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Dating While Gray™

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When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older.

Location:

United States

Genres:

Romance

Description:

When writer Laura Stassi’s marriage ended after nearly 30 years, she asked friends and relationship experts for advice on navigating the dating scene. On Dating While Gray, Laura shares what she’s learned: love doesn’t get easier as you get older.

Language:

English

Contact:

202-642-5225


Episodes
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(Encore) Dating 101: The First Date

7/18/2024
Coach Amy Schoen returns for do’s, don’ts, and dishing with host Laura Stassi and Paulina, who can’t figure out if dating is different because she’s older, or because she’s dating Americans. What is a date, anyway? Then there’s Glyn, who offers cautionary tales about manners, and menu choices. Finally, we hear from Paula, who recounts that time she fielded a highly personal question. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:04

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Speed Dating While Gray: When A Helper Needs Help

7/11/2024
Laura chats with Kerry, a psychotherapist whose hopes for romantic companionship are faltering. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:11:40

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(Encore) Boomerang Love

7/4/2024
Who hasn’t done a little digging to find a flame from our younger years? But, as Laura discovers, taking the next steps to reach out is when things can get complicated. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:37

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(Encore) Unexpected Love

6/27/2024
Are you starting to fret that despite all of your efforts, you’ll never find The One? Here’s a little inspiration to relax and just let it be: three stories of not seeking love, but magically finding it. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:46

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Speed Dating While Gray: The Only Ring is from a Phone

6/20/2024
Shared mission, different game plan: Laura chats with Caitlin Pierce, creator of the reality dating show Hang Up from Radiotopia/PRX. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:11:48

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(Encore) Clicking, Swiping, Boosting, Super Liking

6/13/2024
Since the first modern dating website was created in the mid-’90s, millions of people have spent a lot of time, energy and dollars. So why is the jury still out on whether technology actually leads to lasting love connections? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:13

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Speed Dating While Gray: Finding Home

6/6/2024
Laura gets insights from Ryan Frederick, author of “Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life.” Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:58

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(Encore) Making Moves

5/30/2024
Laura talks with Carson, whose change in relationship status sparks a cross-country move. Then, Laura hears from unlucky-in-love Albert, who wonders if it makes sense to re-establish himself somewhere other than his longtime hometown to find what he’s looking for, relationship-wise. For advice, Laura taps Bill Chopik, associate psychology professor and director of Michigan State University's Close Relationships Lab. Finally, Laura meets up with Margo, who lives in the big rig she drives cross-country for her career. Margo loves her life behind the wheel but is starting to think that for her personal life as well as dog Xander’s well-being, it might be time to come off the road. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:50

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Speed Dating While Gray: Not All Who Wander …

5/23/2024
Laura chats with Stephanie, who’s living around the globe on a budget after divorce and retirement. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:12:26

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(Encore) The Older Brain on Love

5/16/2024
Remember the PSA that aired on TV for years, with the egg and the frying pan: This is your brain, this is drugs, this is your brain on drugs? It seems like love can be a lot like that, too, even when we’re older. Why? For answers, we turn to perhaps the premier expert on the brain and love: Helen Fisher. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:45

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Speed Dating While Gray: Tell Meredith Goldstein All About It

5/9/2024
Laura chats with one of Dating While Gray’s role models: Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe advice columnist and host of the Love Letters podcast. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:25

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Laura’s Podcast Pick: An Arm and a Leg, The Medicare Episode

5/2/2024
Medicare is more complicated, and expensive, than many people realize. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this benefit. An Arm and a Leg host Dan Weissmann gets the scoop from Sarah Jane Tribble, who’s been covering the story for KFF Health News and the Washington Post. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:14

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One Love, Two Homes

4/25/2024
A growing number of older couples are not sharing space 24/7. It’s called living apart together, or LAT. Anthropologist Helen Fisher reveals her LAT arrangement with husband John. Then Laura chats with Vicki Larson, author of the forthcoming “LATitude: How to Make a Live Apart Together Relationship Work.” Finally, an LAT arrangement involving a duplex sparks a courtroom battle. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:23

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Smoke … and Mirrors

4/18/2024
Ahead of the international get-high holiday of 4/20, Laura chats with cannabis researcher Dr. Peter Grinspoon. He also has thoughts about dating. Plus, the Golden Bachelor couple announced they’re getting divorced. Did you see it coming? Listeners – and Laura – have thoughts. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:51

