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What I can't get my head around is the huge number for whom sex is the only objective.In an age when rising divorce rates have thrust millions of middle-aged men and women back into the dating game, it's an issue facing more and more women like me.For the first time, women were free to experiment and to learn in the bedroom.
Dating coach Jo Hemmings says the reason for the change in behaviour - from searching for a partner to searching just for sex - is simple: men have the upper hand in dating.It's always a risk when using an online dating service to discover that your date has been rather 'creative' with their profile photograph, but in this case he looked even better than I expected.We hit it off instantly, and he took me for lunch to a restaurant where conversation was easy and the food good.While I am looking for love, I am not so foolish as to expect to find it with the first man I meet. Other single friends assure me that this is not the case and I am not alone.I would, however, like to establish some mutual interest areas and know more about these confident chaps with their tailored suits and impeccable manners before we get to the bedroom. Seema, a 49-year-old civil servant, has found that the fashion among younger people for partners with whom one has a physical rather than a romantic relationship has had a 'trickle up' effect, whether you meet a man through the internet or not.It's common on girls' nights out for us to joke about the prostate problems that affect erectile function, the creaky hip joints that require greater inventiveness in the bedroom, the changes in stamina that impact on the most intimate of moments.Might it be that men over 40 approach love and sex like the proverbial bull in a china shop, deliberately inviting rejection because it is less emasculating than behaving traditionally and risking humiliation further down the line? The politically correct men who regularly describe themselves as 'emotionally intelligent' also find ways of putting sex at the top of the agenda.'The next day, I got an email asking if he could stay over.When I said I was not yet sure how well we were suited, I never heard from him again.Afterwards I got the local tour in his silver Porsche Boxster, and we stopped to walk hand-in-hand through the grounds of a stately home where families were picnicking on the grass. At the end of the afternoon he dropped me back at the station.Kissing each other goodbye, we both agreed it had been a splendid first date.