Tag: online dating advice

  • 10 Tips for Successful Dating Over 40

    You’ve been single for a while. You would like to have a special man in your life. But how? Women reentering the dating scene after a long absence need to first examine if they are ready to date again. After all, not only is there the possibility of being swept off your feet by a […]

  • Long-Distance Dating Pros and Cons

    Some people set no distance requirements on potential suitors. One Adventures in Delicious Dating After 40 reader shared she was romanced by a guy half way around the world for over two years! (They never met and he went poof one day.) Other people have ridiculously short distance requirements. Some men list 10 miles as […]

  • When your ex dies

    My ex learned he had cancer 2 years ago. Since we didn’t keep in touch, I learned of it a year ago. He did semi-weekly podcasts for a few dozen friends to update them on his health. I listened to the previous 100 podcasts before reaching out via email. He said he was thrilled to […]

  • Opening the kimono

    We’d been talking for a few weeks before meeting. I’m not fond of trying to kindle a relationship with someone living 1000 miles away, but he had certain rare attributes I’ve been looking for in a partner, but unable to find locally.

  • If having sex meant you were married

    I attended a lovely Jewish wedding last weekend. The bride was resplendent and the groom handsome as they stood under the  chupah in front of the rabbi (the bride’s father) and the cantor (her god-father). Outside at sunset, the family and friends stood encircling the couple on the grass. The cantor’s sweet singing, including a […]

  • An awkward situation

    In midlife dating, we sometimes encounter situations that are just too awkward to have a ready-made answer. I remember one from early in my dating re-entry. I wish I could forget it. I’m not sure I would have an easy answer if it happened again.

  • Have you “marked” your man?

    I’d posted a brief, “I’m glad you’re in my life” message to my then-beau’s social networking page after we were exclusive for four months. He said, “I feel like a fire hydrant.” “What do you mean?” I asked curiously.

  • Being “all that”

    In high school, if a girl is described as thinking she’s “all that” she’s considered arrogant, conceited, stuck up, snobbish. She thinks she’s God’s gift to the world. She’s too good for mere mortals. Yet, when a young man describes a young woman as “all that” it’s a high compliment. He’s saying she’s sexy, attractive, […]

  • “Women are work!”

    He said this with exasperation. He was weary from his last relationship being more effort than he would have liked. He thought it should be easier. I told him most relationships were are least some work. They could be easy breezy, but there was some “work” involved — one of you had to initiate contact, […]

  • “You are the best thing that ever happened to me”

    At my 25-year-old friend’s wedding a few weeks ago, I marveled at not only how elated the couple looked, but also how the parents beamed. As a friend of the groom’s family, I was privy to how they really felt about their new daughter-in-law.

  • Being the practice date

    I almost canceled. Why? Was he odious and self-absorbed on the phone? Sex obsessed? Foul mouthed?