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Anatomy of a Fall

4/11/2024
Crystal and Dave clicked! First online, and then in real life. Are they moving too fast? Have the red flags been flying all along? Laura talks with each of them about their relationship journey. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:27

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Love Is A Family Affair

4/4/2024
Sydney helps mom Jennifer navigate the dating apps. Widower Herb offers daughter Jen tips for a successful long-term relationship, even as bad timing keeps him apart from his longtime love. Both stories prove that the ties that bind us need not be restrictive. They can provide just the right amount of support, at just the right time. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:11

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(Encore) Speed DWG: Dyeing To Be Dateable

3/28/2024
In the first episode of our new microcast, Speed Dating While Gray, a matchmaker makes a provocative, off-topic comment about Laura’s gray hair. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:47

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Location, Location, Location

3/21/2024
Does the number 1 rule in real estate value also apply to finding new love? Hometown dating field reports are filed by listeners including Marina, in Denmark’s capital city; and relational coach Diana Lockett, in a ruggedly scenic part of Canada. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:34

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Maybe I Do

3/14/2024
Listener Stacy is mulling over a marriage proposal. History and tradition suggest that’s the ultimate romantic commitment expression. But at our age, does it make financial sense? For help answering that question, Laura calls on two experts: a financial planner, and a prenup attorney. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:07

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Sex On My Mind

3/7/2024
Maybe we’re doing it, maybe we’re not. Maybe we want to, maybe we don’t. We might be thinking about it … intimacy coach Anna Marti offers insights for all of us, plus Cate and other listeners share their concerns. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:47

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Long Leap to Love

2/29/2024
When it comes to finding love or making a commitment, is there ever an expiration date? Laura talks with Julie, who’s been on the dating market for almost a quarter-century. Then she checks in with Clyde and Trish, who’ve chosen the slow road despite instant chemistry. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:58

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Revisiting That Other Reality Dating Show

2/22/2024
What happens when a journalist covering the older-dating beat tries to get real about a TV show? Listeners weigh in with their opinions – about The Golden Bachelor and also, everything Laura said about it for Slate’s recap podcast. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:39

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Dating in Real Life

2/15/2024
Longtime dating coach Damona Hoffman offers practical and optimistic insights from her book, “F the Fairy Tale: Rewrite the Dating Myths and Live Your Own Love Story.” Plus, listeners share their true stories about the search for love. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:30

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Trailer: Reintroducing Dating While Gray

2/8/2024
With true stories and expert insights, host Laura Stassi continues her journalistic mission to uncover and share what it takes to make and keep new love connections in the later years of life. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:53

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Encore: What (Some) Men Want

1/25/2024
An online encounter has Laura wondering: When it comes to older heterosexual dating, are women trying to school men? Weighing in are widower Steve, a feminist who bristles at traditional advice; and Kevin, who’s still feeling the sting of the gray divorce his wife initiated. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:16

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Encore: Love and Business

1/18/2024
When couples mix business and pleasure, can both their romantic and work partnerships survive and thrive? Laura talks with “accidental CEO” Allison, and home-building entrepreneur Karen. This episode sponsored by Edgespace. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:53

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Encore: More Dishing on Dating

1/11/2024
With five committed relationships in 20 years, the apps are panning out for listener Jean. Plus, two former Dating While Gray guests randomly connect online and make a dinner date. Laura tags along and then uncovers what happened afterward. Was it a love hit … or a miss? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:51

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Encore: Dishing on Dating

1/4/2024
After counting up the romantic encounters she’s had this year, Laura asks older singles for their numbers. Tea spillers include Vinnie and Rachel; Kevin, who discovers three times is not the charm; and Allison, who widens her Zip code parameters. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:23

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Encore: It’s 420 Somewhere

12/28/2023
A dating site profile question leads Laura to explore cannabis use among older daters. Dosages, smoking vs. ingesting, medical and bedroom benefits … listeners weigh in with their cautionary tales, tips, and true stories. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:38

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Encore: Health and Romance

12/21/2023
Shannon’s back on the dating market, this time with the diagnosis of a gradually disabling disease. Patrice’s plans with her long-time partner are upended by a sudden health crisis. How do medical issues impact the love connections we find, and the ones we seek? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:13

