Now, as we reach our 50s and 60s, the situation is somewhat more complicated.
To get a view into the male mind after 60, I sat down with dating coach, Lisa Copeland for a quick chat.
It was collected several times in England in the early 20th century with a variety of lyrics.
In 1948 it was included by Pete Seeger and Ruth Crawford in their American Folk Songs for Children and recorded by Seeger in 1953.
Lisa Copeland is a fabulous woman, with a passion for helping women to find quality men.
After all, for most of our lives, men were simple creatures.
According to Lisa, single men over 60 want women who are in touch with their feminine side. Lisa mentions that this is often the case, but, not for the reasons that many of us assume.
Men are not always looking for a younger body to cuddle up next to.
More important is that fact that younger women are more willing to show their feminine side to win a man’s heart.
Of course, they don’t have our experience, or our battle scars for that matter, but, this is beside the point. Or, you may decide that she is right, but, that finding a partner is just not worth the trouble.
Lisa argues that, if we can connect with our feminine side, we can find a quality man, regardless of who we are competing with. But, I promise you that her opinions come from interactions with 100s of older women, just like you.