As someone who’d never been proposed to, it felt nice!It’s tricky when you bring children into a marriage, but his 10-year-old and my 14-year old have a sweet relationship.” Her advice: “We all tend to repeat relationships.Ballroom dancing is a wonderful way to meet people.Bars, in my experience, aren’t the place to meet someone.”, incomplete without a man.I kept saying to myself, ‘You just never know.’ Nine months into Match (and after dates with 10 to 15 other guys), Rod messaged me. He wasn’t like the typical guys I met—not phoney or ‘hey, look at me.’ We’re different religions, but our values are the same.
Then, he came to my house and tried to teach me to play guitar. I moved in with him six months after we met, and he got down on his knee right after.” Her advice: “At a church group, a woman older than me who’d never married said she was inspired by me and asked me what to do. So I just lived my life and left the rest to the universe.” How it happened: “My ex and I never married during our 16-year relationship, but we had a daughter.You shouldn’t have to settle for anyone.”How it happened: “When I was younger, I thought I'd be married by my 20s.As I got older, I started to realize it doesn't happen for everyone that way and marriage isn’t going to make you a better person or fix any problems.If your issues are the same every breakup, address any hurt, anger or trust issues in yourself, and look for patterns. People have unfinished business, and it can get in the way of an amazing relationship. I felt really good about where I was when I met Alan.”How it happened: “My best friend met her fiancé online and convinced me to try online dating when I was 47.I was skeptical, but gave a try—if only to find a date for her wedding.It took a couple of months for us to get more serious.We got engaged on a hike up that same mountain, and it rained again.We planned to hike a mountain for our first date, but it was pouring rain.I opened the door, took one look at him and said, 'I'll get my rain coat.' There was chemistry, but more importantly, a beautiful connection.He has three kids, and I didn’t want to force myself into the family, so we waited a while to get married.” Her advice: “You can’t live for others’ expectations.Make your single life as exciting as possible: Take risks, have fun, see the world and pamper yourself. In my 40s I thought, ‘I’m going be single for the rest of my life.’ But when I was 50, a mutual friend asked if I’d like to meet David.