“When I go out with other moms, they want to hear about my dating life. ” WHO MAKES UP the ranks of the eligible in Arlington, Falls Church and Mc Lean?A quick search of the major dating sites for profiles of local men over 45 reveals a shocking number of them posing bare-chested, or holding beer or fish.I'll guide you through what to wear, which poses will be most flattering and natural, and I can even have a panel of experts review your final images to recommend their favorites.Growing up in Arlington, Megan Donnelly never imagined she would one day be a divorced mother, navigating the singles scene here in her 40s.“Sincere” is a common refrain in their descriptions of the ideal man. A few men insist they only want to date women who wear a size 6, and several women say they only want to date men who are significantly taller, so they can wear kick-ass heels.And after a while, the photos and profiles all tend to blend together, like résumés for coveted jobs and college applications for Ivy League universities.
Nevertheless, the numbers should be somewhat encouraging for the uncoupled, in that 55 percent of all Arlington adults are not married. “I’m happy enough with who I am, what I do and being active.But that’s the reality she entered when her marriage broke up eight years ago.She’s since dipped her toe into the dating pool, but is not impressed: “I had coffee with someone I met on and we were discussing health, fitness, etc.,” she says.I mean, we can never share a slice of cheesecake or a bottle of wine?” Finding men with compatible interests (and tastes) hasn’t been easy for Donnelly, a dental hygienist.