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Does A Second Date Make Sense?

Wednesday April 23, 2014

How do you know if a second date is a good idea? Is the decision to accept or make a second date truly a gamble? Are there signals that can help make the right choice?

No one wants to waste his or her time on a second date with someone who lacks life partner potential, and over 50's in particular hear the clock ticking.

Does a relationship with a first date seem viable? Is there a sexual attraction? Do you need to go on more than one date to figure it out?

Magic is the key ingredient in nearly all successful relationships. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Is it just the stuff of movies and romance novels?

It's real and it's available to everyone who dates. You just need to know it when you see it.

Read how magic can help you decide if a second date makes sense.

Sex, Trust, Intimacy, And Relationships

Thursday April 17, 2014

Perhaps you think you're having the best sex imaginable simply because you're in a long-term relationship. But that's flawed thinking.

Great sex requires trust and that's true whether the relationship is new or old. Sounds simple, right?

It's actually complex because in new relationships sex is typically hot because of the newness factor, and in older relationships couples tend to fall into comfortable patterns that don't necessarily embody trust and marginal sex becomes normal and acceptable.

Read why trust matters and how to move your relationship into a vulnerable place and ensure sexual passion and satisfaction.

Emotional Honesty Is Critical

Monday April 14, 2014

No relationship can survive without emotional honesty, but practicing it can be perilous if a couple doesn't respect the rules. It's not a simple as telling each other the truth. It's much more complicated than that, but since it's essential for healthy relationships it's worth the effort.

The men who fear being emotionally honest with women base their trepidation on previous experiences. It's a dance that has to be learned and practiced in order for a relationship to move forward.

Sex, trust, and every other aspect of a relationship depend on the existence of emotional honesty.

Great Sex For Men Over 50 Depends On.......

Thursday April 10, 2014

Young men can perform sexually without much stress and strain. But for men over 50 that sexual hat trick becomes more difficult.

Absent the existence of a strong emotional connection with women, sex for men after 50 can be disappointing for them and their partners.

No prescription product can equal the power of emotional intimacy and it's naive to believe a pill can solve a man's sexual issues.

The best power tool for a man over 50 is his heart.

Feeling Like A Grandfather Wasn't Automatic

Monday April 7, 2014

I thought there might be something wrong with me when I didn't feel an immediate bond with my grandson when he was born. I remember vividly that I had with my son.

Was this unusual? Not according to my men friends, most of whom who didn't bond immediately with their grandsons either.

It's a love that has grown into a special relationship, That I'm my grandson's only grandfather has made me feel responsible to provide a link to his past.

I even inherited a step-grandson who I think of simply as a grandson, the word step, entirely unnecessary.




Online Dating: #2. Over 50 Dating Banter

Wednesday April 2, 2014

For many over 50's just asking someone for a date can often be the hardest part of dating. Lack of recent dating experience, shyness, and just plain nervousness can hobble a dater's best efforts. Ken answers many questions about this in his new article about the art of dating banter.

The art of conversation seems to be headed for extinction as emailing, texting, and leaving voicemails replace it.

Online Dating: #1. Integrity

Tuesday April 1, 2014

This is the first in a series of articles for over 50's about online dating.

While every over 50 man and woman who ever dated online knows the problems that can arise, few know how to resolve those problems.

I've dated online for many years, and my articles about online dating have drawn thousands of comments from the over 50 dating community. I incorporate both into this series of articles which will surely make everyone's online dating experience less stressful and more productive.

Over 50 Sexuality

Wednesday March 26, 2014

There's a lot of contentiousness between boomer men and women regarding sex and when it's appropriate to begin having sex in a relationship. This gender divide is avoidable and unnecessary. Over 50 women want an emotional component in a relationship that has potential before having sex, and men have to appreciate this prerequisite regarding women's sexual timing.


Welcome to the new Senior Living Page

Wednesday March 26, 2014

I'm Ken Solin, the new writer/editor for Senior Living. My goal is to create an interactive page
where everyone will feel comfortable sharing their boomer experiences, dating and otherwise.


How the New Debit Card Fees Will Cost You

Friday September 30, 2011

In an effort to recoup lost revenue from the federally-imposed limit on revenue from retailers, Bank of American and other large banks will start charging customers to use their own debit cards.

This will be a financial hardship for seniors and other people on fixed incomes, who may not have credit cards. Learn more about the new debit card fees and how you can avoid them.

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