50 after dating life mid minefields negotiating romance
For many women, their careers and hobbies rank higher on their priority list than do romantic relationships, according to Belove.
As Margaret Murchie, a 52-year-old realtor in Honolulu, Hawaii, a self-proclaimed independent woman who dates but has never been married, puts it simply, "They have to make me happier than I am now on my own." A 2003 AARP study of 3,501 singles aged 40 to 69 showed that about one-third of those surveyed were either in a relationship or dating one person exclusively.
You want to celebrate your successes over dinner; you want to be needed and comforted in tough times. Remember Teddy RooseveltÂs advice to Âdare mighty thingsÂ and dare to find the companionship you want.
To feel the warmth of someoneÂs arm around your shoulder. Dating After 50: Negotiating the Minefields of Midlife Romance (Quill Driver Books, 216 pages, .95, ISBN 1-884956-39-4) is available at libraries and bookstores or direct from the publisher online at Quill Driver or at 1-800-497-4909.
• Although HIV/AIDS is a threat to Americans of all ages, about 19 percent of Americans infected with HIV/AIDS are 50 or older, according to the U. They are also less likely to be tested for the disease. Both men and women may find that it takes longer to become aroused as they grow older, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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