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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.
For 26 years, I’ve stated the best way for single seniors to meet potential mates is to get off the couch and out of the house.
Finding love for single seniors is difficult, unless you get lucky and someone enters your life unexpectedly.
Each Friday, I publish a complimentary “On Life and Love after 50” blog. Recently, I featured a letter I felt was unusual. A woman wrote that at age 30, she became engaged to her doctor, whose marriage had recently ended. He was 59.
A woman, mid-60s, emailed me about a man who contacted her on a senior dating website.
A widow named Jackie approached me recently and asked: “Does age matter in dating when it comes to women being older than men?”
Recently, a friend, age 72, said to me, “It will be nice to be appreciated by someone rather than be taken for granted. What’s your opinion?”
As a senior-relationship columnist, I receive many interesting questions from older singles.
Single seniors often ask if they should make a written list of the qualities they want in a mate.
A woman, age 69, recently emailed me with a dating question.
In the 24 years of writing newspaper columns about age 50+ dating and relationships, there is a question for which I’ve never had a good answer. Until now. Perhaps.
This July, I celebrated 24 years of writing newspaper columns on the topic of dating and finding love after 50. The first column appeared July 7, 1994, in the Dana Point News (California) weekly newspaper.
Last fall, CBS News featured an article on their website titled, “Former surgeon general sounds the alarm on the loneliness epidemic.”
Sally, a widow of four years, emailed:
When I was pondering retirement from the deli I had founded and worked in for 25 years, the main thing I looked forward to was having “free time.” With it, I could do nothing — if I wanted — which sounded great after all those years of serving sandwiches.
In October, this paper featured an article about Chuck, 78, a Lancaster widower, who had lost his wife of 55 years.
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