Baby boomer internet dating
Be careful out there — I don’t want to see you get hurt,” versus “Mom, you really should be carrying protection around with you.” Having the sex talk requires respect and tact ,regardless of age.
“Lay off and let adults be adults, trust me, even at age 80, they can handle their business without the interference of a nosy daughter or son,” wrote another Huff Post reader who commented on my blog. The advice you’ve given me is: Be really careful when writing about older people and sex — it’s a touchy subject, to say the least ()!
“They’re old, not stupid” wrote one Huff Post50 reader.
Rest assured, I would certainly never advise anyone to talk down to his or her parents.
My last Huff Post blog about this topic set off a stream of comments, some asserting that I was being condescending.
In my 20 years of working as an advocate for caregivers, baby boomers and mature adults, I’ve never seen such a strong reaction to a topic.
There are older people who’ve lost a partner who never took a chance on having sex ‘their way’ and they now want to try something different than what they had.
I live in a retirement community and hear this a lot.” In essence, we can all begin to rediscover ourselves as sexual beings.
Let’s have an open discussion about it — with lots of respect from all sides.
Only 11 percent of single boomers said they wanted to remarry.
Though there are concerns of what this will eventually mean for boomers' health and safety as they get older, the study found single baby boomers reveling in being unmarried.
By no means did I intend to be patronizing by offering these important tips.
The goal was to make sure that mature adults who are re-entering the dating scene — especially if it’s been a long time — understand that the so-called “scene” has dramatically changed over the last decade.I agree that one should never speak to someone with more life experience without recognizing and appreciating their wisdom.