What Do Men in Their 50s Want in a Woman? We'll Tell You

George Clooney astonished in a scene from Money Monster
Money Monster via TriStar Pictures

Be you!

7 Things Men in Their 50s Want in a Woman

When we think about what men want, we assume they all want one thing—sex.

That isn't always the case, especially with men in their 50s. As they've aged into a fine wine, what they desire in a relationship sees a shift. They're not as interested in flings or one-night stands, placing more of a focus on finding the real thing.

They do want a few more specific things in a woman, though. If you're not sure what that is, consider yourself lucky. We've figured out exactly (or, as close to exactly as we can get) what men in their 50s seek in a woman.

Read through the article now to discover what men want!

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

1. A Woman Who's Relationship-Minded

Men in their 50s aren't particularly looking for fun, they want the real thing. At this point, they're hoping whoever they're dating is in it for the long haul. No more flings for them, they're (finally) ready to commit. If you aren't, a man in his 50s won't want to hear that. Though that doesn't mean you shouldn't date a man in his 50s if you don't want to settle down. They can always be persuaded.

2. A Woman Who Is Fun

Dating site Zoosk asked men in their 50s what they wanted in a woman. Most of them responded with the word fun. Take that as you will, though we assume it means a woman who isn't afraid to live life and venture outside the comfort of her home. If you prefer to stay in all day, you might need to push your boundaries a bit.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

3. A Woman Who Is Honest

In that same survey from Zoosk, men also responded that they wanted a woman who was honest. You don't need to tell the truth 100 percent of the time, seeing as we're all human and tell harmless white lies from time to time, but you should be fairly honest. This should be in regards to what you want in your relationship and who you are. Don't try to lie your way into someone's heart, because that never works.

4. A Woman Who Pushes Them to Be Their Best

Don't we all want someone like that? It's important you're paired with someone who pushes you to succeed and be the very best version of yourself day in and day out. If a man in his 50s notices that you won't be able to do that, he'll let you down easy.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

5. A Woman Who's Intelligent

Though intelligence is really relative and even men who think they're bright aren't in the slightest, men in their 50s want a woman who is intelligent. They want someone they can have deep conversations with at 2 a.m., not those who only want to talk about trivial matters. We'd say brush up on your trivia, but we all know women are superior in intellect to men anyway. Yes, that was a dig.

6. A Woman Who's Loving

The older a man gets, the more he wants a partner who is loving. Sarcasm won't fly with these types of gentlemen, so you might need to reign it in a bit. All snarkiness aside, a man in his 50s wants a partner who will love him openly and genuinely. Don't be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve, for they will appreciate that more than you know.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

7. A Woman Who Will Make Them Happy

Everyone wants to be happy in a relationship, even men in their 50s. What they're really looking for is someone who'll boost their mood, even on their worst days. Of course, this works both ways. They have to make you happy, too. One person isn't there to service the other. You have to work together.

We Want to Hear From You

Are these things you thought men in their 50s wanted in a woman? Did any of them surprise or shock you?

Tweet us @womendotcom or message us on Facebook to let us know!