Dating advice for seniors
In my 20 years of working as an advocate for caregivers, baby boomers and mature adults, I’ve never seen such a strong reaction to a topic.“They’re old, not stupid” wrote one Huff Post50 reader.The cool thing with modern dating for seniors is that many sites are specifically designed for the seniors.Many years ago your mom or dad probably had “the talk” with you. By asking questions and listening more than talking, she shows her date she is interested in him.The goal was to make sure that mature adults who are re-entering the dating scene — especially if it’s been a long time — understand that the so-called “scene” has dramatically changed over the last decade.In the case of The Sex Talk, clearly, “approach and tone” are everything.Let’s have an open discussion about it — with lots of respect from all sides.Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.
I agree that one should never speak to someone with more life experience without recognizing and appreciating their wisdom. When you were dating, your parents likely had you carry change for a pay phone — just in case. Mom wouldn’t have let you out the door wearing a micro-mini skirt or a skimpy bikini.And an even larger percentage experience at least occasional trouble with achieving or maintaining an erection.Rest assured, I would certainly never advise anyone to talk down to his or her parents.
Why I chose to address the issue is simple: Sex is different today than it was in the past and it will continue to change with the times.
Just as an example, the recently reported that more baby boomers are contracting sexually transmitted diseases than ever before, citing both the “Graying of America” demographically as well as basic physiological and psychological changes that occur as we get older.