11/19/2012 08:22 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2012

Dating Over 50: 50 Things I've Learned About Women Now That I'm 50

Men who have been around the block for more than half a century have learned a thing or two about the fairer sex.

A few good men shared the lessons they've learned about women after years of friendships, dates, marriages and divorces. Their advice ranged from the cheeky -- "They don't like football as much as they said when I was 40," said actor Alan Thicke -- to the endearing: "There's no secret to a successful marriage," Sting told Esquire magazine. "I love my wife. More important than that, I really like her."

What else have they learned? Check out the slideshow below for 50 things some of our favorite men have learned about women now that they're 50 and older. Tell us what you've learned about women after 50+ years in the comments section.

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