Single and over sixty: solitude or sorrow?

I've recently had the chance to speak with several over-60-year-old men, and women, about relationships, being single, loneliness. Well, okay, some of these were dates. Some were laughter over dates. Some were thought provoking, others broke my heart. We all handle being alone differently. Many of the women I know who are single seem happy…

How will I know?

Oh, sometimes I hate being a grownup. See, when you're a kid, you can spend hours gazing off into the distance and dreaming romantic dreams of life with your dreamboat, think about hours spent together, laughing as you walk along some mountain trail or canoeing down some whitewater river together. I remember spending hours and…

Connecting with a romantic partner

Had a recently met fellah tell me that he was amazed at all the wonderful women out in the world and that he wondered if men were keeping up. Answer: no. I believe there are so many wonderful women out on the dating sites because you men are NOT keeping up. You might look at…

Now Accepting Submissions for our 2013-2014 Theme Issue: Love and Sex

Now Accepting Submissions for our 2013-2014 Theme Issue: Love and┬áSexPosted on July 2, 2013 by PRISM internationalDear writers,We are now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and translation for our Love and Sex theme issue. By love we mean romantic love, unromantic love, familial love, unrequited love, lost love, love of a friend, love…

“Sex is a word count” Lilly Cain

Often, in a gathering of writers (what IS the proper collective noun? A scrawl of writers? A clattering of writers? A thesaurus of writers?), wisdoms shared expand to more global proportions. Yesterday I was thrilled to attend the Romantic Writers of Atlantic Canada's event on publishing your first novel. As with the mystery writers I…

Fresh Ideas in Dating and Writing

Those of you who know me well know that I've been having my adventures in the over 50 dating circuit. It's madness out there. Seriously. If your marriage has even a whisper of hope, and there's no abuse going on, take it from me and do what you can to stick out the dry spells.…

Pulling a mate from a candy machine

Okay, I know my kids don't want me writing about this. So they should perhaps skip this post entirely. I just read Anne Lamott's excellent article in Salon.com about her year on Match.com :http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/my_year_on_match_com/ I could identify with it all. The men who are not as described, the ones who never call again, the ones…

The sweet sweet challenge of finding that perfect partner

I know, I've written about this before. Why is it that of this lineup, Weird Al is the one who appeals to me most? Obviously I have an unusual requirement list, but chiefly among those is a fine sense of the ridiculous, even in oneself. Oh, Weird Al, where ARE you, man? Come sing a…

Canada Writes – How to date a writer: Heather O’Neill

Canada Writes - How to date a writer: Heather O'Neill.

Amy Webb’s book on online dating and how to win at it…

http://www.thestar.com/life/valentinesday/2013/02/11/valentines_day_how_amy_webb_gamed_online_dating_to_find_her_true_love.html Hmm. Might have to have a look...