Dating other men


There are a number of popular online gay dating sites to choose from, whether you're looking for a casual encounter or a boyfriend.Each has its own reputation, and as they say: Reputation is everything.And so what if he doesn't immediately strike you as hot and sexy?

"Within the gay community, negative stereotypes reinforce the belief that gay relationships are based solely on physical attraction, and that once youth starts to fade, we are unlikely to have any real or lasting relationships," says Rik Isensee, author of Are You Ready? And remember that the most important characteristics — loyalty, humor, intelligence and compassion — are ageless.

If you think you're too old for love or you stopped believing that you can find someone to love who'll love you back, think again. Focus on what you've gained — rich experiences, accomplishments, survivor skills and wisdom.

Especially at this stage of life, why would you want a relationship that doesn't bring you happiness?

I can think of something far worse than being single, gay and older. Dave Singleton works for AARP Publications and has written two books and numerous columns on dating and relationships.

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