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5 Facts About Online Dating

March 13, 2017


Pew is at it again.  They have taken a break from all of their published research on the fallout of our presidential election and on current political trends, in order to focus on what really matters to people: online dating. This will have two benefits: First, it will, unlike politics, bring people together. Second, it […]

If You Smell Like A Member of the Guns and Dope Party, I Love You

September 25, 2014


A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other’s body odor.  During the study, […]

Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old: A Few Quickies for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2013


  For those of you who were starting think that my friend Susan had extricated herself from the maws of online dating, rest assured that she has only taken a small step back and has managed to keep her fingers mostly intact. She has had several email and phone conversations, only one of which has […]

Older Men, Younger Women: Fact or Unicorn?

February 28, 2012


Way back in time, before most people had ever heard of Harold Camping or Denny’s Maple Bacon Sundae, I wrote a post titled  “The Myth of Older Men Wanting Younger Women.”   I didn’t intend it to be a tired diatribe of how men over a certain age want young babes. What surprised me was not […]

Sex and the Sixty (Year Old) Pt 3

January 18, 2012


When Susan arranges her first meetings with men, she has to make sure she meets the right person.  This is because she has, on at least one occasion, had an entire conversation with the wrong person in a public place.  His wife, when she arrived, was not amused. Susan’s way of making sure that this […]

Sex and the Sixty (Year Old) Pt 1

January 16, 2012


Welcome to a five-part series of reposts, a veritable cornucopia of past drivel, a best of, a past hits, a test of quantum physics.  If all reality isn’t reality at all, and if everything is happening at the same time with no past, present, or future, then not only isn’t this a repost, the events portrayed are […]

The Myth of Older Men Wanting Younger Women

January 7, 2011


Ooooh, provocative blog title.  Life in the Boomer Lane can hear the heavy breathing of people lining up on either side of this debate that is so incendiary it will make you forget about bedbugs and J-Woww’s nude photo scandal.  So here goes: LBL has an ongoing disagreement with her friend Jean.  She insists that all […]

Your Very Own Virtual Dating Assistant

September 15, 2010


This month’s Marie Claire magazine informed Life in the Boomer Lane that successful professional women are paying ghost writers to communicate for them on dating sites like  Women who do this “tend to work a lot and do nice things for themselves.  They go to the spa.  They pay people to clean their house and […]