But maintaining healthy relationships – romantic and otherwise – becomes even more important in our 50s, 60s and beyond.
So, how do you put yourself out there and make new connections in the over-50 dating scene?
The Torah (Leviticus ) speaks of a "Covenant of Salt," where God instructs us to use salt on all the offerings as if to say that His covenant with us is eternal, sealed with salt.
Rejection at this ripe time in our lives can really stink. As we learn to move on after divorce, even the strongest of us can’t help but feel like we did something wrong when the person we loved and cared about, and spent our lives with as a partner, suddenly doesn’t want to be with us anymore.Although this choice is right for some women, others want a new next chapter that includes life with another partner. Two years ago, I wrote an article on why men should be emotionally honest with women. The article garnered more than 2,000 comments overnight, a number typically reserved for articles written by movie stars.When it comes to dating after 60, it often feels like women face a choice between intimacy and independence. Certainly, many of the women in the Sixty and Me community have pushed back whenever I have raised this topic. We all want love in our lives, no matter what age we are!The essential line to walk here is to get to know one another better so that you can make a responsible and informed decision about marriage, but without married in the process and without violating 1 Thessalonians 4's admonition not to defraud and mistreat one another.Let's look at how this stage might play out by considering some of the same issues we looked at for the early stage.