Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a fun article reviewing the new movie on older dating: “Cast of the Gray-Hot Lovers In ‘Boynton Beach,’ a New Wrinkle on a Mature Subject.” While you have to register to get free access to the article, it’s worth a read, and sounds like the movie is worth watching. It has a stellar cast, including Dyan Cannon, Michael Nouri, Sally Kellerman, Len Cariou and Joseph Bologna.
The movie shows some of the things that have been discussed in this blog: the angst of getting naked for the first time with a romantic partner, the tentativeness of first encounters, the joys of having a cuddle partner and more. It sounds like the subject is handled with humor and tenderness.
So what are the differences dating over 60 vs. dating from 40-60? What stands out for you?
In the 40-60 age range there aren’t as many people who’ve suffered the death of a spouse. Also, if we’re concerned about our bodies not being as great as when we were in our 20s, the 60+ group seems to have even more issues with this. Fundamentally, however, starting dating again and entering into romantic relationships has some of the same excitement and fears, although we certainly know more about what we want the older we get.
If you see the movie, come back here and write your review.