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Old fashioned dating rules

Lot’s of people (and companies) are competing for his time. Thursday nights at 6 PM for dinner) during an introductory phase of your new relationship.

But a guy with a lot of energy and talent makes a better catch. I’m talking about very simple traditions you invite him to participate in right from the start of your interactions.

Unfortunately, that kind of man is usually fairly busy. For example, you can limit competing time demands by agreeing to see each other just one night a week (say…

He’ll appreciate it and his respect for you will rise along with that appreciation.

Rule Number Two for Dating Busy Men: Don’t Bid for His Time, Own His Time. The faster you can set up a recurring plan for interaction (a micro-tradition), the less you have to compete with other demands on his time.

That isn’t true for my three girlfriends, but it’s true for me.

She believes — and I agree — that more people need to talk openly about this because all older women hear (and thus believe) is that older men are them from the 50-something dating pool ASAP; I’m not interested in men like that so move along, men, and good luck! As a newly single woman after an eight-plus year relationship, I am curious about what to expect this time, now that I’m 50-something instead of 40-something.

But they were not willing to compromise on losing their sense of freedom, to the point that they were “willing to be lonely before sacrificing independence.” I don’t want to be alone or lose my freedom — is it possible to have both without having to become a wife again?

You can spend a lot of time with a guy who still lives in his mother’s basement. There’s no perfect way, but micro-traditions can help.

They are all 50-something, empty-nesters and divorced. The difference between men and women at this age, however, is that we don’t necessarily want the same things.

“We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before.

That may be true for younger people, but that isn’t always the case at this age, she says.