Have you noticed lately that more and more couplesin their 40's, 50's & 60's are getting a divorce? Sadly, marriages are keeling over like ninepins, but now it's the women who are instigatingthe separation. And, it's not because she has someone in the wings just waiting to keep her warm at night. Greater economic independence and the fact that 50 no longer spells the end of the road for women are just two of the reasons for the ever- spiraling divorce rate among older couples.
For better or for worse, Real Cougars are the first generation of women to turn traditional ideas of middle age on their head. We're back in the work force, and with more money and knowing that we can take care of ourselves financially, we are making very different decisions. We are choosing where we want to be not where we believe we have to be.
If a woman's financial position is no longer a barrier to her moving on from an unhappy marriage, neither does age seem to hold us back from trying our luck romantically.We look better - and feel younger - than ever before. Whether it's with the help of a nip and tuck or Botox, or less drastically a sensible diet and exercise regime, we can still turn heads well into our 50's and 60's.
Our generation is more more prepared to approach our last few decades with a new set of priorities - albeit sometimes unprepared for the problems that can accompany them.
We need to approach our next act intelligently. Before moving into the dating arena it's important to spend some quality time with ourselves deciding what we want most going forward. We also have to pay a visit to our doctors to get an education on STD's. Things have changed a lot since we were out on the dating scene so it's important to be prepared for all situations.