I am a healthy, reasonably attractive and fit 50-year-old, single gentleman. I am often told I look like a man in his early 40s. I enjoy an excellent job and earn a comfortable income. I rarely date, but when I do, I seem to meet and date younger, attractive women. I have had no success with women near my age, and I have found many to be irritable and malcontents.
This greatly angers and offends my friends' wives, female co-workers, and my sisters and mother. I find I am the recipient of a lot of unsolicited advice and mean-spirited barbs. I expect this is middle-age female angst and jealousy, and I let it roll off me, as do most of the young ladies. I have slowly reduced my circle of friends and family to a select few as I don't need this treatment, nor do I need to explain my tastes in women. What is the best way for a gentleman to handle this behavior?