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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the first episode of our new microcast, Speed Dating While Gray, a matchmaker makes a provocative, off-topic comment about Laura’s gray hair.
  • Laura has a very special announcement for podcast listeners about what to expect over the summer. | Learn more at
  • On the Season 3 finale, Laura turns the mic over to DWG listeners. They share details from their personal, yet highly relatable, gray dating journeys. And they ask Laura to tap experts to address their questions related to sex, grown kids, and money. (Guess which topic makes Laura really squirm!) | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at:
  • Are you starting to fret that despite all of your efforts, you’ll never find The One? Here’s a little inspiration to relax and just let it be: three stories of not seeking love, but magically finding it. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at

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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.