1. He's mature.
Men age like a fine wine. It takes awhile, a long while in fact, for a man to mature. When a woman finally meets a "real" man, she's very very happy because she has waited so damn long for those sour boy grapes to mature into a luscious, velvety virile gentleman. The Nickelodeon Channel, UK (of course it had to be a children's channel to conduct this research, right?) found that men don't fully mature until they are 43-years-old, which turns out to be 11 years after women mature. So imagine how much more mature a man is, ladies, when he turns the big 5-0. He's ripe for the picking.
2. He's got gray hair.
50 Shades of Gray has never been hotter, or sexier, than on a man's head. Gray is all about being more distinguished, intelligent, dapper, and wiser (that's because he is!) than our younger male brethren. If there is any doubt about gray's hotness values, just take a quick glance at the current G Team: George Clooney, Jon Stewart, John Slattery, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Bridges, Barack Obama, to name just a few. Gray is the New Black.
3. He's better in bed.
A man 50 years and older is not in a hurry. He wants to please you, and takes great pleasure in making sure that happens. He also knows there is a lot more to do in the bedroom than just regular intercourse. A survey conducted by BJU International, as reported in Science Daily, found that men in their 50s are more satisfied in their sex lives than men in their 30s and 40s. Asked to rate their sex satisfaction on a scale of 0-4, men in their 50s rated their sexual satisfaction at 2.77, versus fellas in their 30s at 2.55 and those in their forties at 2.72. Yes, Mick Jagger, we can get satisfaction, and that's because, at the end of the night, we have satisfied partners to prove it.
4. He loves kids, but doesn't burden you with his own.
Most men in their 50s (including myself) have older children who are either in high school, college, or out in the working world. Because our kids are older, then, we aren't asking you to help us raise our kids. With that said, when it comes to kids, 50s Men understand, on a deep, fundamental level (if they are worth a damn, that is), that kids come before everything else in life, including ourselves. Most guys in their 50s, that I know, love kids. So, when you compare us to that Man/Boy in his 20s and 30s sporting a baseball hat and long shorts hanging ridiculously low off his body, who can barely wash his clothes, let alone change a diaper, is there really a choice on who you'd rather go out with? I didn't think so.
5. He makes date plans, and sticks to them.
How many times have you waited by your smartphone to get a text on where, and when, you were going on a date with a guy? That almost never happens with a guy in his 50s (and if it does, run away!). His work schedule is usually full, so he doesn't have time to constantly shift around the time and date of his dates. He wants something to look forward to, and when to look forward to it. He doesn't play by the grass is always greener set of rules by floating three or more tentative dates to wait until the very last minute before deciding which is the best one to take. Do you know why? He's got gray hair (see Reason #2 above).
6. He's physically fit.
Sure our knees creak a little more, and are backs are a tad stiffer, but if we take care of ourselves, which many of us do, we can be in just as good a shape as our male underlings in their 30s and 40s. Are we going to beat them in a straight-up Spartan Race, Cross Fit competition, or marathon? Nah. But can we look as good as they do when we finish the competition? Hell to the yes. If you have any doubts, take a moment and check out the Facebook page "Fit Guys Over 50." https://www.facebook.com/fitguysover50
7. He's financially stable.
Guys in their 50s have been in the workforce now for over 30 years. To put it another way, that's as long as a guy in his 30s has been alive. So, ladies, you don't have to worry if he's going to pick up the bill on the first date (see Reason #8 below), nor do you have to be concerned about his desire for you to be his next Sugar Momma. He has his own place to live, a car, credit cards, and a 401k plan. If he doesn't, run.
8. He knows he's gonna pay on the first date.
If a 50s Man asks you out on a date, he's going to pay. It's that simple. He asked you out. He pays. He knows that. How? When he was a boy, growing up in the 1960s, his parents taught him how to be a gentleman. In order to be a true gentleman, he learned to hold the door for a woman when she enters a restaurant, and when the bill comes, he grabs it, with relish. If there is a tug for the tab on the other side of the table, he pulls harder. She always lets go.
9. He's well traveled in the world.
There is nothing worse for a well-educated, well-traveled woman than to have a date with a man who has never been outside the area where he lives, or for that matter, the United States. To be a worldly guy, you have to travel the world. By the time a guy hits his 50s, he should have traveled the world, a lot! I, for one, have been to every continent, except Antarctica. A 50s Man who has done a safari in Kenya, or scuba dived The Great Barrier Reef, or rode motorcycles in the Sahara Desert just has a whole helluva lot going on over a guy who talks incessantly about his brand new Ford 150 pickup truck, complains about how Alex Rodriguez is bad for the Yankees, or asks you to watch his kids so he can play golf with his buddies this weekend (see Reason #4).
10. He doesn't want you to mother him.
A man in his 50s is not looking for a woman to mother him. We want to be with women who are our partners, not our parents. We want a woman who is independent, intelligent, fun, passionate, and compassionate. Yes, we love our moms -- all good men do. We just don't want you to be ours.
In the end, we're just looking for someone great to date, as are you, which you'll get when you say yes to a date with a 50s Man.