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The Kids Are Alright

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Parenting and dating are two words we may not be comfortable hearing in the same sentence, even if “little ones” are all grown up. Laura explores how gray daters are juggling personal needs and desires with parental obligations.

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In this episode, Laura talks with Hope, whose partner clashes with her children; and Steve, who’s pondering the blended-family concept after meeting an intriguing stranger. Then she chats with Jennifer, who prefers dating men with children though they seem too invested in their former lives.

Jennifer poses on the roof of a hotel overlooking a columbian villa. She is wearing a black tank top, silver round-rimmed sunglasses, head tilted to left side.
Jennifer snaps a selfie from the rooftop of a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia. She has narrowed her romantic search to men who have children. So far, though, she hasn’t had luck making a lasting connection.

And, meet Betty, whose whirlwind romance caught her kids off-guard. Finally, Laura has her own thoughts on the topic – and so do her own two kids.

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Laura Stassi is creator and host of the podcast Dating While Gray: the grown-up’s guide to love, sex and relationships. She explores issues and relays true stories about seeking, finding and keeping love after age 50. Online dating, sexual intimacy, deal breakers – everything’s on the table.