You are grownup and you understand how important it is to be empathetic. They want love, companionship, romance and commitment and are doing their best to navigate the rocky shores of dating over 40.
It's been a year and I can't bring myself to date, you know how do you approach that conversation? You are the same age as my significant other of 14 years ( I am 45 and wear dentures). I was so self conscious about my natural teeth (or lack thereof) that I hated to smile. I think that if someone is that judgmental, they are not worth your time or you affections. My teeth were awful before and my husband is glad to see me smile again.The absolute thought of trying to date a non denture wearer and them being openminded enough to accept that about you, or are they going to think that it is well...grouse. And i hope i brought a smile to all our healing faces.I am 52 years old, tall and thin and dont consider myself unattractive... There actually are dating sites for seniors...not toothless seniors. The way I look at it is this..someone thinks its gross or doesn't want to date you cuz you wear dentures then they are noy worth my time. And I am glad your dentures make you feel less "unattractive". My teeth got so bad I finally relented to upper dentures at 44.These women have been emotionally abused, disappointed, betrayed and they are just so hard-wired to not get hurt again. By setting unattainable standards (fantasy man) they ensure they will never again let somebody close enough to them to hurt them again.But then, I only took one psych course in college……I like to keep things simple.