Relationships

Dating After Forty, Part Four – Reconnecting With The Past

Dating After Forty, Part Four – Reconnecting With The Past

A remarkably common pattern among people who find themselves seeking a new partner in their forties or later is the discovery of a spark with someone they’ve known in the past, possibly the distant past. My friend Y, who had courageously tried online dating, had resigned herself to filling her days with activities and friends.(…)

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The First Date….With The Kids

The First Date….With The Kids

You’ve met, things are going swimmingly and your date nights have been neatly scheduled on the kid-free occasions which are a feature of modern shared-custody arrangements.  The next major milestone in the relationship?  Meeting your partner’s children. Here are five tips for starting down the path to Brady Bunch style harmony: Choose your timing Don’t(…)

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Dating After Forty, Part Three – The Matchmaking Website Experience

Dating After Forty, Part Three – The Matchmaking Website Experience

Why do people sign up for online matchmaking websites? For many, the lack of time and inclination to look for dates ‘in real life’ can be the determining factor. As my friend ‘Y‘, left a widow in her late fifties, describes; “It took me a year and a half to start thinking about another partner;(…)

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