WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
AGING BABY BOOMERS LEARN 21st CENTURY DATING RULES
Every decade of a monogamous marriage produces layers of rust on unused dating skills. Not a concern ... until those marriages end and newly-single Baby Boomers want to get back into the dating game.
To start, accumulated rust has to be scrubbed away. After the scrubbing is done, we have to learn 21st century dating rules. Whew!
Let's reminisce about 20th century rules - way, way back when formerly long-married boomers last dated. Then, men initiated everything from first dates (that they paid for) to marriage proposals. Women waited for landline, corded phones to ring and either said 'yes' or 'no' to invitations. Do we still think those were 'the good old days?'
Boomers who are skilled in 21st century dating give mostly positive reviews. Overall, men feel a sense of relief. They applaud women making the first moves and appreciate their sharing costs of dates. Increasingly, boomer women enjoy 'the power' of initiating - when our overtures are accepted. We are not fond of rejections. Who is?
Generally speaking, homosexual dating rules have always been more egalitarian than heterosexual rules.
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