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Oh Shit! I'm Over 50 and Single: A Guide for Mature Men and the Women They Date

Oh Shit! I'm Over 50 and Single: A Guide for Mature Men and the Women They Date

Oh Shit! I'm Over 50 and Single: A Guide for Mature Men and the Women They Date

Oh Shit! I'm Over 50 and Single: A Guide for Mature Men and the Women They Date


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You might think I am a psychiatrist, or perhaps a guy Dear Abby, to write a book about what it’s like to be single in your 50s. Nope. I was just single in my 50s. And I needed help. Over time and trial and error of many approaches to dating (and lots of therapy), I began to figure things out. Single-dom in middle-age should not be a death sentence to your sex life or happiness.

Think Steve Carell’s character from Crazy, Stupid Love—when most men find themselves bald, significantly uncool, and suddenly dumped, they don’t have a Ryan Gosling to usher them through this next phase in life. That’s where I come in.

Oh Shit! I’m Over 50 and Single is any man’s—and woman’s—answer to that first morning of waking up alone. It gets better. Only slightly, but it does. From chapters like “To V Or Not to V” to “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” this guide touches on everything from the little blue pill to dating foreign women to sex toys to menopause with a robust selection of personal stories.

"I enjoyed your very authentic honesty and your sense of humor. Having been married three times myself (the third being a keeper), I can empathize with the large group of people you're writing for, both men and women. You're a good storyteller and you offer fair and hard-won advice." -- George

"Brook's tongue in cheek guide to after-50 dating packs a wallop of handy tips for the dating weary and dating wary!" -- Kathryn

"...very entertaining. It is information, funny, realistic, and well written. The book is delightful and the endless examples drive home your point time after time." -- Rich

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ISBN-13: 9780998430416
Publisher: Paul Brook
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Welcome to 50 (Oh Shit)

Chapter 2: Are You Ready to Date? (Don’t Worry Too Much, Neither is She)

Chapter 3: Dating in the 21st Century (AKA Online Dating)

Chapter 4: Dating Ladies in Their 40s, 50s, or 60s? (Or Yikes! Their 30s)

Chapter 5: Sprechen Sie Deutsch? (Meeting Foreign Women)

Chapter 6: The “Who” and the “What” (Things Are Not Always as They Appear)


Chapter 7: Diary of a Serial Dater (Where the Ego Meets the Wallet…And Wins)

Chapter 8: Dating…the Old Fashioned Way (Blind Dates, Church Socials, and Bars, Oh My!)

Chapter 9: To V or Not to V (Where Not Enough Men Have Gone Before)

Chapter 10: The Approach (How to Maximize Your Very Minimal Chance to Get a Response)

Chapter 11: After the First Date (Do I Really Have to Learn How to Make Hospital Corners?)


Chapter 12: So Now You’re Dating (Somewhere Between a Rock and a Hard Place…and Heaven)

Chapter 13: Toys (Not Your Grandfather’s Choo-Choo Train)

Chapter 14: Dating Tips for Women From a Man’s Point of View (We Do Love You Ladies, Even If Your Profiles Are Too Long)

Chapter 15: You Can’t Make This Shit Up (Dating Stories from the Front Lines)

Chapter 16: It’s an Uphill Battle (But It’s Good Exercise and There’s Light at the Top of the Rabbit Hole)

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