MuscleBadger saidRemember that many of the older men are partnered by now.
Men are like parking spaces: the ones near you are taken or handicapped and the available ones are really, really far away.
LOL! I love that analogy, and my partner laughed when I told him just now. And so therefore, as with any saying I like, I will steal it.
It's true lots of older men are partnered or in some kind of a relationship - I've been with someone or other for the better part of the last 12 years. But when one guy would leave (or in one case actually died) it didn't me long to find another.
Another issue that hit my generation was AIDS. It was almost like the aftermath of a war, where an entire male age group is decimated. So that older men are not only partnered, but many are simply missing, just not there.
And yet I haven't lacked for available guys my age. But then I made the decision to migrate to where all ages of gays are plentiful, to compensate for depleted numbers of available men due to whatever reason. To borrow MuscleBadger's analogy, finding few available spaces in one parking lot, I drove to a lot with many open spaces.