On the flip side, many of the men are there for hook-ups.
For every man seeking dating or romance on Tinder, there are probably 10 others seeking to hook-up, or to become friends with benefits.
I'm not sure if it's because older women are seen as more interesting or self-assured, or (as I suspect) because men watch too many X-rated films centered on the younger man/older woman trope. Another downside is that when I match with someone, we are freed from face-to-face communication, which isn't always good.
If you're among them, then perhaps it's time to count yourself lucky: you happen to be in very good company!
Especially for women who are middle-aged and older, it feels nice to be 'seen' at a time when society tells you that you are becoming "invisible" unless you look like Jennifer Lopez or Cindy Crawford.
I've also learned there men actually interested in dating.
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One man went from asking me about spelunking to suggesting we would make beautiful babies.