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Ken is a Dating Expert for Huff/Post 50, AARP, About.com, and Maria Shriver. He has been writing about boomer sex, dating, and relationships for a decade.

Ken's new book The Boomer Guide To Finding True Love Online is now available.

Ken's website contains articles and tips about boomer dating as well as information about men's counseling. www.kensolin.com

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Entries by Ken Solin

This Man's Goal Is To Rescue 200,000 Dogs

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Heart Strings
My heart aches every time I see an abused or abandoned dog in an ASPCA television spot. Yehuda Netanel, an Israeli born architect, land developer, and private pilot in Los Angeles has the same reaction. So in 2009, at 59, he started Wings Of Rescue,...

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The Phone Call That Changed My Life

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 6:56 AM

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Shock
It was 14 years ago this October when I received the phone call that's every parent's worst nightmare. My ex-wife called to tell me our 29-year-old son Jesse had died.

My life came to a screeching halt, and for all intents...

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Meet The 59-Year-Old Chef Who's Feeding 1,400 Needy Children Each Day

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 7:45 AM

Bruno
I recently interviewed Bruno Serato, an Italian who emigrated from Verona to America 30 years ago. In retrospect Skype was the perfect media choice because Bruno is a larger-than-life, animated, gregarious fellow, who's best enjoyed face-to-face. Bruno's a chef who has owned The White House restaurant, a landmark...

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Boomer Hero Diane Wamhoff

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Becoming A Hero
I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She's a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.

Prior to retiring Diane had been a bookkeeper for an accounting firm. She and...

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Halfway On Mountain Man Mike's Journey

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 6:15 AM

900 Miles In
My friend Tony and I just returned from meeting up with our friend who we nicknamed Mountain Man Mike, in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California, one of the world's most spectacular locations. We were Mike's fourth resupply on his 1,800-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Yosemite...

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Every Boomer Is A Potential Adventurer

(6) Comments | Posted June 7, 2015 | 7:47 AM

Alternative Adventures
Most boomers at the upper end of the demographic know healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain a youthful body. And while physical exercise doesn't do much to prevent a boomer's spirit from aging, a new adventure can. For my friend Mountain Man Mike's 70th birthday, a...

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Mountain Man Mike: A Boomer Adventurer Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 6:24 AM

Mountain Man Mike is the first in a series of articles about boomer adventurers. Some adventures like Mike's are physical but still have a significant emotional component. Others are less physical and more cerebral. But each reflects a desire to achieve something deeply personal.

1,750 Miles
A few...

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In Praise Of Involved Fathers From Single Dads Who've Been There

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 7:03 AM

This piece was co-authored by Joe Seldner and Ken Solin -- two very involved fathers.

Joe
All the chatter about fathers not being involved in their children's lives sometimes confuses those of us who had the privilege of raising our children by ourselves.

We wouldn't...

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Coming Out Later In Life

(3) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 7:47 AM

Bruce Jenner
When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, it made me think about boomers coming out of whatever closet they've spent much of their lives in. Whether transgender, gay or lesbian, as a straight, male boomer I wanted to understand their experience, to know how it...

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Americans Deserve Better, Even Boomers

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 6:13 AM

Who We Were
While politics isn't my usual topic, boomers are. The next presidential race is already in full swing, and based on who's running so far, a peaceful future is doubtful. If we elect a chicken hawk we'll end up in another disastrous war. Boomers demonstrated by the...

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How To Rekindle A Lost Passion In Your Life

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 6:59 AM

A Teenage Passion
I've been a major Rock and Roll fan since 12 when I saw a young guy with a strange name on TV, Elvis Presley. In that moment I became a diehard Rock and Roller. Over the years I attended many live concerts and listened to countless...

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How Older Men Can Maintain Their Sexual Health

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:59 AM

Sexual Struggles
My bullshit meter gets stuck in the red when I hear that 70's the new 60, but boomers aren't aging as quickly as their parents did. Their generation wasn't nearly as aware of their sexuality as boomers. The Kinsey Report for men wasn't published until 1948, and...

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Online Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Singles From A Man With Experience

(42) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 6:15 AM

Rejection
Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage, and it also takes grit, determination, and stamina. Online dating is a high-wire act. The potential for getting rejected exists no matter how cool or good-looking you are, and there's no net to catch you when you fall. You send...

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How To Spring Clean Your Online Dating Profile

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 6:55 AM

Not Just Your Attic
Like your home, your online dating profile could more than likely use a spring cleaning, especially if it has remained the same all winter. The term shopworn also applies to online dating profiles, because they begin to look tattered and picked over if they haven't...

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4 Ways To Deal When Your Partner Criticizes Your Driving

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 7:51 AM

Unsolicited Driving Lessons
I recently completed a survey about boomer couples and driving. It was small enough to be classified as anecdotal since it was based mostly on boomer friends and relatives, but after years of listening to boomer couples' arguments about this issue, it's apparently a widespread problem....

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Should Boomers Marry Or Live Together?

(13) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 6:18 AM

8 Million Strong
Along with 8 million other boomers I dated online before I met my partner two years ago. We've both been married and divorced and our focus has been on co-creating a workable, long-term relationship. While we'll always be working toward that goal, we've reached the same...

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Is Great Sex Finished For Aging Boomer Men?

(76) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 5:44 AM

Changing Sexuality
Is sex the same nearing 70 as it was at 50? No, but that's not necessarily bad news. The lessons I've gleaned over the past few decades have actually made sex a better experience. My body took care of my sexual needs without any help from my...

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How Can Boomer Women Survive Without Men?

(24) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:18 AM

A Librarian's Surrender
I gave a talk on my new book last night at a public library. I had a conversation about dating with the head librarian prior to my appearance. She's a single, attractive, bright, upbeat boomer woman, and I was surprised and disheartened to hear she'd given...

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The Single Most Critical Ingredient For A Lasting Relationship

(7) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 5:16 AM

A Fair Question
Boomers enjoy the highest divorce rate of any demographic, which begs the question of whether or not they'll ever find lasting love. Does this ranking simply reflect aging couples growing apart, or does it point to a flaw in boomer character? No matter, because in either...

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Boomer Lovers Traveling Together

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:54 AM

Underneath It All
You can learn quite a bit about someone while you're dating. Foods they like, favorite activities, sexuality, intellect, family ties, openness, integrity, and a myriad of other qualities are discoverable. But there's a particularly telling aspect of a relationship that's not obvious and it's a reliable...

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