Bonus Content

When a Helper Needs Help

When a Helper Needs Help

What do you do to get yourself back up after disappointment, anger, frustration ....? For me, it's going for a jog -- the slower and sweatier, the better! Get in in touch and tell me your tricks.     LAURA STASSI I love doing this show. But I confess, there...

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(Encore) Boomerang Love

(Encore) Boomerang Love

Have you reconnected with someone from your past? LAURA STASSI   I'm Laura Stassi, and this is Dating While Gray: The Grown-Up’s Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships. Okay, who hasn't gone online to try to find a flame from our younger years? But taking the next step...

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(Encore) Unexpected Love

(Encore) Unexpected Love

Get out your hankies! Three heartwarming stories of finding love when it was least expected ...   LAURA STASSI:   00:06 This is “Dating While Gray: The Grown-up’s Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships.” I'm Laura Stassi. And if you need some inspiration because...

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When a Helper Needs Help

The Only Ring Is From A Phone

A reality dating game show/podcast ... are YOU game? Here's the application for Hang Up. Let me know if you decide to apply!   LAURA STASSI About a year or so ago, I sent a LinkedIn request to a bigwig at PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Their podcast network,...

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(Encore) Clicking, Swiping, Boosting, Super Liking

(Encore) Clicking, Swiping, Boosting, Super Liking

This week, we're revisiting an episode from pandemic days .... because even though online dating can be confounding and frustrating, it remains a tempting option for a lot of older singles.     SPEAKER 1: 00:07 Online, everybody's talking about online dating. I...

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When a Helper Needs Help

Finding Home

How many "permanent" moves have you made since turning 50? I've had three -- so far. In my mid-50s, after a coinciding marital split and house sale, I landed at an apartment to get my single bearings. Two and a half years later, I bought a townhouse, where I lived for...

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(Encore) Making Moves

(Encore) Making Moves

Laura talks with Carson, whose change in relationship status sparks a cross-country move. Then, Laura hears from unlucky-in-love Albert, who wonders if it makes sense to re-establish himself somewhere other than his longtime hometown to find what he’s looking for,...

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When a Helper Needs Help

Not All Who Wander …

I am totally hooked on HGTV's reality show "House Hunters International" -- but I don't have the confidence (or sense of direction!) to put any plans in motion. Stephanie, on the other hand, is living around the globe after a divorce and retirement. Thanks to episode...

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(Encore) The Older Brain on Love

(Encore) The Older Brain on Love

Remember the PSA that aired on TV for years, with the egg and the frying pan: This is your brain, this is drugs, this is your brain on drugs? It seems like love can be a lot like that, too, even when we’re older. Why? For answers, we turn to perhaps the premier expert...

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When a Helper Needs Help

Tell Meredith Goldstein All About It

As a columnist for the Boston Globe and host of the podcast Love Letters, Meredith Goldstein has been dishing out advice for years. Maybe it's time to turn the tables? My interview with her kicks off Speed Dating While Gray season. When I interviewed Meredith, she was...

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One Love, Two Homes

One Love, Two Homes

Live Apart Together relationships -- a growing number of older couples are in them, and women are leading the drive. The couple pictured on the episode page? Here's the story they shared with me: "My partner and I call my place the Summer Palace  because it's light...

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Smoke … and Mirrors

Smoke … and Mirrors

The Golden Bachelor couple has called it quits! Did you see it coming? I have thoughts. So do listeners. But first, it's almost 4/20, the international get-high holiday in honor of marijuana. Just in time, I chat with Dr. Peter Grinspoon, author of  "Seeing Through...

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Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall

Yes, I cribbed the episode title from a recent flick. But when listener Crystal asks me for relationship advice -- and, both she and partner Dave are willing to be interviewed -- well, listen for yourself and see if "fall" means "fail." Do you think Crystal and Dave...

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Love Is A Family Affair

Love Is A Family Affair

Sydney helps mom Jennifer navigate the dating apps. Widower Herb offers daughter Jen tips for a successful long-term relationship, even as bad timing keeps him apart from his longtime love. Both stories prove that the ties that bind us need not be restrictive. They...

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(Encore) Dyeing To Be Dateable

(Encore) Dyeing To Be Dateable

For some of us, It’s spring break. Dating While Gray producer Steve Lack is away for a conference and networking event.  Me, I’m screwing up my courage … to get back on the dating apps. After nine months in a new city, don’t you think it’s time? I vow to give it a...

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Does the number 1 rule in real estate value also apply to finding new love? Hometown dating field reports are filed by listeners including Marina, in Denmark’s capital city; and relational coach Diana Lockett, in a ruggedly scenic part of Canada. (Photo on Episode...

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Maybe I Do

Maybe I Do

Listener Stacy is mulling over a marriage proposal. History and tradition suggest that’s the ultimate romantic expression. But at our age, does it make financial sense? For help answering that question, Laura calls on two experts: certified financial planner Colette...

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Sex On My Mind

Sex On My Mind

Maybe we’re doing it, maybe we’re not. Maybe we want to, maybe we don’t. We might be thinking about it … On this episode, intimacy coach Anna Marti offers insights for all of us, plus Cate and other listeners share their concerns. Anna Marti book recommendation: "A...

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Long Leap to Love

Long Leap to Love

When it comes to finding love or making a commitment, is there ever an expiration date? Laura talks with Julie, who’s been on the dating market for almost a quarter-century. Then she checks in with Clyde and Trish, who’ve chosen the slow road despite instant...

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Revisiting That Other Reality Dating Show

Revisiting That Other Reality Dating Show

What happens when a journalist covering the older-dating beat tries to get real about a TV show? Listeners weigh in with their opinions – about The Golden Bachelor and also, everything that Dating While Gray host Laura Stassi said about it for Slate’s recap podcast....

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Dating in Real Life

Dating in Real Life

In this new episode to kick off 2024, longtime dating coach Damona Hoffman offers practical and optimistic insights from her book, “F the Fairy Tale: Rewrite the Dating Myths and Live Your Own Love Story.” Plus, listeners share their true stories about the search for...

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