These titles contain examples, ideas, and human interest stories, as well as useful take-away skills that inspire and empower the 50+ reader and enhance and reinforce AARP’s role as a “trusted advisor.” If you're single and over 50, the trusted advice in AARP’s DATING AFTER 50 FOR DUMMIES gives you everything you need to get out there and meet the partner of your dreams.
Both professionally and personally, I believe that getting back into dating will be good for people's health, hearts and minds.
My hope is this book will help everyone thinking about dating, or needing some advice, to date more successfully along the way." Wiley’s AARP-branded titles fulfill the AARP promise of providing people 50+ with the know-how to accomplish a task while offering insight on how the new knowledge fosters lifelong growth and improves quality of life.
Perfect for those getting back into the game, maybe for the first time in a long time, as well as anyone needing advice and guidance on how the dating world has changed since they last tested the water, DATING AFTER 50 FOR DUMMIES—by AARP's Love & Relationships Ambassador Dr.
Pepper Schwartz—covers the gamut of topics for those dating after 50: dating confidence boosters; the physical and emotional benefits of sex and relationships as we age; dating site options (and how to sign up for the first trial); safety concerns; fun and different dating ideas; how to introduce a new partner to your children; and much more.
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Readers of DATING AFTER 50 FOR DUMMIES will get trusted information on: "It can be intimidating to start dating again when your last date was 40 years ago-- but it's so worth it,” said Schwartz.
“There are many wonderful and attractive available people in every decade of life, but sometimes a little advice helps in order to create opportunities and make the most of them when you get them.” is the book I would have wanted when I went into the dating market after the end of a 23 year marriage.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Dating After 50 7 Chapter 1: Jumping (Back) into the Dating Pool 9 Chapter 2: Determining Whether You’re Ready for a Relationship 23 Chapter 3: Figuring Out Who You’re Looking For 35 Chapter 4: Bringing Your Best Self to the Dating World 51 Part II: Where and How to Go Looking for Love 67 Chapter 5: Putting Yourself Out There 69 Chapter 6: The Online Dating Scene: Choosing, Learning, Winning 85 Chapter 7: Mastering the First Date 113 Chapter 8: Staying Safe While Playing the Field 129 Chapter 9: Keeping Things Fresh and New: Dating Ideas 141 Part III: Taking Things to the Next Level 153 Chapter 10: Making Introductions to Loved Ones 155 Chapter 11: Let’s Talk about Sex 169 Chapter 12: Sex Together: Potential Issues of Middle Age and Beyond 181 Chapter 13: Considering Money Matters 203 Part IV: Addressing Special Situations 217 Chapter 14: Dealing with Medical Needs 219 Chapter 15: Staying Connected with Your Friends While Dating 231 Chapter 16: Unique Considerations for Gays and Lesbians 245 Part V: The Part of Tens 259 Chapter 17: Ten Common Dating Challenges to Overcome 261 Chapter 18: Ten Signs of a Solid and Worthy Relationship 269 Chapter 19: Ten Over-the-Top Dates Designed to Impress 277 Index 283Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the AARP’s sex and relationship ambassador.
She created the matching algorithm for Perfectmatch.com, is a romance consultant to Hisand Hersvacations.com, and is a former president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.