Naturally, the topic turned to men and the atmosphere in the room began to resemble a slumber party. We sat side by side, swiping right and left, exclaiming with glee when we matched with someone. I had tried (and still use) other dating applications but the pool of men I had been meeting began to feel limited.
In my late 40s, I never thought I would turn to a "hook-up" app for romance. After my marriage of 12 years ended, I spent most of the past decade building a successful career that allowed me the time and flexibility I needed to raise my son and assembling a close-knit circle of friends.
I've also learned there men actually interested in dating.
On the one hand, my schedule automatically winnows the dating field – someone must I've met men on Tinder interested in both serious and casual relationships.
When he told me that he read women writers because he couldn't relate to them, I should have fled then and there.
I didn't and we dated for a few more months but parted ways once we determined we wanted different things from a relationship. We matched on Tinder and he immediately asked me to dinner.
Many women, including myself, spent most of their lives competing with men – at work, in social situations and even at home.
Now, as we reach our 60s, it’s difficult to put our swords down and just relax a bit. Lisa and I also discuss the perception that men only want to date younger women.
In our interview, I asked Lisa this question directly and she gave me a simple answer.