Dating mating and relating

Even though you don’t need the census bureau to tell you there are scads of single women and men (of all preferences btw) still longing for love, let’s start with some facts: Chances of staying married 20 years or longer is still about 50/50 for both genders. It means if you’re single at age 35 and beyond, the available pool is back to what it was in our early to mid-20’s!

No wonder there’s a boom in baby boomer dating, mating, and relating!

Maybe we think we’ve never been good at this stuff.

Maybe there’s a long, awful track record of heartache and pain.

We might feel wounded by life and the reality of circumstances.

And we’re afraid the landscape has changed in ways we don’t understand.

Other key ways of establishing trust include: Doing the opposite of any of these can diminish or destroy trust. Instead, first get them to talk more about it to make sure they mean what you think they mean you may be jumping to conclusions.

After all, we don’t have the same naivete we possessed as young 20-somethings just starting out.

I’ll share some good stuff that will cost you only the time to read.

Of course, you can READ about things and TRY STUFF til you’re worn out.

On the other hand, if one person keeps sharing at a more intimate level and the other doesn't reciprocate, the person sharing may stop being so intimate and may move to a more superficial level.

The person has been testing and if the conversational partner doesn't reciprocate, the partner fails the intimacy test and the sharing person may lose interest in pursuing the relationship at any deeper level.

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