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December 16, 2017

The month of December can be an emotional time for people of all ages, particularly for those over 50. Sometimes the emotions are sad; sometimes happy. With a new year coming, people reflect more than usual about what’s in store for them in the months ahead.

This Decemb...

December 8, 2017

Part One -Searching for a marriage-minded man

This week, an email arrived in my inbox from Barbara, who wrote, “I want to know what is the best online dating website for a woman in her 50’s to meet a marriage-minded male?” Wow, I thought, a senior marriage-minded man.


November 10, 2017

Today’s eNewsletter will be the last newsletter (from South America). Next Tuesday, November 14, my partner Greta and I fly from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Panama City, and then up to Los Angeles. We’ve been gone 48 days—34 days on a cruise around South America and 12...

October 31, 2017

Searching for Glenn Miller

In the 1940s, the song “Tuxedo Junction” was the name of a number-one hit by bandleader Glenn Miller. In a four-year period, Miller had 23 number-one hits, more than Elvis or The Beatles.

On December 15, 1944, during World War II, while Mill...

October 28, 2017

Brenda shares 5 tips on successful senior dating

Brenda, “About a year ago you wrote about me in a newsletter. I believe it was called 'Small Town Saturday Night' or something like that. Well, things have changed a bit for me.
“I have met someone very special. We are...

September 29, 2017

In my 23 years of writing newspaper columns and newsletters, one of the most curious and frequent comments I receive from seniors reentering the dating world is: “I look ___ years younger than my age.” They fill in the blank with a number—it’s often 10--but can be more...

September 22, 2017

Two months ago, we featured a widower named Steve from New York State. You might recall that Steve is a “muscle car” buff and has a beautiful red GTO. I also featured Steve in six Pennsylvania senior newspapers I write for called 50plus Life. As a result of the newslet...

September 8, 2017

On Life and Love After 50 eNewsletter September 8, 2017

Joyce (not her true name) emailed, “Don't know if you remember me but I asked your advice on a guy I met on Twitter over a year ago. You gave me advice and said if anything happens to let you know. We finally met...

August 23, 2017

Widow puzzled by friend’s warning--don't wait too long to date

Robyn, 62, a widow of five and a half years, contacted me regarding a comment a friend made to her about the potential problem of waiting too long to start dating again.

Robyn emailed, “I am curious about...

August 11, 2017

Woman's side first

When something doesn’t seem quite right with a new person you’ve met, trust your instincts
Marie, who lives on the East Coast, wanted to share her story with the rest of us, hoping to alert Champs (Tom's eNewletter subscribers) of what weird stuff c...

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