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Dating, obsessing, and more...what is wrong with me

Is there something wrong with me? I haven't steadily dated in the last fourteen years since my divorce (I'm 44)...found someone but I am ruining already. [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Aug 3, 2014 - 14 answers

awkward sex question

I am interested in having sex with an older woman (late 60's). I am a younger male (50's) and my partner is obviously older, and hasn't had intercourse in a long time (many years). What should I expect in terms of the biology of things? I guess these are my questions: -will sex be the same as I remember it being with women my own age? -Will nature take care of the lubrication or should I be prepared with something else? -is an orgasm a realistic possibility? -Obviously we'll figure a lot of this out as we go, but I want to be sensitive to the possibility of things not working. -Any other thoughts, tips or experience? I want it to be enjoyable for her (me too of course) Thanks all!
posted by Blackcow167 on May 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Not getting older, getting better

What, in your experience, is the bright side of getting older? [more inside]
posted by rpfields on Jan 1, 2014 - 63 answers

What are the job prospects for people 50+?

I was continuously employed for almost 30 years. I never came close to being fired and was actively pursued by many companies in my field. Less than a year after my 50th birthday I was laid off. That was over 4 years ago and I have been unable to get even an interview since then. I feel like trying to find employment is becoming more futile as time passes. My question is "Have you heard of anybody over 50, out of work for over 4 years being hired in any field? If, as I suspect, the answer is no, then what are my options? I have worked freelance jobs in order to survive, but I have also used up all of my savings during this period. At this point I am way in debt, I have 2 kids going to college, I am unable to afford health insurance and my marriage hangs by a thread. I suffer from depression and my confidence in my skills has been severely shaken. I am not prepared to spend another 20 or 30 years in these circumstances, but what choice do I have?
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2013 - 20 answers

How can I deal with my friends getting older and turning into "adults"?

How can I deal with my friends getting older and turning into, for lack of a better term, "adults"? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Jul 10, 2013 - 39 answers

Older dog won't accept puppy

I have a 9 year old pitbull female. I've owned her all her life and she is very attached to me and other members of my family. She seems to remember some past abuse and is not friendly to strangers, especially men. She did get in a serious fight once, with my son's dog who normally she enjoys playing and swimming with. I bought a very young puppy and... [more inside]
posted by Kazimirovna on Jun 25, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I get the older version of Skype?

I'm looking for an older version with the search function of Skype users. I'm not sure what was the latest version with this function,but it seems no longer available to download it at this site. http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=93 Please help me with getting it. I really need the older one!
posted by mizukko on May 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Help, I sound like an intern.

How do I sound older (35+) on conference calls? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on May 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Graduation gift for close friend/older student?

One of my best friends is graduating soon from a MSN program. He is already well established in his career, but he took an opportunity to continue his education. He has decided to walk at the ceremony. The ceremony is out of town, and requires flying, not within driving distance. Because we love him and want to show our support, me and my family were planning on going to the ceremony, but the cost of the trip and the time off work is not really doable. Even if I went by myself, it is pretty expensive, so travel has been pretty much ruled out. We would like to get him a gift that would be meaningful and personal, since we can't be there to cheer him on. We thought about a small party, but that seems a little cheesy and routine. We would really like to do something special. Any ideas?
posted by flesti on Jan 11, 2013 - 4 answers

34 year old dating 20 year old -very confused

34 year old guy dating 20 year old girl - "robbing the cradle?" [more inside]
posted by avenue on Dec 8, 2012 - 88 answers

Will my parents hate Windows 8?

Will Windows 8 put my parents off computers for good? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Dec 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Birthday gift ideas needed

Birthday gift for 50 year-old gay male? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Nov 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Older elite athletes?

Does anyone know of any elite athletes who got a late start on their sport? In particular cyclists? (but really any sport) [more inside]
posted by Rinoia on Aug 4, 2012 - 26 answers

Need help regarding older guy and my daughter's online 'relationship'

My daughter's infatuated with her online friend who turns out to probably be MUCH older than she. Looking for guidance on handling this situation. [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Jul 18, 2012 - 49 answers

Ailing Father, Neglectful Stepmother, & a Confused Daughter

How do I address my father's illness, marital problems, and general malaise as a child who has long ago flown the coop and has no solid plans to return to her hometown? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on Jun 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Where to meet single men (besides dating sites)

What male-dominated activities would be good venues for meeting single men? I'm a single 43-year-old woman, and not interested in the bar scene. [more inside]
posted by lex6819 on Jun 5, 2012 - 75 answers

A younger man dating an older woman

A 26 year old guy, dating a 31 year old woman, is it okay? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Jun 3, 2012 - 75 answers

Will there be long term issues with dating/marrying someone 13 years older than me?

What long-term issues arise with marrying an older man? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Feb 18, 2012 - 56 answers

I really really like him. But should I tell him?

I have a crush on my brother's roommate. I was going to tell him this, but... [more inside]
posted by dean_deen on Jan 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Do I keep dating this guy?

Do I keep dating this guy? [more inside]
posted by dolce_voce on Dec 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Man eight years younger than woman. Will this work?

Relationships in which the woman is older (8 years). Will this work for us? Do you know any couples like this? Advice? Please share. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Dec 7, 2011 - 55 answers

Email solution for an older person with (minor) dementia.

My grandma has been socially reliant on email for a decade or so now -- she emails her sister, her children, and her grandchildren. She's pretty deaf, so emails have been an especially good way of keeping in touch, as none of us live near her these days. Unfortunately, she's forgetting things now (she's 93), so what used to be possible for her now seems less so. What to do? [more inside]
posted by feckless on Nov 19, 2011 - 10 answers

We'd like to be better at working with older adults.