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More Dishing on Dating

12/14/2023
With five committed relationships in 20 years, the apps are panning out for listener Jean. Plus, two former Dating While Gray guests randomly connect online and make a dinner date. Laura tags along and then uncovers what happened afterward. Was it a love hit … or a miss? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:51

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Dishing on Dating

12/7/2023
After counting up the romantic encounters she’s had this year, Laura asks older singles for their numbers. Tea spillers include Vinnie and Rachel; Kevin, who discovers three times is not the charm; and Allison, who widens her Zip code parameters. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:23

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The Golden Bachelor Recap: We All Turn on Gerry

12/4/2023
On this final episode of our Golden Bachelor recap episode of The Waves, Gerry’s makes his decision but maybe loses the audience along the way. Podcast production by Brandon Nix and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:27

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It’s 420 Somewhere

11/30/2023
A dating site profile question leads Laura to explore cannabis use among older daters. Dosages, smoking vs. ingesting, medical and bedroom benefits … listeners weigh in with their cautionary tales, tips, and true stories. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:38

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(Encore Episode) Custom-Built Commitment

11/23/2023
Laura talks with legendary women's college basketball coach Elaine Elliott, whose commitment to her partner endures long after the romance is over. Then, Norm and Jeanne share the story of how they’ve built a solid partnership without mentioning the "C" word. Finally, Laura sits down with public radio icon Diane Rehm, who puts her own modern spin on a traditional choice. (From April 2020) Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:35

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Bonus: The Golden Bachelor Recap: Fantasy Suite Edition

11/18/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry’s down to two women and two potential fantasy suites. How sweet do things actually get? Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:26

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Health and Romance

11/16/2023
Shannon’s back on the dating market, this time with the diagnosis of a gradually disabling disease. Patrice’s plans with her long-time partner are upended by a sudden health crisis. How do medical issues impact the love connections we find, and the ones we seek? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:13

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Bonus: The Golden Bachelor Recap: The Women Tell All and Mince No Words

11/11/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves, we get the first Women Tell All episode of The Golden Bachelor. Waves recap co-hosts Cheyna Roth and Laura Stassi have some thoughts for Gerry. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry and Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:31

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Love and Business

11/9/2023
When couples mix business and pleasure, can both their romantic and work partnerships survive and thrive? Laura talks with “accidental CEO” Allison, and home-building entrepreneur Karen. This episode sponsored by Edgespace. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:53

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Bonus: Golden Bachelor Recap: Hometowns Will Always Be Cringey

11/4/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry visits the hometowns of the last 3 women standing on The Golden Bachelor. Unlike hometown dates in the past, Gerry isn’t meeting the parents. Instead, he’s getting to know the women’s kids and their grandkids. But it doesn’t make the hometown dates any less cringe. Slate Senior Producer Cheyna Roth and Dating While Gray host Laura Stassi recap the episode. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:20

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What (Some) Men Want

11/2/2023
An online encounter has Laura wondering: When it comes to older heterosexual dating, are women trying to school men? Weighing in are widower Steve, a feminist who bristles at traditional advice; and Kevin, who’s still feeling the sting of the gray divorce his wife initiated. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:16

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Bonus: Golden Bachelor Recap: WTH, Gerry?!

10/28/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Golden Bachelor Gerry is rapidly approaching hometown dates and needs to narrow the pool down to three. To get there, we have a passionate one-on-one date and a high-stakes group date. Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth and Dating While Gray host Laura Stassi give their thoughts. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth and Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:01

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Dating, With Children

10/26/2023
An unexpected life turn leaves mid-fifties Priya a single mother of a grade-schooler. Is it just a coincidence she’s struggling on the dating scene? Laura poses that question to researcher Lauren Harris. She reveals her study findings about dating desirability when young kids – and grandkids – are in the picture. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:31

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Bonus Episode from The Waves: The Golden Bachelor Recap: The 'D Word'

10/21/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Gerry says the D Word: Divorce. Laura Stassi, host of Dating While Gray, and Slate Senior Supervising Producer Daisy Rosario recap the fourth episode of The Golden Bachelor. Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:59

