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My beau was sophisticated, intelligent and exuded the allure that comes with a rarefied lifestyle.

We ate in restaurants that my male peers could neither afford nor be afforded a reservation; we enjoyed the best seats at the opera and luxuriated in first-class travel.

Moreover, to paraphrase Zsa Zsa Gabor, what good was something hard on your finger when your man has gone soft, even after a double dose of Viagra?

The relationship ended soon after he decided to retire from his law practice and spend his days pottering in the garden.

Feeling the loss of his own career, he belittled mine and attempted to end it, even deleting emails from my employers.

Her husband had already had five boys by his first wife, and wasn’t keen for more children. One Christmas, I received a Hussar’s uniform, complete with a sabre he wanted me to rattle.

As for the wealth and baubles so associated with an older man, the consolation of money soon becomes a false one. On one birthday, I was presented with a tin canary that sang O Sole Mio when you wound it up.

Prince Talleyrand, Napoleon’s foreign minister, who was catnip to women, fathered a child in his 60s.

Churchill was 66 when he became PM in 1940, and Ronald Reagan was almost 70 when he entered the White House.

I felt spoiled, adored and privileged by a man who bore a passing resemblance to George Clooney. An ‘afternoon nap’, that lovely euphemism for midday hanky-panky, became a real afternoon nap.

Meanwhile, the men my friends were becoming engaged to looked like Michael Gove. The city bustle I adored was pronounced ‘unhealthy.’ At weekends we drove to a desolate moor in order to fill his lungs with fresh air.

As part of this singleton trend, more women over 60 are looking to meet men in their age group – but dating is different after 60 than it was in our younger years.

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