Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60

Rutgers Univ. Jan. 2023. 316p. ed. by Nan Bauer-Maglin & Daniel E. Hood. ISBN 9781978827264. $24.95. SELF-HELP
This volume has more than 40 stories about dating and relationships for anyone over age 60. Stories are written from the perspective of 32 women and 13 men; most were by singles with four articles from couples. Contributors range in age from 59 to their 90s; all are professionals, such as academics and writers. Included are perspectives from individuals who’ve used online dating services, a matchmaker, or other means. The volume is composed of two parts: looking for love and what happens when a person finds someone. Among the topics explored: dating and expectations after widowhood, sex, how dating has changed since one’s younger days, and deciding not to be in a relationship. The editors also point out how longing for companionship never wanes, even with age.
VERDICT This is not a how-to-date volume but one exploring different viewpoints for consideration. Best suited for a general audience of a certain age.
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