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Anger Management

10/19/2023
Bill turns to heavy metal music as he figures out a peaceful way forward after a second divorce and a health crisis. Anne is tired of feeling devastated by her split and wants to tap into some anger. Laura’s happy to lend Anne a hand -- and a baseball bat – as they visit a rage room. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:35

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Bonus Episode from The Waves: The Golden Bachelor Recap - Gerry's Crying Again

10/14/2023
On this week’s episode of The Waves recapping The Golden Bachelor, we find Gerry in his feelings…again.Slate Senior Supervising Producer Daisy Rosario and Dating While Grey Host Laura Stassi give their thoughts on the third episode of Gerry’s journey to finding love and all the tears that go along with it.Podcast production by Vic Whitley-Berry with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com.If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the feeds for The Waves and Dating While Grey wherever you listen to podcasts.Please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on The Waves. Sign up now at slate.com/thewavesplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:48:18

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After The End

10/12/2023
Laura checks in with guests from previous seasons including LuAnn, who needs help with her boyfriend’s lack of awareness in the bedroom; Tim, who’s unsure what he wants in a new relationship; and Margo, a long-haul truck driver who’s ready to come off the road and find love again. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:01

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All That Glitters

10/5/2023
Will “The Golden Bachelor’” mirror what it’s really like to be older and on the market … or will it be a hot mess? Laura chats with a “Bachelor” fan who’s also a millennial professor with a research focus on older-adult dating. Then Laura hears from Veronica, who went through the application process. Plus, Dating While Gray listeners offer their hot takes on whether the tried-and-true format will succeed with a more mature crowd. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:46

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Season 5 Trailer

9/28/2023
Dating While Gray is back! Over 10 new episodes, Laura shares more true stories and expert advice on love and romance at age 50 and beyond ... plus, ponders if “The Golden Bachelor” is a good idea or a reality TV hot mess. Coming soon to your podcast feed – stay tuned a new episode every Thursday! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:02:26

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Love Seekers and Keepers

12/15/2022
Sparks fly when Hunter and John meet at a Christmas party, though patience is needed for their love journey. An unexpected realization forces Susan and her spouse to make a relationship pivot. After happily never-married Nancy takes up tango dancing, she learns that romantic love has no limits of time, language, or distance. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:28

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Best of Friends

12/8/2022
John and Jane click from the get-go after meeting on the dance floor, happily agreeing that being “just” friends is more than enough. When Lindsey’s seemingly perfect marriage shatters, she survives and thrives by starting a new tradition: breaking bread with her true companions. Suzanne promises Tom she’ll be by his side in sickness and in health. Their legal union unravels, but Suzanne’s commitment never wavers. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:45

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Pants On Fire

12/1/2022
Security analyst Kim Key offers advice and tips on avoiding online romance scams, based on her research and reporting for PCMag. Then, Laura hears about conducting background checks on potential dating partners from listeners including Paula, who says it’s her new M-O after her experience with a suspiciously eager love interest. Finally, journalist and “Duped” author Abby Ellin shares about uncloaking her former fiance. She wonders if he’s simply larger than life; turns out he’s a lying liar. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:18

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Laura’s Podcast Pick – Uncoupled: Thank U, Next

11/24/2022
Just in time for the breakup season, aka Turkey Drop, Laura shares an encore episode from WUNC’s podcast Embodied. Host Anita Rao is joined by “Love Letters” advice columnist Meredith Goldstein and Slate advice columnist Stacia Brown. They dish out advice on topics including navigating social media after a romance ends, and what to do with physical reminders. (Ask Laura, who burned her wedding dress after splitting, for her hot take on this.) Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:32

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The Parent Trap

11/17/2022
After two divorces, Gia’s on the fence about getting back out there. Daughter Lauryn aims to help by sharing ideas and resources, including this podcast! Then there’s gray dater Laura, whose partner seems less than enthusiastic about moving their relationship along. Are his grown kids the reason, or an excuse? Finally, DWG host Laura Stassi and her daughter compare notes on living together while exploring individual romantic pursuits. (How did that no-sleepovers pact turn out?) Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:13

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Dating 101: The First Date

11/10/2022
Coach Amy Schoen returns for do’s, don’ts, and dishing with host Laura Stassi and Paulina, who can’t figure out if dating is different because she’s older, or because she’s dating Americans. What is a date, anyway? Then there’s Glyn, who offers cautionary tales about manners, and menu choices. Finally, we hear from Paula, who recounts that time she fielded a highly personal question. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:21

