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Dating after 50 : negotiating the minefields of mid-life romance
Romm, Sharon.
Personal Author:
Dating after fifty.
Publication Information:
Sanger, CA : Quill Driver Books/Word Dancer Press, [2005]

Physical Description:
200 pages ; 23 cm
A change of attitude -- Taking the first steps -- Yes! you should advertise -- The whole truth and nothing but -- More than 50 ways to meet your lover -- First date -- Great expectations -- To bed or not to bed? -- Making the most of it -- Breaking up.
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HQ801 .R686 2005 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In Dating After 50, readers learn the safest and most efficient way to find dates, but the guidance doesn't end once they've planned a second date. Romm provides sound advice on managing second families, jealousy, former spouses, rejection, money, benefits, retirement, and a host of other issues common to later-life relationships.

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Library Journal Review

While books addressing young lovers glut the market, there's relatively little on romance and love in midlife and beyond; these guides seek to address that void. Morris, thrust into the dating scene after being widowed, speaks to intimidated readers as a knowledgeable older sister, using her own experience and case studies to encourage love seeking again. She discusses the pros and cons of online dating and matchmaking services and covers intimate questions regarding sex, cohabitation, money, and independence. Included are annotated lists of web resources, one of which uses middle-aged models rather than the "usual eighteen-year-old nubile bodies."Romm, a couples therapist, shares much of the same information, only in a more factual format that features the odd example from the author's practice. Online dating and other options for meeting people are discussed, as are helpful tips for navigating second and third dates and dealing with second families, former spouses, benefits, and the other issues common to later-life relationships. If one has to choose between the two books, Dating After 50 is a safer bet and recommended for most public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.