Yeah, I may be older... but I'm not THAT flavor of "older."
> I work near Valley Forge, commute there from the Lehigh Valley, and have sons who live on Long Island, so my availability-territory isn't limited to just where I live; it's more of a broad swath of the eastern seaboard and inland a while. In other words: I may not live down the block, but I already drive a bunch, so location is somewhat irrelevant (though your mileage may vary -- literally). And FWIW, moving closer to Philadelphia is under serious consideration; my scenic mostly-rural commute is lovely and relaxing, but the daily epic journey is silly... and let's not even get into the sheer joy it is in winter weather.
> Wife 1.0: after eight years of on/off relationships, we finally married when we were 34... and I was widowed by age 35. I married her knowing she was ill; we had high hopes she'd beat the disease. However, the disease had other plans and took her out before we made it to one anniversary. That experience reshaped me in more ways than I can enumerate here.
> Wife 2.0: after 14+ years of relationship and 11+ years of marriage, she moved out (I was 49); it's a long story as to why, featuring two people who grew distant and the appearance in her life of Mr. Catalyst. I played single dad to our school-age sons for the next two years; at that point, we moved them to her place, primarily for a better educational experience. We divorced four years later (her idea and expense). Now, we're better friends than we were a decade ago, respect each other, and can even joke about our shared past.
> Those two now-adult sons are amazing young men, and I love 'em more than mere words can explain (though I try).
> Having two sons means I don't have much cash to play with, let alone survive. Child support, health coverage for them plus me, and both in college eats income like a starving dog who's found the kibble stash. By next year I may be negotiating with the cat for which one of us gets the first bite of her supper (though I have the advantage of opposable thumbs and superior skills with a can opener).