Probably few hetero males don't appreciate an eyeful of a good-looking 20-year-old woman, but at what approximate age, if any, do women stop being secret-ogle worthy?
Maybe a mechanics class or something - maybe audit some classes and see where all the guys are. I recently ran into a woman I had sex with in college, and I was surprised to realize that she must be in her early 60s by now.
If I were single and she were willing, I'd still have sex with her.
I know there's a lot that goes into the mix--personality, zest for living, confidence, etc., and maybe I'm warped by my few experiences. I've dated women 10 years younger (when I was 35) and 10 years older (when I was 40). Personality, positivism, humor, attitude, and enthusiasm matter much more after that first 2 minutes. It's a nice place to meet people and get past that first 2 minutes.
But given a choice and all else being equal, wouldn't most men over, say, 40, prefer dating women who are substantially younger? It's also a way to "meet men" without being in a place to "meet men" (like a bar). I am at the age where, for health reasons, I don't need a woman unless she is a nurse but when I was 40ish I lived several years with a woman who was 60ish and found nothing about her unattractive that was age related.
I'm 54, and here's my take: If you aren't ugly, then the only thing left is, how do/will you look naked.
The only thing I can think of negative in a non-ugly woman past the age of 40 is the word 'sag.' If you aren't ugly, and the thingies don't sag, then, you are pretty high up the ol' number scale.
I'm in my early 30s, and I've seen women in their 60s who I wouldn't mind a roll in the hay with (if I weren't married).
Of course starting a relationship is different than that - obviously you aren't starting a second family with a woman in her 50s, and there are guys that are after that..
I don't know where men my age are...probably home window shopping on OLD.
You're right about the ballroom dancing classes - always overloaded with women, never enough guys.
It pisses me off to no end when I sign up with my husband, then I spend half of every class standing and watching because of the partner-switching.