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Mom

Yesterday we had a belated Mother’s Day brunch for my 83 year old mother. It was delayed because she happened to be on an Alaskan cruise with her 92 year old husband on the actual holiday. It was a great time, good food, family and friends. I think we all have taken our parents and […]

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The balance

Recently a friend asked me if I ever was impulsive, I thought it was a strange question so my immediate response was yes. But of course, the question started to bother me, why would any one ask me this? Do I not come across as someone that is impulsive? The definition of impulsive: doing things […]

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As good as it gets

Don’t we all want it all? It is the absolute American dream. Advertising sets us up,  the magazine ads, commercials, music videos portraying romantic, sexy and ideal relationships. Dating websites advertising these beautiful couples “finding” each other and “completing” each other’s life.  We are bombarded by young, sexy couples on every commercial for resorts, the […]

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Love is a four letter word

Do you remember when dating and relationships were simple…whatever happened to those days? I was just discussing this with another over sixty single and we both have decided that relationships have actually become much more mysterious as we have aged.  Somehow I expected by the time I reached sixty three that I would be a […]

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Staying the course

For those of you that may follow my blogs, I mentioned early on at the start of this process that it is imperative that we re- visit our original priority lists on a regular basis. For those of us that now consider ourselves “veterans” of dating over 60, I think it is easy to be […]

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First kiss

As the song goes, “A kiss is just a kiss…”. How long do you wait for the first one? A lot depends on chemistry and if both people share an attraction. Post divorce or if it has been a long time since you had a kiss with a new person, even the thought of it […]

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Why men operate at a disadvantage

When men and women date in their sixties and beyond there are typically differences in the approach that they take. Women often have a trusted friend or relative that they can turn to to obtain feedback about important decisions such as what to wear, how they look, and topics to discuss. Men frequently go it […]

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Does it matter how you became single?

There are several ways in which you may find yourself single at the age of sixty or greater. The most common way is through divorce. Rarely, you may have been single your entire life. There is also the possibility that you are a widow or widower. When losing a spouse due to their passing, there […]

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Silver splitters

 I was amazed when I first entered the dating scene a couple of years ago just how many singles and functions for singles that were available for the over sixty crowd. Why would this be? Statistics indicate the divorce rate is climbing substantially for this age group. One would think that by the time you have […]

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Setting boundaries

Many people are afraid to actually have limits or boundaries as to what you will or will not put up with. If you do not have any, to me it means that you will pretty much put up with anything. For me, I’ve decided to write down the ones that are non-negotiable: 1)   I […]

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