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December 1, 2017

2017 On Life and Love after 50 Newsletter - December 1, 2017

So much for that idea

As a journalist, social media marketer of sorts, and retired dude, I am always thinking of ways to help single people ages 50 to 80 by extending the reach of my writing.

Before Greta...

November 24, 2017

On Life and Love after 50 eNewsletter - November 24, 2017

The Finding Love After 50 Facebook group 
And info about romance scams

As most of you know, we have a Finding Love After 50 group on Facebook. There are 476 members. It’s a “closed” group, which means people m...

November 17, 2017

No, I wasn’t looking for love in Brazil. And I don’t think my partner Greta was either. But this little guy was:


     Saira-militar bird in Itamambuca Beach, Brazil on our rental car window

He became preoccupied...

October 20, 2017

Part 3 - South America Trip Update
Lima, Peru – Ship docked in Callao, the harbor of Lima

Lima is massive. Population is almost 10,000,000. There are three main areas—Plaza San Miguel neighborhood, Miraflores, the upscale neighborhood, and the historical old city. T...

October 13, 2017

 Part 2  - Mexico, Central America and South America trip update
Each morning, aboard the Holland America ship MS Zaandam, (all Holland America cruise ships have this as well), the only English-language newspaper published by the ship is a condensed version of the...

September 15, 2017

On Life and Love After 50 eNewsletter September 15, 2017

Last week, we wrote about Joyce, who finally had a first date with a man after corresponding with him for two years. She is smitten with him. 

Be sure to read the update at the end of this column. 


August 18, 2017

Never give up on finding love after 60 - finding love in remote West Texas

The June 5, 2015, On Life and Love After 50 newsletter featured a new widower, Larry, who wrote, “I am still trying to restart my life; my wife of 40 years died of lung cancer in early February (...

August 4, 2017

Seniors should never lie about age on dating profile
There are 4 parts to today’s newsletter
Part 1 - Senior dating: Don't ever lie about age on dating profile. Senior women take Tom P Blake to task
In last week’s newsletter, I said it was okay for Dave, age 81,...

July 7, 2017

Sometimes, older singles surprise the heck out of me. They fly in the face of conventional wisdom and don’t follow the advice of so-called senior dating experts.  Having written about senior dating and finding love after 50 for 23 years, I consider Tom P. Blake to be a...

June 20, 2017

By newspaper columnist Tom P Blake

Note from Tom Blake: This article first appeared in the Finding Love after 50 eNewsletter in December, 2013. It has been updated by Tom in June, 2017.

About 14 years ago, I was sitting in a chair on the set of the Today show, at the N...

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