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Starting dating again in your 50's or 60's might seem scary for many of us. Especially the idea of blind dates. Have you considered online dating? Internet usage has increased greatly among those over 50 over the past decade. And as a result of the increased online literacy, online dating has really taken off among boomers. If you are single, over 50, and looking for love, you owe it to yourself to try online dating. Here are 10 great reasons for seniors to try online dating.  1. You Get to Know People Before Meeting in Person Everyone has been in the unco... more ...
One of the most devastating experiences in anyone’s life is ending a relationship with a lover or a spouse. It does not matter what caused the breakdown in the relationship. When emotions are involved, a breakup can result in much hurt and bitterness, especially when one lover thought that this was a lifelong relationship. Life does not always meet our expectations.We often enter the relationship with fantastic ideas- but we must face the reality that this individual is not our ideal partner, and we want out. Can we exit a relationship gracefully? Or does it not matter how we leave becau... more ...
After a divorce, many people make the mistake of getting back too fast into the dating game. They jump into a new relationship before they’ve had time to process their feelings about their divorce. Others feel so much anguish, they refuse to get into another relationship. Since going through a divorce is highly stressful, take the time to reflect on your life, understand what happened, and grieve over your loss. Only after you’ve taken the time to mull over your feelings should you date again.Here are 6 tips to ease into the senior dating scene again.   1. ... more ...
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve made the mental decision to start dating again. This leap of faith is likely causing jitters as you anticipate the type of person you may meet and what it could potentially lead to.However, before you get too excited about finding ‘the one’, pump the brakes and take a deep breath.Before putting yourself out there, it’s important to take a close look at your expectations and how high or low you are setting the bar. No matter what age you are beginning your dating journey, it’s easy to get caught in the excitement of ... more ...
Sexually transmitted infections aren’t a topic anyone really wants to discuss. Even so, acknowledging the risks of acquiring or passing on STIs is a necessary part of practicing safe sex.There are many reasons why seniors are at an increased risk of acquiring STIs. Cultural biases, age-related health conditions, and unprotected sex are just a few reasons older adults may find themselves at a greater risk of developing sexually transmitted infections. Though for many, STIs may result in few symptoms and can be easily treated, others may develop serious conditions as a result of sexual inf... more ...
In a world still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the strain placed on service workers is greater than ever before. Whether we call a customer service hotline and are left waiting or we receive the wrong item at our favorite fast food restaurant, it’s easy to let our frustrations get the best of us. We might roll our eyes, sigh, or snap at the salesperson with whom we are speaking. No matter how we might feel, it’s often best to take a deep breath and re-evaluate the ways in which we interact with service workers on a daily basis. Even if you think you’re an ideal cu... more ...
With more and more couples meeting online and through dating apps, long-distance relationships are becoming increasingly common. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, even couples that live near one another may find themselves meeting up less often to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. For those who don’t have the opportunity to see their partners each week, sending a care package can be one of the most meaningful ways to show affection from a distance.  Even if your love interest lives nearby, assembling a care package is a great way to tangibly expres... more ...
If you’re interested in psychology, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across the term “inner child” before. Self-help books have recently zeroed in on the inner child as one of the primary sources of unhappiness and dysfunction in our adult lives. The inner child is a metaphorical concept that can be deeply helpful in understanding the ways in which we behave as adults. Perhaps you find that you’re prone to lashing out at your partner when you’re upset. Maybe you find that you struggle with expressing your feelings openly and honestly, instea... more ...
When entering into a brand-new relationship, we often spend hours chatting with our love interest. As our relationships become more serious, however, the ways in which we communicate tend to change. Instead of flirting and complimenting our partners, our conversations tend to center upon more practical matters. Instead of whispering sweet words in our partner’s ear, we’re more likely to end up ranting about a rough day at work. Instead of chatting about our hopes and dreams for the future, we often crash on the couch, watching a TV show or movie together in near-silence. Focus... more ...
Have you ever owned a pet? Whether you had a pet goldfish as a kid, owned a dog as a young adult, or have simply admired others’ pets from afar, there’s a good chance that animals have put a smile on your face in the past.  Research is now proving that owning a pet can do wonders for our health. For seniors in particular, the benefits of pet ownership are tremendous. Many older adults experience better physical health and improved emotional well-being as a result of caring for their pet. What are the benefits of pet ownership? Are there any risks to adopting a pet la... more ...