In the past, relationships have been defined by physical location. Today, with the help of technology, this no longer has to be the case. This trip to San Francisco was brave and bold -- not only for The Dating Ring, but for each of us on the trip.
While you can't force attraction, there are definitely some things you can do to cultivate it. Personality and conversation are dramatically under-appreciated tools in the toolkit of finding a mate.
Being single can be tough, especially when most of your friends aren't. And boy, can I identify with this. Boy, can I ever...
I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.
I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.
Here I was at 50, rediscovering my sexuality with new partners, and more at ease with my body than I had been when it was "perfect." I no longer have the time, money, or inclination to exercise obsessively as I once did. I have better things to lament than the situation with the underside of my arms. I look at the sloping breasts that fed two babies, the skin that hangs down slightly from my belly when I bend over, and I think, not bad for 50!
These probably sound like excuses, and maybe they are to some degree. However, I prefer to see them as the facts of life for a divorced person in his or her 50s.
We felt pressured to have sex. That pressure was making it difficult, not only to have sex, but to communicate in other areas of our life. We needed to change something.
My dad came out 14 years ago when I was 21. Since then, my parents have divorced. My mom remarried a few years later while my dad made up for lost time in his gay dating career. Life in our family has been.. interesting.
In 10 years of writing about boomer sex, dating, and relationships, date coaching, and reading thousands of readers' comments the notion that many of my generation are no longer sexual is hysterical nonsense seeking validation. An article like this is okay if it's meant to reinforce the importance of sex, but not okay when if it's meant to paint boomers as sexually dead.
We have all witnessed it, and many of us have experienced it. A person treats you well 80 percent of the time, but 20 percent of the time they treat...
Robin Thicke wasn't lying when he said he would do anything to get his wife back. He proved it at this year's Billboard Music Awards. While Thicke was able to do it publicly, most people don't have an audience to sing for or a stage from which to plead their case.
You see, I've had quite the rom-com ride with love. There's been marriage and divorce. There's been not-so-great guys (thanks early 20s and 30s) and really fantastic guys (thank you mid-30s!).
Competition for these "good guys" is at an all-time high, and -- stop panicking! Take your finger away from your Tinder screen as you're frantically swiping right.
One of my great professional frustrations is when I hear or see individuals, even entire communities, rewrite history to conform with their ideology.
How do we learn what it means to really fall in love? More simply put, who teaches us how to actually date?