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Dating Over 40

The Death Of Dating

David Kanegis | Posted 12.22.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the New Year approaches I've been reflecting on the nature of dating and the often devastating effect it plays in the lives of so many individuals.

Beware: Falling In Love Could Cause Stupidity

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Falling in love can sometimes have consequences if you aren't careful. Falling in love can cause people to do stupid things; things that can have really bad outcomes, simply because they were so blinded by their powerful feelings that they didn't realize the mistake they were making.

8 Things You Need to Know if You Are Dating a Single Mom

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 03.16.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Knowing what to expect helps, as does taking your time, being patient, and understanding that you don't come first. That doesn't mean she isn't completely nuts about you, but she has to care for those kids with all she has.

Is He Second Marriage Material? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 03.10.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Second marriage can be a disaster, or it can be the best thing that ever happened to you. What's the difference? Marrying the right person for the right reasons.

Just Say NO to Quickie First Dates!

Deb Besinger | Posted 03.01.2016 | Divorce
Deb Besinger

Many popular online dating experts out there suggest you just do a quick look-see for your first date, meet-n-greet, introduction, etc. You

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Dumped'

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 02.10.2017 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

When I hear someone say, "I got dumped" I cringe. Why? Because the word "dumped" sounds really harsh, mean and insensitive.

The Case For Second Marriages

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 01.28.2017 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced people want a do-over! Most divorced men and women have some pretty bad memories of their marriage. So, does that have to be it? Don't I get a second chance? Those who want to get married again probably want the chance to make good memories, possibly learn from their mistakes and do it right this time.

Ghosting in Dating... Can't We All Just Grow Up?

Deb Besinger | Posted 01.12.2017 | Divorce
Deb Besinger

Ghosting is definitely one trend in dating I will never understand, the fact that we have a universal definition of it is worrisome enough. To try an...

Is It Possible to Fall in Love With Someone You Have Only Met Online?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 11.15.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

A reader emailed me with the question, "What's the best way to get over falling in love with someone you met via online dating that you've actually never met in person?" Although I appreciate that the reader thinks she has a broken heart, I had to answer this way...

11 Reasons He Might Not Call

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 10.27.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Realize this. When it comes to dating, not every man is going to like you enough to call back. And, you aren't going to like every man. That's completely OK.

What You Need To Know About Being Well-Groomed -- Down There

High50 | Posted 10.21.2016 | Fifty

If only L'Oreal knew the insecurities that lie below our belts. A whole range of products could eliminate the six signs of genital aging. Visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A big plus on hairless testicles, I would have thought.

Is Your New Love Really Over Their Ex?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 08.25.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Everyone has a past, and that means past loves. If you are over 30 and/or divorced, you have probably had your heart broken, and so has the person you are dating. But what does that mean for your new, budding, happy, "perfect" relationship?

Should I Be Embarrassed That I Met My Boyfriend Online?

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

Why is there this hidden stigma to online dating? Well I'm done. I refuse. I'm not an online dating apologist. I'm an online dating believer. A hallelujah shouting online dating evangelist.

Is Sexless Dating Even Possible If You're Over 40?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

There are many reasons men and women have an interest in dating. They range from just wanting to have fun, the desire to meet interesting people, the need or want for sex, or the biggie: the hope of falling in love.

You'll Never Meet Anyone Sitting On Your Couch!

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 05.25.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Where can you meet single men and women? I'm actually going to take bars out of this post, A. because the latest reader who asked me where to meet someone said "I'm not a fan of meeting men in bars," and B. Because I'm not either.

This Is The Shit People Don't Tell You When You Get Divorced'

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 05.15.2016 | Divorce
Liesl Testwuide

I cringed as she complained about being overwhelmed with dates. That hasn't been my experience. There's no line of single men wrapped around my cyberblock.

13 Life Lessons I Learned About Dating After My Divorce

Elle Chase | Posted 02.10.2015 | Divorce
Elle Chase

These tenets work for me, but it's important for each one of us to find our own bespoke rules, guidelines, deal breakers, and tweak them as we grow. Life is dynamic -- it has to be in order for it to evolve.

The Two Most Important Words When It Comes to Mr. Right

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.16.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Do I trust he will never cheat on me? Do I trust him to co-mingle my finances with him? Do I trust him with my children/future children? Do I trust his judgment, his loyalty, his friendship, his love for me?

10 Questions That Will Turn Your New Boyfriend Off

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I can also attest to the fact that there are certain questions a new girlfriend can ask too soon--questions that will turn him off so fast, your head will spin.

Dating After 40

Chef Rossi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chef Rossi

At the age of 42, owing to two long relationships that tailgated each other, I found myself single for the first time since I was 20-something. A lot had changed.

Clarifying Questions for the Newly Single Grey Divorce Set

Tara Fass | Posted 12.25.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

With the surge of grey divorce there are a number of newly single over-40 men and women who are dating again for the first time in a while.

The Difference Between Happy And Unhappy Couples

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 11.05.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Everyone fights. If a person claims he or she never argues in their relationship they are either lying or they are lying. Disagreeing and arguing and fighting in your relationship is inevitable.

How One Woman Is Prepping For Sex With Younger Men

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Now that I've accepted the fact that age doesn't matter all that much after 40 in terms of who one hooks up with, I've been getting in shape for that inevitable moment when someone walks into my life who is five, 10, even 15 years younger than me.

Dating Advice for Martha Stewart and Other Over-50 Boss Ladies

Bobbi Palmer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Bobbi Palmer

You said it loud and said it proud! Your single status is not a defect. Looking for love online does not mean you are desperate. I happen to know it means the opposite: You are confident, smart and savvy.

Does God Wear Gucci?

Barbara Rose Brooker | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Rose Brooker

It's been a while since I've been on a date -- I've been busy with my books and meeting deadlines. And I tend to get hermetic. Anyway, I'm trying to get out more, even date. So Dick Slick, alias "God," picks me up in his black shiny Lexus, and he's as spiffy as his car.