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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.
Finding love at 50-plus is challenging. Finding love at 76 is a blessing. That’s what happened to Judy (not her true name). But, now, at 78, she is confused about her two-year relationship.
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.
I had to smile when I received an email from Chuck, a widower, in Lancaster.
Often, widowers contact me with questions about mature dating. Last month, Steve, a recent widower, emailed.
Mature dating is a challenge. Toss in an age difference between partners, and the challenge is even greater. Take the case of Ben and Janice, for example.
This past December, a Harrisburg woman, whose nickname is Neet, was in the reception room of her doctor’s office. She started leafing through the December issue of 50plus LIFE.
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