“I tried to make jokes about my ex and was met with stony silence from all of them.Don’t they know what a turn-off that negativity is? They blab on and on about what they do, their past, and what qualities they find important in a life-long mate…and leave the other person no room to fit a word in edgewise.But “comfortable” does not mean it’s got an elastic waistband or has been hanging in your closet since the 80’s.

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Dating is not a race to reveal all—and if you like each other, there will be plenty of time to say everything you want to say.

Judging from the questions I was asked after AARP's "Finding Love at 50 " panel in Las Vegas this spring, what happened in Vegas won't stay in Vegas after all. My sister, age 70, has a partner 14 years her junior.

“I don’t want to look like my teenage son,” says Paul, 56.

“But on the other hand, I want to look current.” The bottom line is, being comfortable in what you wear is essential.

Parents Without Partners workshops, your local Rotary club, and volunteer groups are teeming with prospects.

Go with a friend who can provide moral support—and who will encourage you to talk to someone who catches your eye.y the age of 50, most people expect that they’ll finally be kicking back a bit and enjoying the fruits of their labors, ideally with someone they plan to grow old and grey with.But whether divorce or widowhood has thrown a wrench in that reverie, or you’ve just never found your special someone, many fifty-somethings do find themselves single—and sometimes a little worried about it.Your partner in crime needn’t be single; married people are often very competent wingmen or wingwomen since there’s nothing at stake for them.They are totally focused on finding you your best match. Be sure YOU know the latest dating dos and don'ts.