Are single men over 50 open to a long term relationship if…

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Are single men over 50 open to a long term relationship if… 

They meet the right woman? That was one of the questions I was asked at a workshop.

Since all the participants were women over 45, it quickly turned into a heated discussion.

Some said yes, it can happen, others said, no, it never will.

I’m convinced they are all right, but I decided to ask the male population and with that in mind, I posted the question on one of my blogs. Most of the posts were positive, one or two were negative and there was one quite funny.

The general consensus was that given the perfect circumstances, like, good chemistry, same interests, shared future goals and no major hurdles to conquer, men are willing to commit to a long term monogamous relationship.

It seems all simple, once you dig deeper, it gets complicated.

Most of the men are not willing to relocate, especially the ones still employed.

Women have trouble with relocation because of family ties: grandkids or older parents.

After thinking about all the responses I came to the conclusion that while most of us still dream of falling madly in love, few are willing to go the distance to make the dream come through. The trick is to find the ‘few.’

I would like to see your opinion, yes, you, the person reading this?

Post. Share. It feels good.

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Katharine Hepburn

About the Author:

Maria Grazia Swan ( is an author and motivational speaker who shares relationship advice and guidance for mature women re-entering the dating scene. Maria empowers and encourages single women to be bold, fearless, and sexy in their pursuit of life and love after age 45.


An award recipient from the Women’s National Book Association, Maria Grazia Swan is the author of Boomer Babes: True Tales of Love and Lust in the Later Years (Leisure Books) and Love Thy Sister (Zander Books). Her short story, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is included the anthology, Medley of Murder (Red Coyote Press).


Maria is working on her new book, Old Flames Burn Hottest. If you have a story to share, she wants to connect with you! Join her Facebook page and learn more.

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