships with older men, precisely because Tinder and its ilk have made dating feel impossible to those of us who don’t want to participate in the battle of who-cares-less.
They come to me because they want to lose their menopausal tummies.
Yet, dig a little deeper, and what they really want to divest themselves of is the big lump in the armchair called their husband.
I even met one recently who had just won her class in an Iron Man contest (basically a triathlon on steroids) for age 64-69.
But there is a definite demographic shift going on when it comes to our relationships.