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Finding Love After 50

This Couple Tied The Knot After 68 Years Apart

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings

Frank Gray and Ada Hatch's love story began in 1946, when the two first locked eyes at church camp. The pair hit it off right away, Hatch told Huf...

A Widower's 9 Tips For Getting Back Into The Dating Game

High50 | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
High50

When Gord Smiley found himself single after losing his wife of 28 years, he thought dating again would be daunting. But he got in shape, learned to listen and took up skiing -- and says it worked.

3 Things You'll Need To Give Up If You Want Any Chance Of Dating Success

Lisa Copeland | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

First, give up your self-defeating attitude. How many times a day do you look in the mirror and criticize yourself, saying things like, 'My butt looks too big in these pants,' 'I should really lose 10 pounds,' or 'My neck is awful'?

The 4 Ways Men And Women Connect In Middle Age

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

If your objective is to have a romantic long-term relationship after age 50, you'll need to know exactly how to connect with the opposite sex on multiple levels so it has the potential to go somewhere.

Why I'm Counting On My Cleavage To Land Me A Man

Marion Winik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Marion Winik

My bosom, which played a solid supporting role in the long-running dramas of mating and motherhood, is in genteel retirement these days, appearing mainly as visual balance for the ever-swelling regions below my waist. Actually, my boobs, too, seem to be getting bigger and bigger, in inverse proportion to their practical usefulness.

Is He Into You? 5 Ways To Know For Sure

Lisa Copeland | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Do you ever wonder whether or not a man you're dating is really into you? It seems like this should be obvious but sometimes it isn't. The lines can feel blurry, especially when you really like a man who seems perfect for you.

Do You Believe in Love?

David Wygant | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
David Wygant

Love is an open door my friend, but you can only open the door when you open your mind, and your heart. So many of us are on the treadmill of dating, and we continually date the same people over and over again. Why? Because we're not clear on what we really want.

5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

5 Reasons Why Good Old Friends Can Make Great New Lovers

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

With grey divorce on the rise, many couples over 50 are looking to leave their disappointing marriages and reinvent themselves. The older you are when you divorce, the more variables there are to consider. However, even though it's difficult and there are many challenges, you can't stay in a situation that no longer works for you and one that you know will never work again.

What Katie Couric Can Teach Us About Being Open For Love

GalTime | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weddings
GalTime

Journalist and talk show host Katie Couric has happily confirmed her engagement to John Molner. She reports that she was "stunned" when the financier proposed but has made no secret of her excitement. The two began dating in the Spring of 2012.

Why Widowers Should Never Give Up On Finding Love Again

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Thank God for my second wife to understand and not be threatened by my love for my first wife. Anyone who doesn't understand and gives you grief about that isn't worth a tinker's damn!

Private Eye aka Cupid's Assistant

Tara Fass | Posted 06.29.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

It's important to thoroughly vet new suitors especially if in your guts you suspect something askew with your new Romeo's intentions.

Single, Stuck But Safe

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 03.03.2015 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

So perhaps I haven't bailed on the women I've seen lately because I can't break my newfound bachelor habit. Maybe it's just that I haven't yet felt the inspiration that leaves me wanting to break it.

The Most Important Quality Of An Intimate Partner

Randi Gunther | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

With multiple heartbreaks, the average person moves to "Nothing ventured, nothing lost," and measures life in terms of security and comfort, rather than risk and possibilities.

How to Find a Boyfriend on the Subway

Nina Camp | Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

If there's anything you can spare, even a kind word, or something like telling me: "It'll work out for you when the time is right. You won't be alone for the rest of your life."

Is Chivalry Dead?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Last night, my husband delivered a love poem to me, bringing me to tears in seconds. He had obviously put much effort, care and pure love into it, but then again, from the day we first met almost eight years ago at age 50, he has always had a way with both words and chivalry.

How Hurricane Sandy Inspired Me To Find A Life Partner

Sue Carswell | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty
Sue Carswell

In 1992, I went to Bosnia in the heart of the war with a flack jacket and helmet. I've been through the hollow echoes of 9/11. I've been to Katrina where I warmly opened my arms out to the returning refugees for the Red Cross. A week ago, as Hurricane Sandy thrashed against the windows of my powerless fourth-floor apartment in the West Village, I have never been as afraid as I was -- never.

How To Get Your Mom Dating Again, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | MarloThomas

Love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz stressed that online dating was an excellent outlet for women over 50 who are looking to ease back in...

10 Cities Where 'Big And Beautiful' Post 50s Are Hot, Hot Hot

Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty

If you're worried that carrying a few extra pounds is an online dating deal breaker, relax -- especially if you live on the West Coast or in the south...

What Midlifers Can Learn From Arnold's Mistakes

Ken Solin | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I've forgiven lots of folks over the years, but I haven't forgotten the reasons why I had to forgive them. Allowing someone access to my heart after having it trampled isn't an act of forgiveness as much as it is an act of faith, and I'm not certain I have that kind of faith in anyone who already betrayed me.

Last Chance Love On A Friday Night

Ann Bauer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

He of the sweater vest reached out and pulled the librarian close. It lasted perhaps four minutes, but that was four minutes of sheer, all-out bliss. Their bodies were pressed together, his hand on the bare part of her arm, and they looked, each of them, profoundly grateful.

Ann Brenoff

Long Lost Love: They Met On The Beach As Kids, And Married 40 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.10.2012 | Fifty

"I remember Laura as a cute tomboy who always did her best to keep up with the older boys. I had a huge crush on her, but I was 12 and did not know what to do about it."

20 Years After Break Up, Couple Reunites At High School Reunion

Laura Rowley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

Melanie Young, 57, is big on reunions. "Everyone I know -- whatever age they are -- if they're single, I say 'Go to your reunions!'" That's because 17 years ago, at a high school reunion, Melanie's life changed forever for the better.

How Sex Changes For Men In Midlife

Ken Solin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I don't want to be sexual just to satisfy my physical needs any more. There has to be an emotional component now, and a compelling one at that. Rocket rides feel great shooting up into the sky, but nightmarish falling back to earth. It takes too long to heal the wounds of yet another failed relationship, so to behave in a manner my experience has proven will fail, is emotional suicide.

Ageless Love: It's Really Not Over Until You're Dead

Joan Casademont | Posted 04.18.2012 | Fifty
Joan Casademont

"He said that you went to school together," my mother says over the phone, long distance. "And his name is Dave," she announces victoriously, as if that is all the identification he will ever need, like "Cher."