Being single in her 70s is very hard.
Patricia Altschul, 78, revealed that despite her age and Old World ways — she has a butler — the “Southern Charm” star has suitors as young as 19 and they’re courting her with some very modern methods, like risqué photos.
“As it turned out, I was the only one getting them out of the group,” Altschul said of her Bravo co-stars in Thursday’s interview with the New York Times. “I was impressed, too, when I heard they didn’t get any. They said, ‘Are they old men?’ And I said, ‘No, some of them are, like, 19 years old.’”
The single socialite has been married three times, first to Lon Hayes Smith — with whom she shares a son, 51-year-old Whitney Sudler-Smith — from 1962 to 1979, then to Edward Stitt Fleming from 1989 to 1995, and finally to Arthur Altschul from 1996 until his death in 2002.
Despite prospective lovers of all ages, the caftan-wearing TV personality won’t be entering into marriage anytime soon.
“I don’t know if I’m ready to settle down just yet,” she said.
But the reality TV fixture has some advice for those ready to jump into the dating pool.
Noting that women should worry less about their appearance, she said, “He should be proving himself to her … Her main concern should be, ‘Is he good enough for me?’”
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