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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.

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    • Relationships

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.

    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!



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    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
    Sex Talk

    Sex Talk

    Laura talks with Sandy, who shares how communication set the stage for her second ‘first time,’ and Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, and a leading advocate for communicating about women’s sexual health. Then she debunks myths about male sexual health with Dr. Arthur Burnett, a surgeon and scientist whose research led to the development of Viagra. Finally, Laura learns about communication, intimacy and adult toys with Kathryn Ellis, an occupational therapist and sexuality counselor.



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



    Read a transcript.



    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.

    • 38 min
    Things We Do For Love

    Things We Do For Love

    Laura talks with Steven, who tries bonding with his partner’s vicious dog even as their marriage hits the rocks; Jamie, who offers to share her home with an unlikely housemate; and Jenevieve, who throws practicality aside to summon the online dating spirits.



    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.

    • 32 min
    Flying Solo

    Flying Solo

    Host Laura Stassi talks with New Yorker Dennis, who doesn’t want to give up the single life. Maybe he’s waiting for the perfect woman to finally become available? Then there’s Michele in Washington, D.C. Despite successfully connecting people in her large professional and social circles, she hasn’t made a romantic connection for herself. Finally, life coach Amy Schoen says people who want to couple up need to be intentional in thought and actions.



    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
    Starting All Over Again

    Starting All Over Again

    Host Laura Stassi attends her 40th high school reunion, where her former classmates open up about their own love lives and dating strategies. Then, she revisits a man she went on a date with to get schooled on online dating as well as the “three-date” rule. Finally, she gleans inspiration from a couple who met at the apartment building where they both live.



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



    Read a transcript of this episode.



    Email Laura with your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wamu.org.



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

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

blind-widdow ,

Hope renewed!

Widowed 13 years. Love this positive straight talk about every aspect of starting again, so thanks.

Maud20 ,

Love this podcast!

Yes, it’s about dating and connecting as we grow older, but it’s also about navigating life and love after death or divorce. Laura is great.

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