Dating after 40 advice
Women disliked men who were rude to waiters, or showed no aptitude for the art of conversation.Yet the Radio 4 programme made no reference to the thousands of people for whom dates are like needles in haystacks."I want women to feel they're desirable and hot," says Paula, who is 51 but looks younger."It's all about giving hope to women who feel they're on the scrap heap." With this in mind, one-to-one sessions are set up in the tea rooms of the capital's top hotels."They've done well in their careers and they've lost touch with their femininity.But men prefer women who are not confrontational or loud – and who have a soft lilt to their voice." No doubt she's right, but such contrived stratagems go against a certain Anglo Saxon straightforwardness – and there's something uncomfortably Stepford about all that grooming and pearly dentistry.
Former corporate high-flier Paula Rosdol, a London-based American, specialises in helping women in midlife and beyond relaunch themselves onto the dating scene.
''You've got to look at yourself as a product," she says, tucking one impeccably smooth leg under the other.
"You're competing in a very crowded marketplace full of other single women.
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