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Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, 60, reveals there’s a LOT of dating to be had in your 50s

Life After Mr Big: Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, 60, says there’s a lot more dating to be had after finding your ‘happily ever after’

Her collection of essays inspired the hit TV show Sex and the City, which proved to a generation of women it was in deed possible to find love in a big city.

And now, author Candace Bushnell, 60, has revealed that despite the allure of finding Mr Right – or ‘Mr Big’ as it were – sometimes things don’t work out that way.

Speaking to Today on Thursday to promote her new book Is There Still Sex in the City, Candice said while people strive to find a lasting relationship in their 20s, if it doesn’t work out, dating in your 50s can be just as fun.

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New book! Candace Bushnell, 60, has revealed that despite the allure of finding Mr Right - or 'Mr Big' as it were - sometimes things don't work out that way

New book! Candace Bushnell, 60, has revealed that despite the allure of finding Mr Right – or ‘Mr Big’ as it were – sometimes things don’t work out that way

‘The book is about my journey, and it has a new group of friends, and it’s all about what I can the new midlife,’ Candace told Today hosts, Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight.  

Candace said her new book women something similar to what her first novel did, when it was first published in 1997. 

The 60-year-old said one of the key messages in the tome, which is part memoir and part fiction, is that there is life after ‘the happily ever after’.

More sex in the city! Candice said while people strive to find a lasting relationship in their 20s, if it doesn't work out, dating in your 50s can be just as fun

More sex in the city! Candice said while people strive to find a lasting relationship in their 20s, if it doesn’t work out, dating in your 50s can be just as fun

She said one of the reasons why she decided to write it is because there is such a tremendous amount of pressure among women to maintain their youth.

‘After a certain age, women really feel invisible. And after the age of 50, it’s almost like you don’t exist and there is a lot of pressure on women to stay young,’ she explained. 

But according to Candace, one of the great things about navigating life after 50 is being able to find out how you fit into the world again. 

New hope! Candace said her new book, Is There Still Sex in the City, offers women something similar to what her first novel did, when it was first published in 1997

New hope! Candace said her new book, Is There Still Sex in the City, offers women something similar to what her first novel did, when it was first published in 1997

Language of love! Candace said since her first book was released the lexicon of dating terms has changed significantly, which was one of the things she enjoyed writing about

Language of love! Candace said since her first book was released the lexicon of dating terms has changed significantly, which was one of the things she enjoyed writing about

‘It really is a new chapter… and part of it is dating again,’ she added. 

Candace said since her first book was released the lexicon of dating terms has changed significantly, which was one of the things she enjoyed writing about.

When asked who she would like to fill the ‘Manolo Blahnik’ shoes in the soon-to-be adapted TV series, Candace said she has an open mind to the casting process.

‘For me I want to be surprised. I don”t want to have any preconceived notions of who the characters might be… I’m at the beginning of that journey now,’ she said.  

Will SJP ma? When asked who she would like to fill the 'Manolo Blahnik' shoes in the soon-to-be adapted TV series, Candace said she has an open mind to the casting process

More Carrie? When asked who she would like to fill the ‘Manolo Blahnik’ shoes in the soon-to-be adapted TV series, Candace said she has an open mind to the casting process

Daily Mail UK

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