As single lesbians and queer women get older, there is often a concern about whether or not they are going to be able to meet older lesbians – other women their age. Someone asked me the other day, “I’m worried all of the women on your new dating site will be too young.” I smiled, knowingly. Yes, we do have plenty of younger women, but the core of our audience is women over 40, and we have a good number over 60.
Perhaps this is because we’re over 40. Or perhaps it’s because once women get to be over 40, they are mostly done with making the same relationship mistakes over and over again. They are looking for ways to learn new skills that they can take into their relationships. Many women hope to find that “last love,” and others just want to make sure that whatever relationships they enter into are healthy and happy. (Of course, we’re thrilled at all of the younger women who find us, too!)
Another concern we hear frequently is from women who are very active in their older years looking for other women who are also very active. We heard this concern so frequently that it was yet another reason to do this site – we wanted you to find each other!
Of course, you don’t have to go online, here or elsewhere to meet older lesbians. You can get involved in over 40s or over 50s lesbian meetups – many metropolitan areas have them. And make sure to talk with your friends, who are likely around your age – let them know you’re looking.
What’s most important is that you know that if you are a woman in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 80s and up, there are other women your age looking for you! And you are always welcome here, no matter how old you are.