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.Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PlayAlso available on the NPROne app and the WUNC appLike the podcast on Facebook and follow Laura on Twitter. You can also email her at email@example.com.Support this and other shows from North Carolina Public Radio here.About Laura Stassi00000178-140d-ddcb-affb-d6ed62ee0000Laura is the creator and host of Dating While Gray. She is the author of several non-fiction books for young readers, and an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Health.mil, The Washington Post and other outlets. The mother of two grown children, Laura is a dedicated jogger along the trails of Reston, Virginia, where she lives with her mutt, Jade.
Love In The Stars
Laura’s a Scorpio, and she reads her horoscope every morning for fun. But is there more to astrology than sun signs, and can it help us make romantic connections? | Support this show with a donation to wunc.org/give. Share your gray dating stories and questions with Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who hasn’t done a little digging to find a flame from our younger years? But Laura discovers that it's taking the next step to reach out when things can get a little complicated. | Support this show with a donation at wunc.org/give. Share your gray dating stories and questions with Laura at email@example.com.
Love After Loss
After meeting a widower who seems anxious to jump from first date to happily ever after, Laura wonders how losing a partner to death impacts the search for new love. | Support this show at wunc.org/give. Share your stories and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intimacy Changes As The Body Ages
Laura has a special treat for listeners: an introduction to a podcast she thinks you'll really enjoy. It's called Embodied. In this episode, host Anita Rao examines her own anxiety about how intimacy changes as the body ages. | Support these shows at wunc.org/give.
The Kids Are Alright
Parenting and dating are two words we may not be comfortable hearing in the same sentence, even if “little ones” are all grown up. Laura explores how gray daters are juggling personal needs and desires with parental obligations.
Dating Across Differences
Research shows daters 50 and older are more likely than younger ones to say it’s very important that online dating profiles include race and political affiliation. Laura wonders if being too specific about race, religion or politics leads to overlooking some solid romantic options.
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I’m not quite 50 yet, but the advice, stories and wisdom in this podcast is truly sound. It’s by far one of my favorite podcasts and I listen to many. The honesty, humor and advice applies to anyone seeking a true relationship or who just wants to learn about human nature. I look forward to each new podcast every week. Well done!
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I absolutely love this podcast, and have listened to it since its inception. It’s relevant, timely, and beautifully done… so sensitive, and so real. As a 70+ woman who’s lived through so many of these experiences, I have to say that it rings true, and that it’s truly therapeutic for all of us who listen. THANK YOU, Laura!