At 51 years old and single, I am part of a growing group. And this is the best age yet for flying solo

Hmmm…silver singles.

I think the writer has a pretty good point, in that, it’s a joy to focus on what I want to do now that I am 60. While I am pretty happily single, without children by utterly happy choice, I do have to work. Fortunately, I love a lot of aspects of my work. Before this, I was an entrepreneur for many years, with all of the freedom and cost of that lifestyle. I know how amazing it feels to create something out of nothing. But I wasn’t good at the consistently making money part of my busieness. So, I find myself without savings, and I am getting older.

But I’m also fortunate enough to be alive of online business, audience, teaching, sharing, etc. I decided to explore this world, to see what practical resources are helpful, test some ideas, and sharing my triumphs and travails with the other unconventional women in their 60s.


Being over 50 is not old, these days. I know fiftysomething women who are running marathons, starting businesses … I even met one recently who had just won her class in an Iron Man contest (basically a triathlon on steroids) for age 64-69. But there is a definite demographic shift going on when it comes to our relationships. New figures from the Office For National Statistics show that while the divorce rate continues to fall overall, the trend is not mirrored by the over-fifties. We are now the only group whose divorce rate is actually rising.

You will no longer get invited to dinner parties, but that’s OK because they are boring anyway They are calling us the ”silver singles”. It is not a term that I – nor, I suspect, anyone else not coupled-up in their fifties – is that keen on. It makes […]


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