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Dating 101: The Online Profile

11/3/2022
Gray dater Karen shares a dilemma that’s all too common: She’s getting attention online, but not necessarily the kind she wants. Maybe it’s her online profile? For help, Laura taps photographer Ann Maas, and dating and relationship coach Amy Schoen. They critique Karen’s photos and write-up while offering advice for all of us on the love-seeking journey. Plus, listeners – and Laura! – weigh in on profiles that have won them over, or turned them off. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:45

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Hope After Heartbreak

10/27/2022
On this episode, Laura talks with science journalist Florence Williams, author of “Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey.” Florence shares how the end of her long marriage sparked a health crisis and details her journey to healing – including turning to Mother Nature. We also hear from listeners who have rely on the great outdoors for help feeling better. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:19

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Great Expectations

10/20/2022
On this episode, Laura talks with entrepreneur Rob. He’s taken a kind of statistician approach to recoupling and in the process has gathered some data dating points that may lead to a new business venture. Then Laura chats with journalist Vicki Larson, who uncovers a surprising statistic or two in her latest book, Not Too Old For That: How Women Are Changing the Story of Aging. Finally, Laura talks with Tim, who was startled to discover that his expectations changed once he’d settled into single life. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:04

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Making Moves

10/13/2022
On this episode, Laura talks with Carson, whose change in relationship status sparked a cross-country move. Then, Laura hears from unlucky-in-love Albert, who wonders if it makes sense to re-establish himself somewhere other than his longtime hometown to find what he’s looking for, relationship-wise. For advice, Laura taps Bill Chopik, associate psychology professor and director of Michigan State University's Close Relationships Lab. Finally, Laura meets up with Margo, who lives in the big rig she drives cross-country for her career. Margo loves her life behind the wheel but is starting to think that for her personal life as well as dog Xander’s well-being, it might be time to come off the road. Don't forget to like the show on Facebook and follow Laura @datingwhilegray on Twitter. We always want to hear from you! Send your stories and questions to datingwhilegray@wunc.org or leave us a message below. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:37

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Love Sick

10/6/2022
In this episode, Laura talks with Carrie, who found a “hunkering down buddy” during lockdown. As quarantine lifted, though, their personality differences emerged. Then Laura chats with Betty, from Season 2, who out of the blue fell madly in love and changed her entire life. That was in February 2020. Did Betty’s new relationship withstand the challenges? Finally, two listeners weigh in with their experiences. Neither was looking for romance, necessarily. They found it anyway. Don't forget to like the show on Facebook and follow Laura @datingwhilegray on Twitter. We always want to hear from you! Send your stories and questions to datingwhilegray@wunc.org or leave us a message below. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:41

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Season 4 Trailer

9/29/2022
Welcome to a new season of Dating While Gray! Laura is back with a fresh collection of experiences, conversations and reflections on romance and relationships after 50. We’ll hear about couples whose partnership revealed a new side over the course of the pandemic (for better or worse), and we’ll enjoy words of wisdom from millennial sages! All that and more coming soon to your podcast feed – stay tuned for all the upcoming episodes. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:33

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Speed DWG: Show Me The Money

9/22/2022
Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Eric Magnus and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Want more Dating While Gray? Sign up for Laura’s e-newsletter and get access to bonus content and special messages at datingwhilegray.com! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:53

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Speed DWG: Online Love Lingo

9/8/2022
Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Lindsay Foster Thomas. Eric Magnus and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Season 4 of Dating While Gray starts soon! Laura would love to hear your questions and stories about seeking, finding and keeping love after age 50. Email datingwhilegray@wunc.org or visit datingwhilegray.com to leave a voicemail. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Speed DWG: The Harder They Fall

8/25/2022
Unhappily married couples no doubt have heard the sentiment about staying together for the sake of their kids, or waiting for little ones to launch before splitting. But is either tactic ideal? In this episode, therapist Carol Hughes offers advice. She’s the author of “Home Will Never Be The Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce.” Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Eric Magnus and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Want more Dating While Gray? Sign up for Laura’s e-newsletter and get access to bonus content and special messages at datingwhilegray.com! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:48

