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Are Women Invisible After Age 50?

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

I'm a fiction writer too, but my rejections aren't based on unconscious biases. They are fully aware, awake, slap you across the face with reality biases. I am an older woman writing about older women.

The Dating Reminder Middle-Aged Women Still Need To Hear

Joe Seldner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few months ago, I was on a 'dating over 50' panel intended to offer male perspectives to an entirely female audience. I tend to be pretty direct, and believe if women want the male perspective, I should offer it warts and all. Foolishly, I figured that's what they wanted.

Guardians at the Threshold

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

I am recognizing that my attempts at not feeling old is partially a response to society's internalized message of what is and isn't possible for a woman of my age.

Why Oh Why Are We Still Single After 50!

Agi Smith | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Agi Smith

If you are single after fifty and still have dreams of meeting the one what options do you have? Online is the future my lad! Bah humbug I say! Never in a million years did I believe you would catch me online trolling for a date.

5 Reasons Why Men Love Dating Older Women

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You think it’s easier or more fun to date younger women? Ken Solin, 69, an AARP dating expert whose columns also ap...

10 Hollywood Couples Who Prove 'Cougar' Stereotypes Wrong

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Age is a state of mind. Just ask the fabulous women in these famous May-December romances: Read more from Grandpar...

Which Would You Choose? Money Or Love?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Does it make any sense at all then for a man of 60 to hook up with a woman of 30? Or vice versa? Logic would dictate against it; yet it happens all the time and many such relationships last for years.

WATCH: Why This Woman Says She Isn't A Cougar

Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty

Some people say age ain't nothing but a number, but that doesn't stop eyebrows from raising when one hears about a May-December romance, like Hugh Hef...

'No Groupons' And 9 Other Tips For Men Seeking Love Online

Posted 09.05.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 by Kay Newton I am a single woman, in my early 60s, divorced for over a decade. I have met dozens of interesting smar...

A Rare Vintage

Beth Bernstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Beth Bernstein

I keep my heart open because there may be someone out there who appreciates the rare qualities in me that I find in antique jewelry -- the character and the inherent beauty of the nicks, scratches and flaws.

Online Dating: A Man's Guide For Women Seeking Love On

Posted 08.02.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 By A. Chertorofsky I am a single widowed man age 49 who has met some personable, attractive women on But i...

Why All Post 50s Need A Dating 'Wish List'

Ken Solin | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My wish list of 20 qualities I want in my next lover received more than 1,000 comments. The level of anger and cynicism from hundreds of women frankly puzzled me. Absent a list as a starting point, there's lots of wasted time and little hope for success. Making a list of what you consider non-negotiable qualities is simply smart dating.

The New French President And His 'Companion': Why The French Don't Say 'I Do'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

With the inauguration of Francois Hollande, France will have a new First Lady -- sort of. Valerie Trierweiler is Francois Holland's partner -- a 47 year-old, un-Botoxed but beautiful, twice-divorced working mother of three teenagers who downplays her unmarried status to Hollande.

20 Things Older Men Want In A Lover

Ken Solin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Ann Brenoff's recent article, Love Over 50: 20 Traits Boomer Women Want in Their Next Lover, made me think about my own search. Here's my top 20 wish list for my next Boomer lover.

20 Traits Post 50 Women Want In Their Next Lover

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Life is a work in progress, isn't it? We learn from our experiences and hopefully, in the later rounds, know which punches to pull. With this in mind,...

Should Married People Have Crushes? | Jeannie Muchnick | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 I’m married –- going on 21 years in fact –- but have a crush on my cute, younger-than-me-still-has-hair allergist....

Dating Tips for Post-50s

Janet Blair Page | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Janet Blair Page

Appearance can be a point of stress for those over 50 re-entering the dating scene. Try to put a positive spin on it.

How To Make Your Online Dating Profile Pop

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Thinking of dipping your heart in the cyber love water but not sure where to start? Editor-in-chief of "The Frisky" Amelia McDonell-Parry and relation...

WATCH: The Male Perspective On Love And Dating

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Wondering why you still haven't heard back from that great date or why your significant other never tells you he loves you? With men hailing from Mars...

Remarriage In Midlife: Why Bother?

Deborah Gaines | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Don't get me wrong: I'd love to meet Mr. Right. I am hard-wired for a long-term, live-in relationship. In many ways, I am happier with a partner than without one. I just don't see why I should remarry.

The Puzzling Logistics Of Open Marriage

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

Due to a minor computer snafu on my part, my name will be forever linked to an anonymous column we ran on Huff/Post50 on open marriage. When I discovered this, I wondered what my husband of nearly 20 years would think. Not to mention my daily-Mass-attending Irish Catholic mother and mother-in-law, my ten siblings, four siblings-in-law, and the principals at my kids' Catholic schools. My father, nine years in heaven, was no doubt laughing his head off.

Older Women, Younger Men In Love: Let's Rename The Trend

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

The media hype about older women seeking out young men for sexual contact has about worn me down.

A Hysterectomy's Effects On Libido, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.17.2013 | MarloThomas

Sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman discusses the effects that having a hysterectomy can have on libido and sexual ability. var src_url="ht...

More Post50 Singles Jump Into Online Dating

Evan Allis | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty

Midlife adults are finding dates and mates online more than ever before. Whether this reflects the sentiments of a generation of romantics refusing to...

Find Love In MidLife: Defying Convention, Embracing Intimacy

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

For too many women the notion of experiencing unique and mysterious intimacy at midlife seems preposterous; they have bought into the conventional wisdom that menopause is the last stop on the road to loneliness and decline. An increasing number of other women know different; they are living--and defining--a totally new love narrative.