11 episodes

When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older. From WAMU.

Dating While Gray WAMU

    • Relationships
    • 4.3, 332 Ratings

When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older. From WAMU.

    Sage Advice

    Sage Advice

    Laura talks with writer Sophy Burnham, who offers romance insights based on her decades of personal experience. Then Laura gets relationship advice from Leora Hoffman, an attorney-turned- matchmaker who built her business while finding a partner for herself. Listeners phone in with their own advice about love before Laura speaks with marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas. Her books “Calling In The One” and “Conscious Uncoupling” help people make romantic connections, or lovingly end them.

    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.

    Read a transcript of this episode.

    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).

    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 36 min
    This Is Me

    This Is Me

    Laura talks with Rev. Joani Peacock, who made a personal discovery around the time her marriage ended. She’s confident in herself -- but that doesn’t mean it’s easier to date. Then Laura sits down with Giselle, who found acceptance only after letting go of a long-held secret. Finally, while we’re all social distancing, Laura checks in with Ann, who’s found a creative way to be her true self and keep the spark alive in a long-distance romance.

    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.

    Read a transcript of this episode.

    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).

    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 32 min
    Brand New Day

    Brand New Day

    Laura talks with Maxine, who lived most of her life as a self-described “alpha male” until the day things just clicked. Then Laura sits down with The Naked Truth author Leslie Morgan Steiner. Leslie describes how she reclaimed her sexuality after her gray divorce, and teaches Laura how to open her eyes to the possibilities of making romantic connections. Laura also learns about making connections despite physical distancing from listeners like Robert, who gave virtual speed dating a go.


    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.


    Read a transcript of this episode.


    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).


    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 37 min
    Custom-Built Commitment

    Custom-Built Commitment

    Laura talks with legendary women’s college basketball coach Elaine Elliott, whose commitment to her partner endured long after the romance was over. Then, Norm and Jeanne share the story of how they built a solid partnership without mentioning the “C” word. Finally, Laura sits down with public radio icon Diane Rehm, who put her own modern spin on a traditional choice.

    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.

    Read a transcript of this episode.

    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).

    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 37 min
    Money Talk

    Money Talk

    Laura talks with Ken, who’s reluctant to date after feeling financially burned in his marriage; accountant and financial planner Colette Kolanko, who says we can find creative and loving ways to talk about money with a future partner; and Bob and Marge, who merged their lives without blending bank accounts.



    Note: In response to COVID-19, the Dating While Gray team is working from home. New episodes of the show will be released every other Thursday for the foreseeable future. Stay safe and wash your hands!



    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.



    Read a transcript of this episode.



    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).



    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 33 min
    The Pursuit Of Love

    The Pursuit Of Love

    Laura talks with Evamarie about the discovery that leads her to try online dating; Mark, whose search for love after devastating loss feels more urgent and also, elusive; and Girard, who gains romantic clarity after a health crisis.



    Like the show on Facebook and follow Laura Stassi on Twitter.



    Read a transcript of this episode.



    Contact Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org or 202-895-GRAY (4729).



    Support Dating While Gray by donating to WAMU, or becoming a member: wamu.org/donate.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
332 Ratings

332 Ratings

Marea Canseeyah ,

What happened to the Pod Cast??

I love this podcast but where did it go?? Last episode aired in May:(

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Laura, host of the Dating While Gray podcast, highlights all aspects of relationships and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

JustStephanie ,

Great listen

I really enjoyed this podcast! It’s good to hear how other 50+ people are handling their singlehood. I look forward to more episodes

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