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Ken Solin
Ken is a Dating Expert for Huff/Post 50, AARP,, 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.

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Entries by Ken Solin

The Republicans Are Revolting

(379) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 6:17 AM

Tsar Nicholas II
There's a joke my college history professor liked to tell about Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. When Nicholas' aide told him, "Sire, the peasants are revolting," he replied, "Yes, aren't they?" The Republican Presidential candidates are revolting in the same manner the Tsar felt...

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water

(19) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 5:39 AM

It Was Fun
Simon and Garfunkel's song title describes the turbulent boomer dating waters. Dating is a consistently divisive issue, and I'm surprised how stubbornly contentious it remains. Why so much acrimony? Who's at fault, and more importantly, how can we calm the troubled boomer dating waters? When single...

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Sharing Sexual History Is Risky

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 6:09 AM

Too Much Information?
There are a host of issues boomers routinely hash out at the start of a new relationship. Career versus retirement, mental or physical health issues, old relationship dramas, outdoorsy or a couch potato, and other issues are readily discussed. But whether or not boomers in a...

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Is Sex Dirty?

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2015 | 8:39 PM

Boomers make feckless comparisons with their parents' generation, like 60 is the new 50. Shaving off 10 years simply because we don't like the idea of getting older is just blowing smoke up our collective butts. But, there is one glaring generational difference, and that's our disparate sexualities.

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Emmylou Harris Wants Dogs Adopted -- Not Killed

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 8:04 AM

Shelter Dog Month
PBS is featuring a one-hour documentary from filmmaker Steven Latham, Shelter Me: Partners For Life, fifth in a series that celebrates shelter dogs. Jon Hamm hosts this poignant film, which will be shown during the month of October on PBS to promote National Shelter Dog Month....

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How I Found Love After 49 First Dates

(5) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 7:59 AM

A Big Number
Forty-nine first dates. At first glance, 49 is a big number, but there are three relevant facts to consider. First, the 49 first dates spanned 1½ years. Second, each was a coffee date lasting 15 to 45 minutes. Third, and most important, my partner Sarah was...

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Changing Kids' Lives By Changing The School Environment

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 7:25 AM

Civil Rights Activist
I met David Rosenthal, a retired criminal attorney from Berkeley, California, after hearing about his startup charter school. "At 17 or 18-years-old, for reasons that are still a mystery to me, I got involved in the Civil Rights Movement in 1959, beginning with picketing Woolworths lunch...

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

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 8:00 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

(3) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 7:56 AM


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 | 8:45 AM

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 | 12:31 PM

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 | 7:15 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 | 8:47 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 | 7:24 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 | 8:03 AM

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

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

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 8:47 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 | 7:13 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 | 7:59 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 | 7:59 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 | 7:15 AM

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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