Dear Abby: Why do I go for younger girlfriends? It’s not what that unhappy woman thinks.

DEAR ABBY: I have something to say about “Still Fun in the South” and her complaint that single middle-aged men only look for younger women, instead of women their age.

Jeanne Phillips 

I am a 53-year-old widower. I have a six-figure income. I’m smart, healthy, easygoing and have a good life with many hobbies and interests.

On multiple dating apps, I have swiped right on dozens of women my age. My main criteria were that they weren’t fanatically religious or rabidly political. Would you like to know how many swipe-rights I received in return? Not one!

I feel middle-aged women are far more picky than their younger counterparts, which is why I’m currently in a relationship with a woman in her mid-30s. I don’t pursue younger women — they pursue me,  while the women around my age couldn’t be bothered.

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I realize my dating experience is anecdotal, and there are extenuating circumstances (COVID), but I don’t like being lumped into a category and complained about as if middle-aged women share none of the responsibility.

I want to tell “Still Fun” that if she wants a relationship with someone her age, she needs to be a little less judgmental and picky and give those middle-aged men who actually show an interest a chance. She might find there’s more to them than appears in a dating profile.

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DEAR SEASONED: The responders to “Still Fun’s” letter pointed out the advantages and disadvantages of dating people younger, older and the same age. But the common denominator for successful dating, according

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