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12/19/2013 10:57 am ET

Friends With Benefits At 50+

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You made the mistake of asking your adult daughter if that guy she went out with last night was "anything serious."

She gave you a nonchalant shrug and smiled. "Don't book the church yet, Mom — it was just a hookup!"

At first, her disclosure strikes you as too much information. But then it gets you thinking: You're single, too — what could be so bad about a casual night in bed with someone you like but don't love?

For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.

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