Alice Solomon: Find Your Love After 50
Aging Gratefully
Dr. Peter Brill

Episode 7 - Alice Solomon: Find Your Love After 50

At one time it was thought that if you were a single woman, 50 or older, your dating life was over. Nothing is further from the truth. According to our guest today, Alice Solomon, author of the book, Find The Love of Your Life After 50, it's just a matter of knowing how and taking the risk. Her book is filled with useful advice about how to find healthy relationships with men. She graduated from Wellesley College cum laude at the age of 50, then wrote the syndicated newspaper column, A Guide for Gorgeous Grandmas. She has her own radio show and is the author of two books on dating in later life. She has appeared on The Today Show and National Public Radio. "Being single stinks," she says. "A gal 50 to 70 lives with a companion for 35-40 years. Then he dies or leaves the marriage. He's gone, she's alone - supporting herself alone on half the income. If she does nothing about it she eventually becomes spiritually, intellectually, societally destroyed. Then her married friends disappear." Alice Solomon paints a gloomy picture. But then she tells women what to do about it. "You need courage. You need to be adventurous, open-minded, adaptable and flexible. Stop being so chummy with old friends. Be open to making new friends." In this spirited and enlightening interview women learn what to look for in cyberspace, where to go to find companionship, if there's such a thing as a perfect man and more of what they need to know in order to find the love of their life after 50.