You have to work hard to find someone you really want and really like – or, as one married male friend put it, “someone normal” (apparently normal men are in short supply).The search is a kind of journey, and along the way you tend to learn a few things about yourself, and about the society we live in. Everyone knows lots of fabulous single women in their 40s …but can’t think of any equally fabulous single men the same age.
We all have fulfilling careers, lots of good friends and interesting lives.
This is one of life’s big mysteries but sometimes I think the key is identifying the right places to look. When you’re over 40, you’re usually pretty comfortable in your own skin You know what you like, and what you don’t.
Maybe you would prefer to hang out at cafes, museums, film festivals and art galleries.
This may have been because I was established professionally and had that reservoir of confidence.
Really, the whole scene was new, interesting — and, for the most part, enjoyable.
Q: After your divorce, what was your attitude about finding love again?