Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years

Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years

by Laura Stassi

Narrated by Laura Stassi

Unabridged — 5 hours, 25 minutes

Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years

Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years

by Laura Stassi

Narrated by Laura Stassi

Unabridged — 5 hours, 25 minutes

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Overview

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 re-partnering at this stage of life. 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 listeners 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!


Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

07/25/2022

This insightful manual by Dating While Gray podcaster Stassi (Pink Floyd) offers people over age 50 guidance on finding a partner. She recounts how she started dating again after her 30-year marriage ended in a “big fat gray divorce” and weighs in on stories from listeners of her podcast to provide advice on discovering romance during life’s second half. Stassi urges readers to dispel the notion that “all the good ones are already taken” and tells the story of a middle-aged matchmaker who underwent a difficult divorce and then fell for a widower who had given up on love. The author shares anecdotes from her post-divorce dating life, such as when her date nixed their budding relationship because he feared her zodiac water sign would extinguish his fire sign, but in spite of the episode, she maintains that astrology can be a “fun, potentially insightful way to find a good romantic fit.” Exploring alternative partnership arrangements, Stassi highlights the trend of “living apart together,” which refers to partners and spouses who intend to never move in together because they enjoy the freedom and independence of living alone. The listener stories usefully illuminate the many options that those over 50 have when it comes to dating, and the author’s personal anecdotes brim with the wisdom of lived experience. Mature, single readers will appreciate the practical advice. (Sept.)

Leslie Morgan Steiner

"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.”

Steven Petrow

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.

Allison Raskin

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!

Washington Post

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.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175876063
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 12/06/2022
Edition description: Unabridged
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