Pros and cons of dating an older woman
Many of these women were forced into this role by the death of their husbands or by divorce, while others are the sole support of elderly parents. Hundreds of thousands of young women who have left their homes and moved to the big city in search of work and a husband have found only the work.
What complicates the problems of the more than 21,000,000 women without men is that they outnumber their unattached male counterparts by 3,696,000.
In general, the married women are dissatisfied with their marriages.
This means that a little more than one third of the 62,827,000 women in the United States are getting along without steady male companionship. Many unattached women of “nice” background are as much drawn to sexual relations with men as married women are, or perhaps more so; relentlessly, they go about most of their lives trying to find sexual fulfillment. Although it is a world-wide and historic conviction that every woman wants to be married, a great many do not want marriage.
Consciously or unconsciously, many of them spend a lifetime resisting it. Today, one out of every ten families in the United States is headed by a woman.
One 45-year-old widow mourns, “This winter I went on a 14-day cruise to the West Indies. Eighty single women, and only ten men—one of them 17, another 70.” ...
Some single women—and of course many married women—recognize their problems and realize that they need professional help to solve them.
I feel strange and alien here; I think I’ll go home and find an American husband again. ” More typical is the complaint of a pretty 25-year-old secretary who moved to New York City a year ago: “There’s nothing I haven’t done to meet men since I came here.