Dating for divorcees uk

In short, our generation is more prepared to approach our last few decades with a new set of priorities - albeit sometimes unprepared for the problems that can accompany them.Judy Hollis's story is not untypical of the dozens of women I've talked to about divorce and dating.And if the menopause proves tricky to navigate, there's always HRT to help us through.The Noughties was the decade in which women, for the first time, could say I'm Fifty And Fabulous or Sixty And Sensational and it was a genuine feeling, rather than just empty words.She explains: 'I'd never even slept with anyone other than my husband, and suddenly I found myself using sex with men to make me feel better about myself.' Judy joined a couple of internet dating sites and found it surprisingly easy to meet men in their 40s and 50s who wanted no-strings flings.

'I thought I was fine with what had happened, but a few days later all I could think about was that I'd slept with someone other than my husband.And then, three months on, she did something completely unexpected and out of character: she started sleeping with other men.Like many newly divorced women I've spoken to, it wasn't that she'd developed a voracious appetite for dating, but that in doing so she found an effective distraction from the pain of divorce.In fact, she's 51 and the educated, successful director of a blue-chip company - with a 21-year-old daughter.Her story is an illustration in microcosm of why sexually transmitted diseases among the over-45s are on the increase.