As a growing number of women continue to look for love over the age of 40, there are the same traditional complexities as well as new, more contemporary complications that they have to consider. Now that many women are financially independent and working full-time, the dating game has taken a different turn and the once well-defined ‘rules’ and protocols have changed as well. Many of us now question if we should offer to pay on a first date. Also, some women feel that certain men are threatened by their financial success, while others feel that they are being taken advantage of. Back in the day, this would have never been an issue. The man always paid. The woman was looking to become a wife and mother, and the man was the obvious breadwinner.

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