Dating middle aged men

09 Aug

A 2012 Samaritans report labelled them the buffer generation, sandwiched between two sets of ideals.

Older men are more likely to express austere, silent, stoic forms of masculinity.

The average age for divorce is 45, with middle-aged men more likely to live alone than ever before.

Like many men, they turned to externalising behaviours such as expressing anger and abusing booze and drugs to cope.

There are costs to this, of course, but older generations also grew up with greater male privilege and access to more male-centric spaces such as working men’s clubs, pubs and trade unions which validated masculinity.

There is a long way to go before we can claim young men grow up in a progressive, emotionally open environment.

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