I can never be happy to see a marriage ending. When I saw that Al and Tipper Gore were splitting up after 40 years of marriage, I both wanted to comment on it and wanted to avoid anyone commenting crassly based on political leanings. They were a passionately married couple whose example was before a nation during the Political Conventions with their famous “seal the deal with a kiss” kiss. I loved it.
40 years of marriage is a wonderful track record.
There are also those who read this who will be inclined to comment that because they are divorcing, their marriage “failed.” When you have been married for 40 years, you will be qualified to make that comment but not until.
40 years is a marvelous relationship. And as so many baby boomers can attest, Al and Tipper grew apart and want to move into different directions with their lives. Many single boomer like Al and Tipper find themselves single again after many years of married life, having children and raising children together, after their careers reach stages of maturity, they find themselves wanting different things for next phase of their lives. And they divorce. Thus, leaving both of them single boomers again in their early 60s.
Dating Lessons for 1st Wave Boomers
Boomer Dating Tip #1 – Target Your Age Group
Many of the 1st wave of Baby Boomer singles are grandparents. One of the ways singles in that age group or wanting to date that age group can position themselves to meet single grandparents is to go socialize at the locations where grandparents bring their grandchildren: McDonalds especially during the summer time when the children are off from school.
It used to be that the social beliefs and mores only favored older men dating younger women. Well, this is the 21st century. No longer to are the single women being preached to that their dating options are so limited with few single men their own age. Who buys that false adage anymore? You can be a Cougar if you want to or just simply date men who might be only a few years younger than you. For both the baby boomer single women and the single men, it’s up to you and what you want. Go for it when it comes to finding last love!
Boomer Dating Tip #3 – Keep an Open Mind About Race and Ethnicity
Interracial marriage is in the White House. No longer is marrying across races and ethnic groups taboo. It still has it’s challenges, but you can even find cultural challenges between a Yankee and a Southern and within couples who are in different generations. Communication is key in a romantic relationship. When you date and court across cultures, races, and ethnic groups you ensure that you will have to surface a lot of the communication topics with homogeneous couples don’t surface until months into their relationship. Often then your relationship foundation is quite strong because you two have been doing so as your couple habits from the start of your courtship.
No matter what your age, when you want love and you give love, you can find and build lasting love. Be open to it and other people.
Happy Dating and Relationships,
Dating and Relationship Expert