I work in a research lab that is transitioning from working with young adult populations to working with 60 year old and up adults. Most people in the lab who don't have experience with older adults (myself included) are finding the transition frustrating and difficult at times. Can you recommend some resources to help us work better with older adults? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Older working adults in media?

I have recently started a research project about people who establish careers in media late in life. I would like to find people who started media companies or started public or management roles in media late in life and interview them, but I am having trouble finding leads. Can you signpost me? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 14, 2011 - 1 answer

I don't want to look too much like The Mom, you know?

Let's assume you are a 50-ish Lady who's wardrobe has diminished lately. What you you wear to a nice summer outdoor wedding when you don't own a lot of formal stuff and want to sharpen up your wardrobe from office-drab anyway? Where can you find these things? What places should you look? Whom should you listen to for advice? In short, what do stylish Over-50 Ladies wear to their various traditional and non family events on a budget? Ideally in New York?
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Advice for Sleeping Beauty with Atrophied Wings

Older women, younger men; is there hope for a sleeping beauty? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Oct 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Hair care scare, quarrelsome curl question!

Hair-care newb wonders about longer styles for mature men with wild curls - what product to get, how to use it, and should I even? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Sep 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I project confidence when I look so young?

I look young. What are some techniques to ensure that I am taken seriously in professional situations? [more inside]
posted by franc.o.bolos on Jun 27, 2010 - 32 answers

Does he?

Dating advice for someone who hasn't really dated. *long winded, sorry* [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Boo Hiss

Bringing a "cat of a certain age" into the home of a much younger cat. [more inside]
posted by Kloryne on May 10, 2010 - 4 answers

I love you to dear, but my high score is still there!

Best online game recommendations for females and males over the age of 35? There is a huge selection of games, but most aren't that good. What games do you recommend that both can compete and enjoy? Free and online is good, free and downloadable for travelling is awesome! [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

When to break out the feliway

How long should I expect a 4-year-old cat to hide when a 6-month-old kitten is introduced to her house? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for musical role models

Help me find info on musicians who got their start at later-than-typical ages (especially over 40, especially women). [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Jan 28, 2010 - 10 answers

We adopted a Rott!

We just adopted a rescue Rottweiler and we couldn't be happier. When we bring her home on Monday, I want to be completely prepared. Please help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by msali on Dec 12, 2009 - 21 answers

Jobs for Older People

What are Good Jobs for Older People? [more inside]
posted by simpleton on Dec 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Solo Traveling for older women in/around Korea?

My mom is nearing 60 and is thinking about going back to her home country to travel alone. I'm all for it but it also worries the heck out of me! I wonder if there are any "older" korean women travel groups that she might be able to hook up with...and what the pros/cons are. Are there any places out there that she should particularly stay away from? I could just be overprotective here... but would love to hear any input about solo/group traveling in / around korea and whether there are any travel groups for older women. :) TIA!!!
posted by Jujee on Oct 26, 2009 - 19 answers

Please recommend articles, essays or books about aging.

Please recommend articles, essays or books about aging. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

how did you feel when you turned 40?

How did you feel when you turned 40? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on May 24, 2009 - 30 answers

Maybe not so silly, but still conflicted :/

Okay, it's me, back again with yet more break-up/move out questions. If you guys get tired of me asking these just let me know, I'll quit. Details inside... ugh... [more inside]
posted by big open mouth on Mar 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Younger teacher, older students.

I'm going to be teaching a business class and I'll be at least 10 years younger than any of my students. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Help my fiance look older for his interview!

Help my fiance look a little older for his interview! [more inside]
posted by farfaraway on Feb 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Collegiate Harold and Maude

What do women think of younger men (while in college)? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Oct 31, 2008 - 35 answers

How can an older student without a psychology background get into a psychology PhD program?

As a (somewhat) older student, how can I best prepare to get into a clinical psychology PhD program? [more inside]
posted by sobriquet on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

How to photograph the elderly to be not just flattering but to show fitness and health?

I've been commissioned to take photos of a 70 year old nutritionist and her husband, showing them "as fit and healthy as possible." Can you offer advice on how to do it and what to charge? [more inside]
posted by andihazelwood on Apr 23, 2008 - 20 answers

Hey Mrs. Robinson!

I'm considering marrying a woman who just turned 37 and I'm 28, which actually puts us at 8 years and some months apart in age. I would like to know if anyone has experience in a marriage that's older woman/younger man type. [more inside]
posted by gmodelo on Apr 3, 2008 - 26 answers

How do I cope with being in love with an older man?

I am very much falling for a (much) older man. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 - 26 answers

Stop the Butterflies!

So he's younger, I'm older. We are good friends.. we have fun.. but I find myself falling in love with him. There are many reasons to not let myself do it, so how do I stop those butterflies? [more inside]
posted by TerraM on Oct 16, 2007 - 23 answers

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”

How can an older college student integrate with younger classmates? [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Sep 16, 2007 - 51 answers

How to figure out potential of a relationship

After dating a man nearing the age of 50 who still rents a small apt, spends most of his money on trips and booze and seeing he still wants significant time with the boys partying, and boating, I guess my question is this: is this guy pretty much an overgrown teenager who will never settle down? In other words: is he a confirmed bachelor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2007 - 69 answers

insurance for older homes

Owners of older homes - from whom do you get your homeowners' insurance? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on May 4, 2007 - 19 answers

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