Dating divorced men over 50

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‘Better still are those divorcees who have worked out ways in which they might have avoided the divorce courts,’ says Knowles.

It’s a well-told myth: that a woman over a certain age has a better chance of getting struck by lightning than finding a mate.

Qualities that make divorcees more eligible in the eyes of a Puma include greater relationship experience, the likelihood they will be more sensitive to their partner’s needs, and that they have demonstrated serious commitment in the past.

Sceptics would argue a Pumas’ outlook is more one of hope over experience, as while these men have proved their willingness to walk up the aisle, they have failed to make marriages work and often come with a lot of baggage.

‘It crosses my mind that if a previous marriage failed it might not work out with me, but you have to look at the reasons behind a divorce and learn from them.

Dr Alistair Ross, a chartered psychologist specialising in inter-personal relationships at London’s King’s College, says that some divorcees can be more wary of committing than those who have never married.

In fact we’ve noticed more and more female members telling us they want a man with experience, be it a divorced man or someone older.’High-profile Pumas include Brian Ferry’s second wife Amanda Sheppard, who, at 29, is 36 years his junior, and Paul Mc Cartney’s third wife Nancy Shevell, who is 51 —17 years younger than the former Beatle.

Sabine has never been happier in a relationship and hopes she and Steve — who has a 21-year-old son from his first marriage and a two-year-old boy from his third — will one day marry and have children of their own.‘Steve’s friends call him “Lord of the Rings” because he’s been married so often and have warned him off rushing into another wedding,’ laughs Sabine.

He wanted to get to know me and see me for who I am.

The couple’s relationship is, however, not without its complications.

Steve’s younger son lives with his ex-wife and her new partner in Singapore, which means lengthy trips several times a year to visit him.

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If I wanted to buy someone or myself a gift, I did. And what my grandmother says about love is true: What doesn’t happen in years, happens in minutes.”It’s a well-told myth: that a woman over a certain age has a better chance of getting struck by lightning than finding a mate.

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