4. You can trust boomer women with your life
Nearly every boomer woman I've dated for more than one night has confessed "reporting back to base" — that is, to her tight-knit web of female friends — on the success of our outings. Never underestimate the crucial role this backstopping plays in a woman's life. The trust and emotional-intimacy skills that a woman develops via her female friendships often prove transferable to her relationship with a guy. I wish every boomer guy could experience how sweet it is to be involved with a woman who's not just your lover but also your best friend.
5. Boomer women can afford to be selective
Advances in earning power have freed boomer women from worrying about a man's net worth. Most guys see this as a great leap forward: We needn't "save" a woman to win her heart, while she can choose a man from love, not economic necessity.
6. Time is on their side
Both parties must invest time in a relationship if it is to thrive. That commodity is scarce to nonexistent in a woman's child-rearing years, but it tends to reappear once she has successfully fledged her children. That means she (finally!) has the time required to devote to a relationship — and to you.
Ken Solin writes about dating for AARP.
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