We're the generation that changed the politico-socio-sexual attitudes of the entire free world in the sixties, so smoothing out our dating behavior would seem easy in comparison.
Finger pointing won't help because we're all flawed.
Wounded Souls Women express strong feelings about not wanting to date deeply wounded men.
My decades of experience working with men in groups suggest that a man's issues don't necessarily preclude him from holding up his end in a relationship. A woman has the right to expect a wounded guy to have done some amount of healing work prior to dating.
Relationships require work, just like everything else worthwhile in life.
I urge women to look deeper into a man and his qualities before deciding he's too wounded to date. I can't recall a boomer guy who ever gave up dating.
It's a bait and switch, and begs the question, what else isn't she being truthful about?
Photos more than a year old belong in a drawer, not in a dating profile.
In truth, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a boomer man or woman without any issues, which is why new relationships need to increase trust through evolved emotional dialogue.
While I'm curious what women and other men think are the reasons for the gap, I consider the notions that boomer men date just for sex, or because they can't be alone, overly simplistic.
While these may apply to some men, I don't believe they're true for most.
I worked on my trust issues with my men friends who'd worked through theirs, and I was up front about them when I met my partner.
Rather than judge or reject me, she encouraged me to let them go as our relationship developed.
Disclaimer: Since the last article focused on men's dating behavior, men suggested I write what they encounter dating boomer women.