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Slices Of Life

Dating After 50 – Part One

By: Jill Pertler

No one plans to date after 50, but you never know the details life will hand you: divorce, death of a spouse, boredom, aloneness – it all leads to one thing.

You find yourself being half of a couple in a couple’s world.

Such a conundrum. You were once half the age of 50 and probably a couple, now you are twice as old and twice as alone – or at least it feels that way; it’s the hand you’ve been dealt.

Dating at 20 is one thing. It is beautiful. You are beautiful and the people around you (and willing to date you) are equally beautiful.

You all wear the magical cloak of youth, a...


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