Dating an older man set in his ways
If things work out, and you start dating, take some time to make sure your interests line up.
Don't let age get in the way of a happy relationship.
I knew he still grieved for his wife, and missed her every day. They were When you think about it, most people have some sort of standard repetoire of activities, even if their exact schedules can vary.
Indeed, it's probably quite necessary to have some sort of routine in order to function.
I've been thinking about this because I just got back from a cross-country trip in which many of my usual routines were disrupted.Only then am I ready to settle comfortably and happily into my work and all the rest. I didn't bring a laptop because I was trying to fit everything into carry-on's, and I wasn't going to get up any earlier than I already had to in order to access the public computer at the hotel.I don't mean to imply that any of what I experienced amounted to a hardship. Plus, I'm grateful to have been invited to the meeting; it was a valuable and enlightening experience. He followed her lead while she was well, going wherever she wanted whenever she wanted, as often as she wanted.My point is simply this: What's so bad about having a routine and liking it? One of my uncles was bereft at first when his wife died. I remember asking him, sometime into his widowhood, how he was doing.The two of them were married for a lifetime and did everything together. He began to describe his day - how he'd take his time making breakfast, reading the paper, and making his way through the rest of the day on his own schedule.