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My significant other of 25 years, Greta, passed away last year. The loneliness was overwhelming.
Senior singles — widows, widowers, divorcees, and never-marrieds — frequently ask what characteristics they should seek in a new partner.
I met Jim at a grief-sharing session in late March. We were the only two men in the class. We became friends. Recently, we’ve discussed senior dating challenges we’ve experienced.
Widowed people often face a dilemma when they start dating again and new love interests visit them. What should they do with the pictures of their deceased mates that are scattered throughout their homes?
Danielle (name changed by request),74, recently emailed, “I have been reading your articles for years. Partly because of your encouragement, I recently found love in my 70s online. I’d like your opinion regarding a new relationship I’m in.
I admit that I’m a tad uncomfortable writing about senior sex. However, a widower named Greg emailed me with such a poignant message about senior sex and commitment that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone today to share his email with you.
Most single seniors who contact me would relish being in a romantic relationship. But many of them are realistic, realizing that finding romantic love becomes more difficult as they age, and consequently, may not happen.
Margaret, a 65-year-old single woman, is puzzled about a man she spent time with who didn’t ask for her phone number.
In a recent e-newsletter, I wrote about a couple who started dating after reuniting at their high school reunion in 2018. The woman lives in Illinois; the man lives in California, near his three daughters, seven grandchildren, and 96-year-old mom.
With spring in the air and the COVID-19 pandemic easing, single seniors are starting to think about romance.
Every Friday morning, I publish a free weekly e-newsletter titled, “On Life and Love after 50.” It is emailed to approximately 2,100 readers, many of whom live in Pennsylvania.
Do you know that a “friend request” you receive on Facebook or an offer for a free COVID-19 test on Instagram might be from romance scammers trying to steal your money?
Recently, two women emailed me about difficult cohabitation situations with men. Both women admit to ignoring red flags in the early days of their respective relationships.
One of my readers, named Beth, emailed, “I need advice on a long-ago love from the 1990 years. We met through a singles ad in a local newspaper. We had great magic (chemistry) between us.
Fifteen years ago, Ginny, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was enamored of Harry, a man she had seen in her church. She was unhappily married, but he was happily married. She decided to attend a different church.
As the pandemic eases, seniors will be able to start dating in person before long. But where should they go to meet potential partners?
Marillee emailed saying she had read that single women age 65-plus don’t want to live with a partner. She wanted to know if that was true.
In 2003, I published a dating guide book for middle-aged singles that had a chapter devoted to the importance of singles making a written list of the qualities wanted in a potential mate.
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