Having a child is considered the single best indicator of financial collapse.

I wanted a family, but I didn’t want to be one of statistics.

Single women over 60 bear the scars of such battles and they are not ready to lay down their arms and be the housewives they always refused to be.

I abandoned my broken-down car, reduced my rent by sharing a one-bedroom apartment with three other women, and scarfed down free food during Happy Hour at our local bar (free appetizers with the purchase of a $2 draft).

I learned to be resourceful and to do whatever it took to survive.

One night, while working the graveyard shift at a donut shop and pouring coffee for a homeless woman, I realized that I was one paycheck away from being homeless myself. Motivated by fear of an uncertain future, I opened the Yellow Pages, called professional dog trainers and negotiated an unpaid apprenticeship. He was a construction worker, earning just $8 bucks an hour…) Anyway, by the time we had celebrated our second wedding anniversary, it was obvious that if our marriage was to survive, we needed to move away from his family.

Less than a year later, I was hired by my mentor, and I loved the work. Quite frankly, my in-laws thought that I should “wear the skirt” and demonstrate subordination to their son, and since I was a “strong-minded” woman, they were not supportive of our relationship.

They have dated girls in high school in their younger days. Men in their 60’s are a little backward compared to the women of the same age.

They are looking for a caring woman, not someone who is ready to start an argument over every single thing.

Of course, you may still find the love of your life even after 60 years.

The funny thing is that, as we mature, the dating rules tend to change and you must be able to make the necessary adaptations to win the game.

Along with these, there are some interesting characteristics of singles over 60 years.