I'm 55 and after an odd sequence of periods ( 3.5 weeks, 3 weeks, 2 weeks, 2 weeks) I have not had anything (except bronchitis) since. Last year when blood work was taken it was confirmed my hormones were declining, but not menopausal yet. I was Peri.
Never been married, never had children. I have diagnosis of some heart disease, together with my lifelong asthma.
Ok everyone, who wants to cheer me up and explain why my life isn't over.
Humor is most welcome!! Thanks everyone!!
I'm 55 too, been in menopause for over a year now, your life is not over yet! Though tbh I know how you feel! Be prepared for the menopause. One good thing is, it's great not having to put up with periods any more! But the menopause in my case is not pleasant. Constant hot flushes seem to be worst thing. Just try to enjoy the rest of your life, make the most of it and do all that you enjoy😁
My hair has been thinning out terribly for 2 months so tonight I gave myself a very cute short lob. I researched for make up and really smoked up my eyes. I'm actually feeling 55 and fabulous right now, but I don't know if men are attracted to short hair.
Do you like your new cut? If pleases you, and so does your new makeup your revived, improved mood will show, and that is attractive.
At least you may find yourself a bit more outgoing.
I'm 51 and just cut my hair short-shorter than I planned, but I actually feel less frumpy than I was feeling before.
In fact, I'm planning to color my hair purple. Myself, at home.(just a big chunky streak in front....)
I just surfed the web yesterday and found tons of pics and stories from older women who've done it and are super glad.
Check out photos of models and actresses with short hair if that will help you feel more confident about short hair.
Also, there are lots of women bloggers sharing their "over 50" experiences with new styles and self-confidence.
*I don't think your hairstyle or looks are the most important thing, tho, and I hope you don't stress a lot.
People date and get into relationships with people they like. Try volunteering in some area that interests you.
Go out with your new look and you'll meet new friends as well as men with similar interests.