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Dating While Gray

  • Whether it’s criminals disguised as ardent online suitors or players who mix love bombing and gaslighting, deceptive people can damage our trust and sense of stability … not to mention our finances. So when it comes to the search for romance, can we keep the faith while circumventing the deceivers?
  • Adult children of single parents … are they a source of emotional support and strength, or a disruptive influence in finding a “happily ever after”? We explore with guests including the millennial daughter of our ever-so-curious host.
  • Selfies taken in public bathrooms … and in beds, with comments about gettin’ busy under the covers. Some online dating profiles are so cringe-worthy, they’re comical. Still, they can make for a disappointing experience. Maybe it’s time to return to the basics? On this episode, how to craft an appealing love pitch.
  • The end of a romance often feels lousy – literally! Studies have shown that losing love can lead to significant health hazards. So when love dies, can we do anything to ensure we don’t suffer terminal consequences?
  • Many older people venture into dating with high hopes for the outcome. Are they rewarded – or does reality bite?
  • The longer we stay in one place, the deeper we’re invested in our community. So if we decide to pull up roots and put them down somewhere else, will we bloom wherever we’re planted?
  • 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.