Tough dating advice
Here are some truths you need to know if you're about to head out into the dating pond in your late 30s. These are the bachelors that hit late-30s and into mid-40s and suddenly realized, "Oh snap! And now that I am all grown up, I think it's time I settled down.I think I will pick a nice 25-year-old." Even though you're their age or even quite younger than them by years, you're still old to them. The right one won't care that you're not in your 20s, absolutely, and you're not old, but yet there are guys who will completely shut you down, especially online, if you're a year over his age range. A lot of the allure of the young woman comes with an assumption of fertility.
You could be "Fertile Myrtle" and they might not know it simply because you're over 35 and they didn't bother to ask because you didn't fit the criteria.
I know I will never get over him, if I don't let go (that's why I don't want to let go... I know he loves me, he may not be in love with me at this time, but I know he could be if he was sober and willing.
I know deep down he wants the help, but his depression and addiction are stronger than he is. Love for animals, love for children, romantic love.
It all started when I ended our relationship of 2-1/2 years due to not being able to handle the pressure I was experiencing from him at a very unpleasant/stressful time of my life.
He started accusing me of cheating, which I wasn't.
Dating in your late 30s (especially if you are dating after divorce with kids like me) is sort of like sifting through a garbage can, hoping to find a huge diamond and a pair of Manolo Blahniks.