Dating While Gray Millions of older people are dating — for some, it's because they're recently divorced after having been married for a long time. In fact, the divorce rate among older Americans has exploded since the 1990s. It even has its own nickname: gray divorce. And it's happening all over the world, including South Africa, Japan, Australia and England, where it's called silver splitting.Laura Stassi is a writer who was married for almost 30 years before her divorce. Newly single, she turned to friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares the lessons she's learned and speaks with others who are searching, finding and choosing love later in life. Everything's on the table, including sex, money and family.
Dating While Gray

Dating While Gray

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Millions of older people are dating — for some, it's because they're recently divorced after having been married for a long time. In fact, the divorce rate among older Americans has exploded since the 1990s. It even has its own nickname: gray divorce. And it's happening all over the world, including South Africa, Japan, Australia and England, where it's called silver splitting.Laura Stassi is a writer who was married for almost 30 years before her divorce. Newly single, she turned to friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares the lessons she's learned and speaks with others who are searching, finding and choosing love later in life. Everything's on the table, including sex, money and family.

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Things We Do For Love

Laura talks with Steven, who tries bonding with his partner's vicious dog even as their marriage hits the rocks; Jamie, who offers to share her home with an unlikely housemate; and Jenevieve, who throws practicality aside to summon the online dating spirits. Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter. Read a transcript of this episode. Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729). Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member.

Flying Solo

Host Laura Stassi talks with New Yorker Dennis, who doesn't want to give up the single life. Maybe he's waiting for the perfect woman to finally become available? Then there's Michele in Washington, D.C. Despite successfully connecting people in her large professional and social circles, she hasn't made a romantic connection for herself. Finally, life coach Amy Schoen says people who want to couple up need to be intentional in thought and actions. Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter. Read a transcript of this episode. Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729). Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

Starting All Over Again

Host Laura Stassi attends her 40th high school reunion, where her former classmates open up about their own love lives and dating strategies. Then, she revisits a man she went on a date with to get schooled on online dating as well as the "three-date" rule. Finally, she gleans inspiration from a couple who met at the apartment building where they both live. Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter. Read a transcript of this episode. Email Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org. Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

Introducing Dating While Gray

When Laura Stassi's marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she turned to friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she's learned: Love doesn't get easier as you get older! New episodes every Thursday, starting February 13th.

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