Dating older men has become fashionable
Here is a report on their lonely lives—and the reasons they do not marry.
The publication of Women Without Men, by Eleanor Harris, in the July 5 issue of LOOK brought an unusually heavy response from readers.
Today in the United States, there are 18,022,000 men without women.
Of the total, 14,768,000 are bachelors, 2,161,000 are widowers, and 1,093,000 are divorced.
He attends a party—or turns down the invitation—after deciding whether or not he will have a good time, and considers the possibility of meeting a girl he wants to marry as incidental.
And if a man attends church regularly, this is usually the result of family tradition or personal conviction—not because he knows that many men have met the women who became their wives at church or church socials. Even in the 1960’s, an unmarried man has one special advantage over a single woman.
Yet hundreds of thousands of unwed girls quit their jobs each year with the frank statement to personnel directors: “All the men here are already married.” An unmarried man makes a trip to a ski resort to ski, and if he meets an attractive woman on a ski slope, he regards that as an unexpected bonus. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.