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 Dating After 50  :  Negotiating the Minefields of Mid-Life Romance  (Best Half of Life Series)

Dating After 50 : Negotiating the Minefields of Mid-Life Romance (Best Half of Life Series)

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Rating: 1 stars
Summary: Was She Rollerblading When She WroteThis?
Review: Dr. Romm's monograph constitutes nothing more than just a conglomeration of banal rantings that have been, in all probability, dictated while she engaged in some mind-numbing activity. It is highly reiterative of "Guerrilla Dating" published in the early 90's. It is sad that her vulgar self-marketing campaign, e.g. salsa dancing, personal ads, constitutes a list of frenetic activities designed for those who cannot make any meaningful personal connections in their quotidian lives. Instead, it is proposed they go to activities, not for intrinsic interest, but as a means of luring a catch. The most tragic suggestion is Dr. Romm's proposal of a dehumanizing tickler file specifying such parameters as the name of date, general impression, and future contact. Along these lines, she should have incorporated results of relevant blood titers or annual income. It is of question that if she were so successful in her dating strategy, why does she still "appreciate" her intermittently silent Nordic partner. Excuse me, but where is the mention of love and meaningful joining of spirits? Do not waste your money on this silly pap.

Rating: 2 stars
Summary: I sure do wish this was a better book!
Review: Since many of my clients are indeed over 50, I had high hopes for Sharon Romm's *Dating After 50: Negotiating the Minefields of Midlife Romance* Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Despite the author's professional background (psychiatry) and personal dating experience (an active date search with 751 responses before meeting her now-boyfriend), I found her suggestions tedious, simplistic, and depressing. Her orientation towards the reader's search is so cautious and wary that I even felt a little frightened. Maybe that's where the *minefields* of the title came from. Granted, mate searching at any age has it's difficulties, but finding a Sweetheart doesn't have to be as hard as the author alludes. Believe it or not, she ends the book with a chapter entitled *Breaking Up*! While certainly when and how to break off a romantic relationship are important skills, to end a book on dating with a how-to for break-ups is a horrid message. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this book.

Kathryn Lord, Your Romance Coach

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