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Dating: The Soft Breakup

November 9, 2014

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  Human beings have always had a hard time finding the “right” person. Back in prehistory, a lot of potential relationships were ruined by the untimely demise of a prospective mate, due to being eaten by large out-of-control mammals. The unsuspecting (and single) ones who survived were often hunted down and captured by singles on […]

The Case Against Marriage

April 7, 2014

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  Mickey Rooney, deceased as of this week, was known as much for being a serial husband (eight marriages) as he was for his long, legendary career as an actor. Rooney’s death got Life in the Boomer Lane to put down her can of salted cashew nuts and start thinking. How was it possibly that […]

Online Dating: A Joke Without A Punchline?

January 24, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s cup runneth over. Actually both of her cups have been runnething over ever since menopause, but that is another matter entirely. This time, she is referring to a plethora (that means three, in this case) of single women who are sharing their online missives with her. She will start with […]

The Evolution of Wooing 1993-2013

September 20, 2013

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The September issue of Elle Magazine (“Our Biggest Fashion Issue Ever! 650+ pages of approximately 1200 models who, all together, weigh less than this magazine!”) has an article titled “The Evolution of Wooing,” in which it details how the art of wooing has changed from 1993-1913.   1993: The world is a cold, heartless place, […]

The Perks of Online Dating After 50: A Guest Post from eHarmony Canada

February 27, 2013

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    My Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old posts got the attention of eHarmony Canada, who requested equal time.  I’m happy to give it because, in spite of what I write about Susan’s misadventures in the dating world, I believe that online dating works.  I, along with countless other formerly single people, found love online.  I’m also […]

Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old: Evolution Has Come to This

January 26, 2013

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It’s believed that humans originated about 200,000 years ago in the Middle Paleolithic period.  According to Wikipedia, they began to experience “full behavioral modernity” about 50,000 years ago. Susan, in joining a new dating site, has apparently discovered a pool of Homo Sapiens Sapiens who managed to avoid the shift to full behavioral modernity.  Fortunately, I’m […]

Sex and the Sixty (Year Old): eSmarmony

January 15, 2013

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In an effort to stay off the online dating sites, my friend Susan decided to sell her condo, move into an apartment, furnish the entire apartment, and start hosting dinner parties.  After awhile, though, she ran out of spaces to decorate and got sick of eating leftover salmon.  She was forced to go revisit the […]