Could you tell us about some of the misconceptions that we might have about the dating game right now?What is preventing us from experiencing successful dating? Lisa: I think misconception number one is that women think they know how to date.We just have to come into the natural female role that we’ve forgotten how to do, which is getting into a partnership with a man and letting them help us. Lisa: One of the biggest problems we have developed because we were taught to give, to nurture. Margaret: What you said about feminine power really is an interesting point.
It could also be finding ourselves on our own after 60. She specializes in women over 50, and she writes for the Huffington Post. She has been through on online dating journey and several divorces and is perfectly qualified to discuss this subject. Women’s lib and independence happened within that time frame, allowing us to do things for ourselves.
You say that we have to let go of some of our control and, instead, place our feminine side on the front line.
I’ve heard a lot of women say, “I may appear to be very strong and aggressive, but actually I do want to be looked after and nurtured.” Based on your advice, women must let their true selves come out to make that partnership connection. If you can find your true femininity, you should let it out.
We just need a little advice on how to get started. This is the place where women over 60 come to be inspired. Margaret: Tell us about your journey to becoming a dating coach. I was in my 40’s then, surrounded with friends who didn’t know single people. It was crazy because I did some of the dumbest things ever. I thought they were romantic but were not the right things to say. I did end up in a relationship with a man I met online. As he walked out the door, he said to me, “Lisa, you don’t know how to let a man be a man.” I thought, “He’s crazy, I get along with men really well,” and I just blew off the comment. However, it turned out to be so strong that it was only a physical chemistry. Lisa: I came out of that divorce, feeling like I really failed. I’ve been divorced twice.” If you really listen to people, you’ll learn that many of them have been divorced twice or more. There is something that has been on my mind since I interviewed Suzanne Bron-Levine a few weeks ago.
My guest on today’s episode of the Sixty and Me Show is dating coach, Lisa Copeland. One of the things we care about in the community is our independence. Men weren’t asking me out on second dates and I didn’t understand why. Then, after a pause I took to heal, I went back online. She is the first editor of Miss Magazine and has been women’s advocate throughout the last six decades.