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
Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the AARP’s sex and relationship ambassador. She created the matching algorithm for Perfectmatch.com, is a romance consultant to HisandHersvacations.com, and is a former president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Boost your confidence and find Mr. or Ms. Right Meet more people locally and through online dating sites Address the sensitive issues that arise as you age Introduce a new partner to your friends and family Meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right — after 50 Are you looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate? Dating After 50 For Dummies gives you trusted tips and guidance on jumping back into the dating scene, maybe for the first time in a long time, bringing you up to speed on how the dating world has changed since you last tested the waters. You’ll get the confidence and know-how to get out there and meet the partner of your dreams. It begins within — get trusted guidance on deciding whether you’re ready for a relationship, figuring out who (and what) you’re looking for, and getting past feelings of insecurity Stop thinking and start doing — discover ways of putting yourself out there, from making connections through friends and acquaintances to diving into the online dating scene Let’s talk about sex — get advice on talking to a new partner about sex, when to have “the talk” about monogamy, and how to navigate sexual issues that can arise as you age Special concerns — find out how to talk about money matters, confront a personal illness that affects your relationship, and forge ahead with someone who has physical issues Open the book and find: Creative ways to approach a potential date Fresh and new dating ideas Ways to let go of your past and welcome new possibilities Tips for creating an online dating profile that will get you noticed Common medical issues that can make dating and intimacy difficult Do’s and don’ts for introducing a date to your family and friends Dating resources for gays and lesbians
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