The good news is, anxiety about sex usually goes away after meeting someone you really trust. Falling madly in love at an older age is almost a feeling of disbelief, accompanied by immense gratitude and a sense of peace that this is where you truly belong.Reasons include insecurities that come both with past relationship experiences and aging.Getting naked with someone new isn't taken as lightly as it might have been when we were young and untainted. Ask anyone over the age of 40 and divorced with kids why they are dating, and he or she will probably answer "companionship," "friendship," "fun" or "something to do." That's why I think it's funny that I can't count the number of divorced men and women who say they unexpectedly met "the one" and that they felt the same intense excitement and passion (maybe even a stronger connection) than they had in the past.Online dating sites have become a primary way men and women meet and find love, and dating apps like Tinder, JSwipe and Bumble are exploding, as they offer a chance to meet someone you find attractive, who happens to be in your vicinity at that very moment.I am amazed at how many people I see sitting at bars swiping!If you think about it, despite the fact that all this technology is widely accepted by young people, it truly makes sense for older, single parents. One, it helps us manage our limited time in juggling kids, work and our social lives, and two, it is key in maintaining privacy.No one wants their kids listening in on their personal conversations, right?
Another big difference in dating as a middle-aged person versus as a youngster is physical intimacy.It isn't uncommon for men and women to initially have anxiety about sleeping with someone new after a divorce.