Offers encouragement and hope to older adults who are ready to date again, with advice and tips from relationship experts and the author’s own experiences.
Romance Redux looks at finding love as an older adult who seeks connection, , love, and fulfillment in a romantic relationship. Including the author’s own experiences as well as those of other gray love seekers and finders, she uncovers both the obstacles and rewards of repartnering at this stage of live. As divorce rates remain high and as more widows and widowers have many productive and healthy years ahead of them, finding love again can feel daunting, but now more than ever can be easier to find, to establish, and to keep.
Using personal stories and expert research, Laura Stassi takes readers on a tour through the many ways older adults can find companionship, romance, and a fulfilling sex life through a variety of methods, outlets, and resources. Learning how to love again, how to form and deepen a relationship with a new person can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding, exciting, and successful, if you just know how to do it. And, finally, here’s hope for how!
Laura Stassi is creator and host of the public radio podcast “Dating While Gray,” which launched in 2020. She’s also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in health.mil, The Washington Post, and other media outlets. The mother of two grown children, Laura is a dedicated jogger along the wooded paths of Reston, Virginia, and the sandy shores of Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
Such an important read for anyone who thinks love has an expiration date. This book is filled with hope while still remaining truthful to the struggles of seeking connection later in life. It is hard not to root for everyone involved, including the author!
If you fall into the category of dating after 50—for any reason—you probably know it isn’t easy, it’s awkward, and can be horribly demoralizing. Laura Stassi's wonderful book, Romance Redux, is a much needed tonic for all of us with wounded hearts. More than anything she reminds us that we’re all in this together.
"Did you ever feel like you wanted to burn your own wedding dress? Well, after her decades-long marriage withered, journalist and podcaster Laura Stassi did just that. Then she interviewed most of the 39 million not-married Americans ages 50-84. Wanna know EVERYTHING about dating after 50, straight from street-smart experts who are actually out there looking for love? Get this book.”