Especially for women who are middle-aged and older, it feels nice to be 'seen' at a time when society tells you that you are becoming "invisible" unless you look like Jennifer Lopez or Cindy Crawford.
Although my ex-husband and I co-parent our now 12-year old son, my son spends 75% of his time at my home.
However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date I've learned a lot about using a dating app.
There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.
Sixty-something sexologist Joan Price, for one, endorses "gray hookups," but with a couple of strong caveats: The people involved must be emotionally capable of handling their status as noncommitted bed partners, and they must protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases.
In a national study conducted in 2012, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion found sex partners over 50 twice as likely to use a condom when they regarded a sexual encounter as casual rather than as part of an ongoing relationship.