I'm really way too recently bereaved to go searching for a new "mate" ; but , having run across a "Personals" section in Yahoo , I was curious enough to post a profile and see what sorts of women were seeking mates, and what sorts of mates they were seeking.
(Note to family members: I am allowed to do this. Really !!)
Some of the women who posted photos were fairly attractive : quite capable of turning male heads , although in their early 60s.
A random sampling of four of these "prime candidates" showed certain commonalities:
All were divorced.
All were physically fit - and proud of it.
All four were politically "liberal" - (one rather stridently so.)
All were seeking younger men , with good education , no dependents , and an income of at least $ 100,000. per year.
Candidates had to meet certain height requirements , be physically trim, and be "able to keep up with" their prospective partners ...without the aid of prescription medicines. (Yes, there would be a test !)
They would also be expected to squire these ladies to the ballet, the opera , and to important fund-raising events . Trips abroad , sailing , and other such activities would,of course, be a given.
They would, in short be Trophy Husbands : carefully selected to set off milady's persona in a variety of settings.
(Note to family members: You really didn't have to laugh that hard at the notion of me becoming a Trophy Husband !)