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Posted on July 25, 2018 by Christine Crosby in AGEING, AGELESS LIFE, dating, MID-LIFE

Too Old to Take Ecstasy…and Too Young for the Blue-Plate Special


“Too old to take Ecstasy…and too young for the blue-plate special”

Do you remember dating? Maybe you were on a date last night…?

It’s been well over twenty years for me, but we know companionship and intimacy are key to happiness and good health. Feeling rusty about the rituals of dating is no reason to be alone. One of the great advantages of being part of a ‘baby boom’ is that whatever experience that you might be having, like ‘dating anxiety’ for example, is shared by zillions of others.

Journalist Peter Gerstenzang has a humorous take on midlife dating: “In high school, dating was an easy and enjoyable experience. The only hard part was asking the girl out, which, admittedly, required as much planning and strategy as The Normandy Invasion…” read on

Some timeless dating advice from Shela Dean:

  • Get out of the house. Prospective dates (and new friends) can be found at the community center, church, gym, through volunteer activities, and classes.
  • Never mind the effects of time. Don’t worry that you look older than you did the last time you dated. The people you’re likely to date won’t look 21, either.
  • Don’t take it too seriously. Dating may make you a bit anxious at first. Never mind; relax and have fun.
  • Keep an open mind. Don’t be quick to assume that someone isn’t a keeper or wouldn’t be interested in you….read on

When Deanna Shoss, solicited opinions about new technology two years ago, people lamented diminishing face-to-face connections. A year ago you might have decried (or celebrated) the intrusion of mobile devices into everyday life.

Today you can shout out loud (Hey, Alexa!) that you are out of toilet paper, and more appears  your doorstep overnight. For non-digital natives… Read more

Mid-life dating and the technology explosion are just two of the many articles in this issue of GRAND. You can learn to read the clues to your g-kid’s behavior,discover your home design personality, learn how to avoid family drama and much more. Take a break, kick back and treat yourself GRAND.


With our best to you and your family,

Christine Crosby, aka GRANDmere
& Juniper and Poppy, aka  “The California G-kids”

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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