Nov 052017
 
Apples and Oranges:  Mature Single Orange Tangles with Apple

Steve Jobs has been dead since 2011 and he’s messing with my love life. Jobs invented Apple; like many other non-geniuses, I am an orange. And I’m still looking for my “media naranja”—my “half orange”/partner/soul mate to make beautiful fruit salad together. I was made aware of Job’s power over me this past Mother’s Day. […]

Sep 102017
 
Boomers in Bed-Libido, Love, and LTRs

There’s an aspect of my current state as a boomer mature single that is distinctly inconvenient —my libido. In theory, sex is all men ever want and I should be handing out numbers like a deli counter. If you’re looking for the whole package—libido plus LTR—life is more complicated. (We’re not counting the twenty-eight-old aspiring […]

Sep 032014
 
THE SENATE SINGALONG, THE MATURE SINGLE, AND SEX

As a music-loving mature single, I’ve danced and sung along in sweaty dives, badly lit blues bars, crowded clubs, and other typical live music venues. Last week, I abandoned the blues bars and boomer Meetups for two unusual sing-alongs–an informal singalong group that meets after services at Congregation Kol Emeth and to a Beatles Shabbat […]

Jul 162014
 
9/11 and Music in the Park:  Mature Single in Manhattan Chapter 4

The day after my daughter’s graduation, we’re walking through Washington Square Park, in the heart of Greenwich Village, which has become my favorite new place. I can so imagine myself living here—a Manhattan mature single–in a Village loft, going to coffee dates in funky cafes like Annie Hall, living my own Manhattan romance (without Woody […]

Jul 082014
 
BOOMERS AND LITTLE OLD LADIES--MATURE SINGLE IN MANHATTAN-CHAPTER 3

Strolling the streets of the West Village of Manhattan is an eye-filling experience for this mature single. After years of marriage, divorce, and mature singlehood in Silicon Valley, at least some of the variety of human beings I’m seeing are not software engineers, hardware geeks, or programmers. A whole new cast of characters, lots of […]

Jun 182014
 
Too Old to Party? The Mature Single in Manhattan--Chapter 1

I’m in Manhattan—a divorced mature single—here in New York for my daughter’s college graduation. It’s the day before the graduation, and I’m in a club in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, surrounded by twenty-somethings. I’m the only boomer-age person in the room. The Gen-Y D.J. has the volume turned up to assault levels—the walls […]

May 222014
 
Dying before Lunch:  The Mature Single, Medicine, and Meetings with Mortality

Our least favorite topics? Death and taxes. if faced with only these two alternatives, I’ll take taxes. Boomers don’t believe in death. Committed to our longevity, Fitbits attached, we’ll do whatever it takes to avoid the very last lifecycle event–like children playing hide-and-seek by covering their eyes. Meetings with mortality wait in the wings for […]

May 042014
 
SEX, SCIENCE, AND THE MATURE SINGLE:  THEY BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

As mature single Boomers, we depend on science to help us understand the inner workings of our brains, improve our health and extend our lives. We’re not asking for much—we just want to live at least 100 years—if not forever—in terrific health and vitality with a hot sex life while Fitbit monitors us 24/7. But […]

Apr 272014
 
SINGLE AT THE SEDER-WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT?

Those displays of oddly shaped products that as you started to see in the supermarket a few weeks ago– matzo, Manischewitz wine, jars of matzo balls and gefilte fish? They’re for Passover–the major Jewish holiday that features two Seders. The Seders are combined religious services/dinners where people read The Haggadah to experience the story of […]

Mar 162014
 
MATURE SINGLES MEET WOODY ALLEN AND JANE AUSTEN IN JERUSALEM

Are you an atheist, or a Boomer metrosexual, macho, or feminist who can’t tell a hamsa from a handshake, and thinks all things Israeli are the height of political incorrectness? But if you’re a mature single, you have a lot in common with singles with whom you think you have nothing in common. Let’s take […]