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  1. Does falling in love mid-life contribute to mid-life weight gain?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty If you start a relationship in your 50s, it may not be just changing hormones contributing to that fat around the middle!  It seems getting comfortable in a new relationship may also be partly to blame. 90 per cent of women put on weight when they settle down with a long term partner, with the average female gaining 16 lbs, a new survey has revealed. The study showed that a 56 per cent majority started to gain weight four to six months into the relationship; with most citing that this was when they reached the ‘comfy’ period. Romantic dinners for two Of the 1000 women surveyed 35 per cent cited an increase in cosy nights in as a key reason for their weight gain. One...
  2. Dating tips over 50. Planning your first date.

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    Dating Tips from Mary Balfour Field tested tips on setting the scene for that first date I’m Mary Balfour and my job is to help people fall in love! It can be quite tough out there for singles seeking a soul-mate in our crazy disconnected world. A lottery with few winners – as I know from my own personal experience. Quite different to the old days when your family and community lost no time in getting you matched and hitched. For 26 years now I’ve been helping singles find the solution to this dilemma through Drawing Down the Moon, which was the UK’s first personal dating agency. Also, with my Smart Dating book, videos, coaching, seminars and my internet site – www.grownupdating.com. I’m often asked about the...
  3. How Bridget Jones ‘Wobbly Bits’ can Help You Prepare for a New Relationship

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    Article by Jackie Walker After 7 years working in the field of relationships, starting with separation and divorce and now helping people navigate their relationship doldrums, rough seas or even to kick start a new relationship without fear or shame, I have created an e-programme. I’ve taken what I love most about the trainings I’ve done, the daily work I do, and translated it into everyday stories, practices and exercises.  My intention is to provide a great value product for you so that you can learn how to navigate your relationships – with yourself, your partner, family, friends and in business.  It means that this programme is a good fit with you whether you’re in a relationship or not! The basic starting point of any relationship is you.  You simply can’t have a relationship without you in it, can...
  4. Where have all the good men gone?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Where are all the good men? Are they in hiding? A question put to me by a single friend. Now in her 50s , divorced for five years, attractive , intelligent, she has gone through the rounds of internet dating, asking friends for introductions to any like candidates, joined various interest groups, yet found no one to form a relationship with. Her impression was that most of the men of her age were more interested in much younger partners, and those who were open seemed too troubled, only wanting to talk about and reflect on their own divorces.  Surely, she said, you must know SOMEONE you can introduce me too? I asked my husband to put his thinking cap on. While we could list countless single, normal, well balanced single female friends, we could...
  5. Are you Ready to Start Dating after Your Divorce in Your 50s

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Returning to dating in your 50s after a divorce can be daunting, especially after a long marriage.  The only one who will know if you are truly ready to start dating after a divorce is you, but here are some things to think about before embarking on that first date. 1. Are you ready to start dating after your divorce?  Take stock of your own emotions and what it is you really want by starting to date. What is it you want from a potential new relationship?  Are you lonely and think that dating again will help fill that void left by your ex-husband? If this is the case you may not be ready, as it will be extremely difficult for most people to meet your...
  6. Never Too Old to Love…..or Meet Your Soulmate

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    Article by Linda Evans In this extremely touching piece, Linda shows us that it’s possible to meet your soul mate at any age!  My widowed mother took a lover in her 71st year. It was to be a long and very passionate affair, one that I learnt about with far too many details and found out about when she first ‘stayed out all night’! That love affair was to redefine her in many ways. My father was a traditionalist. He felt a woman’s place was in the home, he didn’t like to travel, he didn’t encourage the intellectualism of women, (and he didn’t drink or eat fancy food either.) Her lover, a widower, had been a scientist, his wife had been one of the few women of her...
  7. Internet dating can work in your 50s, Karen shares her story

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    Article by Fabafterfifty How easy is it to meet someone in your 50s? Well, we’re happy to share a success story, where Karen in her 50s, tried internet dating and it worked for her, resulting in a happy marriage to John. Fabafterfifty asked Karen about her experience of online dating. Karen,  how long were you single? o About 3 years Had you tried dating generally before dating via the internet? o Yes.  What prompted you to try online dating? o Various friends had tried it and it seemed to be the “in” thing so I thought it was worth a go.  How would you describe your experience? o Interesting! I was amazed at the number of contacts one gets and the huge array of men – age, background, location, some of them were so interesting...
  8. Julia Macmillan: Fabafterfifty’s new dating expert

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    Article by Fabafterfifty It all started as a bit of a joke but the success of UK website Toyboywarehouse.com is no laughing matter as it prepares to go international. London artist and entrepreneur Julia Macmillan was getting bored with online dating so she set out to create a website that allowed her and thousands of other women to find, flirt and possibly create a future with younger men. The website, challenging the belief that the man should be older than the woman in a relationship hit the ground running with more than 700 people waiting to sign up as the site went live. Four years and 28,000 members later the website is being revamped for its international launch. In the beginning Julia couldn’t find a dating website she liked. She felt that the process...
  9. Kissing the Frog

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    Article by Jackie Walker Many moons ago I read the most glorious post  and followed up with one of my own in which I explored the concept of reversing the adage of kissing the frog which turns into a prince. I was grateful to a friend earlier this week for pointing me in the direction of a Daily Mail article which reported on a study suggesting that women will kiss 22 men, be in 4 relationships and have 5 broken hearts before they find Mr Right.  I’m no mathematician but if you’ve had 4 relationships, who provided the 5th broken heart – perhaps your teddy bear, primary school teacher or pop idol? My belief is that, we kiss many princes/esses who turn into frogs! Each person in their own right is...
  10. Internet dating over 50 the Dos and Donts

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     Louise Northwood Internet dating can be daunting at any age, but perhaps even more so over fifty if you are returning to dating or uncomfortable with the internet approach. Finding your partner online used to smack of desperation or worse sleaze, with more and more internet sites popping up daily internet dating is big business and an accepted part of today’s society. For every ten horror stories we hear there is one beautiful tale of romance flourishing from their fingertips. I know three brilliant couples in their fifties who have met and married after meeting on dating sites and clicking. Internet dating can be fun Internet dating is amazing fun, there are literally millions of users online at any time and you have the chance to talk to someone from virtually anywhere in the world. Internet dating is...
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