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Love Over 50: 20 Traits Boomer Women Want In Their Next Lover

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Life is a work in progress, isn't it? We learn from our experiences and hopefully, in the later rounds, know which punches to pull. With this in mind, we asked our post-50 women friends what traits they wanted in their next lover. How many are on your list?

Laughs at my jokes.

Makes me laugh.

Thinks my dog is cute, even when she wets her muzzle in the water dish and bee-lines for his groin.

Doesn't try to boss my kids around.

Gets why I cry when I hear "Sunrise, Sunset."

Knows "Do these jeans make my butt look big?" is a trick question.

Talks to my eyes, not my boobs.

Would never suggest I should exercise more.

Responds with "You color your hair?" every time I say I'm going to have it colored. Every time.

Never listens to Rush Limbaugh. Ever.

Listens to Howard Stern, but knows not to quote him.

Makes me feel loved, but not owned.

Baby talks to the dog when no one is home (the dog confirms it).

Understands plumbing, both mine and the sink's.

Assumes he is meeting my plane at the airport.

Always drives, always pays and never brings up doing either.

Wants to show me places that he thinks I'll love and more than half of them aren't sports stadiums.

Would rather hang out with me than the guys, but knows that I'll miss him more if he goes.

Knows that real men volunteer.

Isn't a bystander in life.

What are you looking for in your post50 partner? Comment below!

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