"A seasoned woman is spicy," writes Gail Sheehy, the over-50-and-proud author of Passages and founder of the Seasoned Women's Network online. To find out, we asked Web MD readers, as well as a doctor (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom); a clinical psychologist (Nancy O'Reilly, Psy D); and a retirement lifestyle specialist (Cynthia Barnett, Ed D).
She is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life, despite failures and false starts." What do other women think is the best thing about turning 50? We don't sweat the little things any more -- and we've learned that darn near everything is a little thing! The woman over 50 makes her relationship with herself No.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
She's learned to let them go and stopped worrying about them.
I think it's because once you hit 50, you don't care. They realize it's OK not to have a date everywhere you go.
Mitchell (Fabulous After 50 and Sensational After 60) and Jane Ganahl (Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife) had to say about women aging, then sprinkled in a few observations from 60 Minutes' crusty humorist Andy Rooney. I read somewhere that more women in their 40s get plastic surgery than in their 50s. In their 50s, women realize they don't have to have a mate. Those 20-somethings with their perfect bodies, looking at yours with pity, will someday have their own cellulite to contend with. You can search the world, since you have international access via the Internet.And you can meet people without fear of commitment.