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Dating Post 50

Do We Ever Outgrow Our Lust For Bad Boys?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I specialized in dating bad boys. Call it the lure of the forbidden fruit or the ultimate revenge on my parents; I don't actually have a good explanation of why I spent more than a decade with men who had a less-than-sterling track record in the relationship arena.

Not Yet

Cynthia Graae | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Cynthia Graae

He's wearing khakis and a tattersall dress shirt. When I'm with him I wear a dress, this time a gray one. Always a V-neck. I am 72 and hoping I'm not showing wrinkled cleavage.

What Are The New Rules Of Dating?

Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty

Remember the days before text messages, Twitter and Facebook, when dating actually required hearing another person’s voice? Well times have chan...

How To Make Dating After Divorce Less Stressful

Posted 01.14.2013 | Divorce

Dating after divorce is supposed to be fun. But somewhere between sifting through endless OK Cupid matches and stressing over what you and your date d...

One Phrase That's My Absolute Online Dating Dealbreaker

Walker Jones Thornton | Posted 01.18.2013 | Fifty
Walker Jones Thornton

He tells me "It's complicated" with a shrug and a smile. It's his response to the unasked question about his marriage. I get it. Life is complicated. Relationships are complicated. None of us would disagree with that. But, I don't have to accept it.

4 Easy-To-Plan Date Ideas

Grandparents.com | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty

By Jackie Dishner Bored by dinner-and-a-movie dates? Our blogger offers out-of-the-box ideas that won't stress you out. Want to avoid the "dinne...

4 Crucial Steps To Successful Online Dating

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The anonymity and ease of online sites attracts singles of all ages. However, their sheer size and diversity can also be overwhelming, especially for the newly single. The challenge for singles over 50 is complicated by the fact that we live in a society that devalues age.

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.

5 Tips To Spice Up Your Sex Life

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Terri Orbuch, Ph.D. I met Georgia last year at a relationship workshop I was leading in California. She wanted to l...

Got Maturity? Fighting Is Tricky When You're Older

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Older couples' brawls, not unlike those of their younger counterparts, are usually triggered by minor annoyances. Something that would ordinarily be written off is magnified (she stayed too long at the office; he threw his dirty socks on the floor).

Two-Thirds Of Singles Over 55 Won't Date Someone With This Issue: Survey

Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

High blood pressure? Might want to avoid discussing it with potential partners you meet online. Some 64 percent of singles over age 55 say they would ...

Would You Let Your Kids Set You Up Online?

Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty

You may ask your kids for their thoughts on music, that new outfit or what to have for dinner ... but on who to date? That's the premise behind myLove...

One Woman's Story Of Finding Love In Midlife

www.thirdage.com | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

"Love is lovelier the second time around. Just as wonderful, with both feet on the ground. It’s that second time you hear your love song sung, makes...

How To Become A Middle-Aged Babe Magnet

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

Middle-aged men in search of a new life partner may need to drop the red Corvette and learn how to be better listeners. When it comes to post 50 datin...

Being Mrs. Robinson

Melani Robinson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Melani Robinson

The tone of his texts changed. He said it wasn't the same without me -- we had several exchanges -- we were flirting. At least I thought we were, but could a 28-year-old man be attracted to a 50-year-old woman?

Hilma Wolitzer's Poignant Novel Tackles Love After Loss In Midlife

Debra Ollivier | Posted 04.17.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Hilma Wolitizer's novel An Available Man is about a quirky 62-year-old science teacher and widower whose stepdaughters place a personal ad for him, and he finds himself besieged by women. His wife's spirit accompanies him as he grapples with renewed life, loss, love, and sex.

The Secret Life of Secrets: What to Tell a New Love ... and When

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

But, before you met this new love, you had a life, complete with friends, lovers, spouses, jobs, good decisions, bad choices and ... secrets. And then comes the inevitable question: Do you tell ... everything? And if so, when?

Five Tips For Post 50s Seeking Love In The New Year

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

For nearly 60% of single people over 50, “finding love” is the top New Year’s resolution, and more than half rank it as the number one priority ...

Why You're Never Too Old To Flirt

ThirdAge | Eve Marx | Posted 11.14.2011 | Fifty

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but that's so not true. Old dogs learn new tricks all the time -- that is, when they have the incentiv...