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10 Reasons Why Don Draper Is Not the Man For You

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Don is the ultimate bad boy: slick, sophisticated, rich and fun. He's also a terrible husband who is only totally committed to himself. There are lots of men out there in real life just like Jon Hamm's character. Let's face it; If you're like most women, you probably love the infamous bad boy.

5 Hazardous Dating Trends That Keep Women Alone

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

One of the scariest things about dating, especially after 50, is having to worry about how members of the opposite sex will perceive you, especially when you're comparing yourself to the person you were when you were 20.

The Simple Exercise That Can Help Manifest Love In Your Life

Lisa Copeland | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

You may want a man in your life with all your heart... Yet deep inside you may be afraid of getting hurt again. This creates a tug of war inside you and the message you are sending out to the Universe becomes unclear so it can't be answered.

5 Behaviors That Turn Men Off -- And How To Change Them

Lisa Copeland | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

If you're struggling with getting first or second dates, or men say they find you intimidating, here are five behaviors that are turning men off -- and how to change them.

The 5 Dating Myths That Are Keeping You From Finding Love

Lisa Copeland | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Let's get this straight right now. A man is not going to be your best friend. If he's emotionally healthy, he is happy to be your greatest protector and he will willingly fix anything for you when he can. But he's not going to get involved in long conversations about things he has no interest in.

The 4 Words Every Man Wants To Hear From A Woman

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Back when you were in your teens or early 20s, you probably didn't date all that much. In an environment like high school or college, you were surrounded by men and women who were single and young just like you were. When you found someone, you hung out and really got to know each other before you fell in love and chose to marry.

3 Things Every Woman Needs To Understand About Men

Lisa Copeland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Some women love being around men. If you are one of them, I'm sure you've noticed how different a man's energy is from the feminine energy of your girlfriends. Yet for many women, it's easy assume men think and act like women... just with different bodies.

5 Reasons Dating Doesn't Work For Post 50s

Lisa Copeland | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Hollywood has done a number on your psyche when it comes to romance and finding love. Falling in love is easy. It's based on hormonal highs that make you feel like this special person in your life is magical and perfect for you.

Are You Trying To Find Your Own Davy Jones?

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Remember how gorgeous Davy Jones was? Did you have a crush on him like I did? Davy Jones passed away last year (may he rest in peace). In the few years before that, do you remember seeing pictures of him? How did you feel about Davy Jones at 60? How about Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones?

10 Dating Turnoffs Women Over 50 Should Never Do

Lisa Copeland | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

After speaking with a lot of men over 50, I've come up with these top 10 dating turnoffs you might be doing.

The 9 Most Common Types You'll Find When Online Dating

Lisa Copeland | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Millions of men and women are on dating sites every day looking for that special person they dream about. How do you know who the right one is for you? It starts with understanding the nine most common types of people you'll find on there.

5 Ways To Get Over A 'Love Addiction'

Lisa Copeland | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

I recently had a client I'll call Sandy, who loved a man named Jeff. Yet they had broken up at least three times during the two and a half years they'd been together. While apart, an intense longing for the other would occur and they'd come back together celebrating a harmonious honeymoon truce with a lot of love and a lot of sex. But it wouldn't take long for the problems to reappear.

Are You Over 50 But Dating Like You're 20?

Lisa Copeland | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

At 20, shared chemistry was about the only quality that mattered with a potential date. Fast-forwarding 30 years, chemistry is great for the purpose of attraction. After that, it's the friendship built into a relationship that will withstand the test of time.

Is Your Ideal Man George or Tom?

Lisa Copeland | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

On a whim, George might send 10 dozen roses to your office just to impress you. He'd charm you as he wined and dined you at the best restaurants in the world. You'd hear tales of his antics with his friends Brad (as in Pitt), Matt (as in Damon) and Julia (as in Roberts).

6 Ways To Date Like A Grown-Up

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty

For all the positive stories of long lost loves and happily married couples we post on Huff/Post50, we know that many are finding themselves back in t...

Tips for Online Dating for Over-Fiftys

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.14.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

As Valentine's Day approaches, it might surprise you to know that, according to the US Census Bureau, there are 97 million Americans that are over 45, and 40 percent of them are single! That's more than 32 million singles out there, and that means a lot of potential love matches.

Are Your Love Standards Too High?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Long-term character contouring is not for you. You crave a ready match and your compatibility list is firm (loves dogs, plays chess, financially independent). But how willing you are to modify or even disregard that list?

'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...

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

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 Match.com. 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?

BetterAfter50.com | 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....

Too Old for Bare Down There?

Melani Robinson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Fifty
Melani Robinson

Perhaps I had become That Woman. You know her. She's the one we shake our heads about. The woman who thinks she can still pull it off but can't and is the last one to know.