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When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older.

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  • Welcome to a new season of Dating While Gray! Laura is back with a fresh collection of experiences, conversations and reflections on romance and relationships after 50. We’ll hear about couples whose partnership revealed a new side over the course of the pandemic (for better or worse), and we’ll enjoy words of wisdom from millennial sages! All that and more coming soon to your podcast feed – stay tuned for all the upcoming episodes.
  • Personal-finances educator, coach, and author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers more insights about mixing money and love. As we age, she says, the topic grows in importance.Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • Laura gets the scoop, the lowdown, and the 411 on “negging,” “lurking,” and other online love lingo from a dater in Chicago and Connell Barrett, a dating and relationship coach in New York. Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • Unhappily married couples no doubt have heard the sentiment about staying together for the sake of their kids, or waiting for little ones to launch before splitting. But is either tactic ideal? In this episode, therapist Carol Hughes offers advice. She’s the author of “Home Will Never Be The Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce.” Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • Patricia and Joe are one of the most memorable couples in Dating While Gray history. We first met them in Season 2 just after they developed romantic feelings for each other through virtual communications. (You may recall Patricia initially was reluctant to get involved with Joe.) They join Laura again to share the magical coincidence that was the foundation for Patricia deciding to give Joe another chance. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • In the “Hashtag Love” episode from Season 3, we met Lewis, who used a social media platform to make a romantic connection. He joins Laura again to explain how he prepared from a religious point of view to start dating again after divorce. |Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • In the “Money and Romance” episode from Season 2, we met Ginny, who discovered financial infidelity in her marriage. She joins Laura again with an update on her love life and how she’s applied lessons learned from that experience.|Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • Sexuality educator, researcher and writer Jane Fleishman talks more about her mission to promote sexual wellness in older people. Jane says it’s never too late to achieve pleasure. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • Meet Ann, who’s taking courses in MBSR, mindfulness based stress reduction. It helped her so much after her divorce that she wants to teach others how to use it to feel better in bad times. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.
  • After discovering that her professional skills don’t translate to her search for a romantic partner, career coach Melissa barters services with a matchmaker. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray.

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About Laura Stassi
Laura is creator and host of Dating While Gray and author of Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years (Sept. ’22, Rowman & Littlefield). She’s an award-winning writer and author of several nonfiction books for young readers. The mother of two grown children, Laura is a dedicated jogger along the wooded paths of Reston, Va., and sandy shores of Emerald Isle, N.C.