I asked a male friend who is divorced and over 40, his thoughts on that and he answered…
MOST guys don’t want a relationship anymore…once bitten, twice shy kinda thing. The mean-spirited, vindictive, and/or opportunistic seeds that were sown back when we were younger are now yielding a bumper crop of single, sad, and lonely older people…mostly women, it seems. Mind you…not ALL women are in that mode, but MANY are. And guys are now reverting back to when they were young
and single again…hang with the buds, laugh and have fun, no worries about hurt feelings or forgetting special days, and NO CHANCE of losing what they’ve worked hard to rebuild after losing most everything to the first bad relationship. I’m not trying to sound preachy,
just stating what I’ve heard and experienced myself. I call it the FEAR FACTOR. It’s sad, but it’s the truth for many guys.