My friend and I were sharing a hotel room at a weeklong business conference.
After a day of dry lectures and an evening of happy hours and conference socializing, we were tired, a bit tipsy, and slightly giddy.
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.
As we sipped wine and gazed out at the hotel's infinity pool and the lights of the city, we talked about how nice it would be have to have a date with us.
Naturally, the topic turned to men and the atmosphere in the room began to resemble a slumber party. We sat side by side, swiping right and left, exclaiming with glee when we matched with someone. I had tried (and still use) other dating applications but the pool of men I had been meeting began to feel limited.
Unfortunately, as two people with impossibly tight and busy schedules, we weren't able to (or perhaps were unwilling or frightened) to carve out enough time in our schedules to really give the relationship a chance.
I've also been on several first dates that didn't lead to second dates with other men I've met on Tinder.
Tinder's strength is that it easily tells you when there is a mutual attraction. For me, the benefits of using a dating app far outweigh its drawbacks.
And rather than wishing on a star, I will take matters into my own hands, swiping right towards my next romance.Despite what you might have heard, a 40-plus woman doesn't need special strategies or tricks to date for marriage.What worked at 25 is what will work at 35, 45, 55 and beyond — you just need to remember that you truly are a catch!However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date genuinely care about someone without falling madly in love with them.In other words, Tinder is perfect for someone like me. There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.While I've had my share of ridiculous, pointless come-ons, I've also met men interested in real dating.