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Dating After 50 For Dummies

Dating After 50 For Dummies

Pepper Schwartz

ISBN: 978-1-118-44132-9 December 2013 320 Pages


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Meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right–after 50

Almost everyone associates falling in love with their younger years, but as the boomer generation ages, more and more people over 50 are jumping back into the dating scene for the first time (in a long time) and need advice and guidance on how the dating world (and ways to find a soul mate) have changed since they last tested the water.

Dating After 50 For Dummies covers the gamut of topics for those dating after 50: the physical and emotional benefits of sex and relationships as we age; dating confidence boosters; dating site options (and signing up for the first trial); safety concerns when dating; fun and different dating ideas; how to introduce a new partner to your children; and much more.

  • Dating and relationship advice for baby boomers
  • How to deal with medical issues that can make sex difficult
  • Dating advice for gays and lesbians
  • How to build self-esteem for dating after 50

If you're single and over 50, the trusted advice in Dating After 50 For Dummies gives you everything you need to get out there and meet the partner of your dreams.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Dating After 50  7

Chapter 1: Jumping (Back) into the Dating Pool 9

Chapter 2: Determining Whether You’re Ready for a Relationship 23

Chapter 3: Figuring Out Who You’re Looking For 35

Chapter 4: Bringing Your Best Self to the Dating World 51

Part II: Where and How to Go Looking for Love 67

Chapter 5: Putting Yourself Out There 69

Chapter 6: The Online Dating Scene: Choosing, Learning, Winning 85

Chapter 7: Mastering the First Date 113

Chapter 8: Staying Safe While Playing the Field 129

Chapter 9: Keeping Things Fresh and New: Dating Ideas 141

Part III: Taking Things to the Next Level 153

Chapter 10: Making Introductions to Loved Ones 155

Chapter 11: Let’s Talk about Sex 169

Chapter 12: Sex Together: Potential Issues of Middle Age and Beyond 181

Chapter 13: Considering Money Matters 203

Part IV: Addressing Special Situations 217

Chapter 14: Dealing with Medical Needs 219

Chapter 15: Staying Connected with Your Friends While Dating 231

Chapter 16: Unique Considerations for Gays and Lesbians 245

Part V: The Part of Tens 259

Chapter 17: Ten Common Dating Challenges to Overcome 261

Chapter 18: Ten Signs of a Solid and Worthy Relationship 269

Chapter 19: Ten Over-the-Top Dates Designed to Impress 277

Index 283