Simon and Garfunkel's song title is applicable to the turbulent boomer dating waters. It's a consistently divisive issue, and I'm surprised how stubbornly contentious it remains. Why so much acrimony?
Years ago, at 50, I started dating online. It seemed like a good idea. In our first email exchange, Ben made a point of letting me know right away how many miles a week he ran (50) and how many pounds he could bench press (I forget but it was a lot for a man his age, he told me).
Bodies are everywhere this fall in France--particularly women's bodies. Suffering and Delight of 19th Century prostitution at the impressionist Musée d'Orsay. Licentious landscapes at the Luxembourg Museum. Mme Pompadour aristocratic kisses and embraces at the Louvre Lens. The first major show of Georgia O'Keefe's vaginal lilies and desert landscapes at Grenoble.
Do you have trouble sleeping? Masturbation can help. It relieves tension and stress by flooding the system with endorphins, which are the body's natural feel good chemicals.
We all want others to like us. Deep down in our hearts we all want to feel supported, respected, and, most importantly, loved.
"Living" will not mean the same thing for everyone reading this. Some may want to be a parent; others may want to travel the world experiencing new cultures. Whatever "truly living" means to you, it's time to stop suppressing that little voice.
Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.
You were too scared to commit to the avocado and now you've left it too late. All it wanted was to be yours. But you missed your window. Avos don't wait for long. They never do. Especially the good ones.
My journey continues to have its ups and downs, helping me balance confidence with humility. There are days when I feel in complete control of my sexuality and connected with my partner and other times when I feel like my libido has gone missing, never to return again.
Ten months ago I decided I was ready to do something I'd never done before: fall deeply in love with someone with whom I had a profound erotic connection. Sex had always been compartmentalized. I had great sex mostly with people I was never going to get serious with.
Think you can't date a younger man? Think again. Here are five fabulous reasons to date younger -- and love every minute of it!
I've written before that I used to go on a lot of dates, and I've written more recently that I think I'm a pretty nice guy. Those two things -- one fact, one personal opinion -- converged over the years in my not saying some things on dates that I probably should have said. Here are a few of those:
In 2011, my life felt like a disaster. I was a holistic practitioner, but I lost my award-winning wellness practice in the wake of the Great Recession. I was 55, with no prospects, no financial savings, no family members who would help, and friends who seemed to vanish into thin air.
Investigating what is normal in my new weird world of dating, I ask a male friend who dates a lot of women online. He claims that quite a lot of women make their sexual intentions clear in the first correspondence.
Dating as a woman over 50 can feel vulnerable and the last thing you want to do is step outside of your comfort zone, right? But that's exactly what works for so many of the women I work with one-on-one.
While I went on Strauss's journey with him in his book from world-famous Pick-Up Artist to monogamous happily married husband (and now father), it made me further think about and look at how I had been operating in relationships.