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Speed DWG: Sweet Dreams

8/11/2022
Patricia and Joe are one of the most memorable couples in Dating While Gray history. We first met them in Season 2 just after they developed romantic feelings for each other through virtual communications. (You may recall Patricia initially was reluctant to get involved with Joe.) They join Laura again to share the magical coincidence that was the foundation for Patricia deciding to give Joe another chance. Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Eric Magnus and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Catch up on more Dating While Gray episodes at datingwhilegray.com. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:44

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Speed DWG: Gaining The Get

7/28/2022
In the “Hashtag Love” episode from Season 3, we met Lewis, who used a social media platform to make a romantic connection. He joins Laura again to explain how he prepared from a religious point of view to start dating again after divorce. Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Eric Magnus and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Check out more episodes and leave a voicemail for Laura about your gray dating experiences at datingwhilegray.com. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:22

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Speed DWG: My Love Language Is Your Credit Score

7/14/2022
In the “Money and Romance” episode from Season 2, we met Ginny, who discovered financial infidelity in her marriage. She joins Laura again with an update on her love life and how she’s applied lessons learned from that experience. Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Matt Horton and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Discover more episodes at datingwhilegray.com and sign up for Laura’s e-newsletter to get bonus content in your inbox! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:56

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Speed DWG: Pillow Talk

6/30/2022
Sexuality educator, researcher and writer Jane Fleishman talks more about her mission to promote sexual wellness in older people. Jane says it’s never too late to achieve pleasure. Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Matt Horton and Sean Roux mastered the audio. Discover more episodes at datingwhilegray.com and sign up for Laura’s e-newsletter to get bonus content in your inbox! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:31

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Speed DWG: In The Moment

6/16/2022
Meet Ann, who’s taking courses in MBSR, mindfulness based stress reduction. It helped her so much after her divorce that she wants to teach others how to use it to feel better in bad times. Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Matt Horton mastered the audio. Discover more episodes at datingwhilegray.com. Support this podcast with a donation to WUNC at wunc.org/give. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:21

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Speed DWG: A Decent Proposal

6/2/2022
After discovering that her professional skills don’t translate to her search for a romantic partner, career coach Melissa barters services with a matchmaker. Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. Learn more at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. This episode was produced by Lindsay Foster Thomas. Sean Roux mastered the audio. Discover more episodes at datingwhilegray.com. Support this podcast with a donation to WUNC at wunc.org/give. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:13

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Speed DWG: Dyeing To Be Dateable

5/19/2022
In the first episode of our new microcast, Speed Dating While Gray, a matchmaker makes a provocative, off-topic comment about Laura’s gray hair. This episode was produced by Anisa Khalifa. Transcript available at datingwhilegray.com. See Laura’s hair (then and now) on Twitter @datingwhilegray. Support the podcast with a donation to WUNC at wunc.org/give. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:50

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Introducing...Speed Dating While Gray!

5/5/2022
Laura has a very special announcement for podcast listeners about what to expect over the summer. | Learn more at www.datingwhilegray.com. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Caller, You're On The Air

4/28/2022
On the Season 3 finale, Laura turns the mic over to DWG listeners. They share details from their personal, yet highly relatable, gray dating journeys. And they ask Laura to tap experts to address their questions related to sex, grown kids, and money. (Guess which topic makes Laura really squirm!) | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at: silversingles.com/datingwhilegray Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:21

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Unexpected Love

4/21/2022
Are you starting to fret that despite all of your efforts, you’ll never find The One? Here’s a little inspiration to relax and just let it be: three stories of not seeking love, but magically finding it. | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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How To Be Single

4/14/2022
An entire generation grew up with songs on the radio that basically were cautionary tales about being single. 1968 brought us “One is the Loneliest Number.” 1972 gave us “Alone Again (Naturally).” And "All By Myself” charted in 1975. No wonder some of us are fearful of being on our own! So is it still popular opinion that being uncoupled is to be avoided at all costs? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at: silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Minding The Age Gap

4/7/2022
Sugar daddies. Cougars. Cradle robbers. When it comes to couples with age differences, there are so many silly labels. It's true that May-December romances make some people uncomfortable, but after we reach a certain age, how much should an age gap even matter? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at www.silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Chatting Up Strangers

3/31/2022
Laura doesn’t have trouble asking anyone about anything....for the podcast. But when it comes to her personal life, she needs help making conversation with new people without feeling awkward. How do you go from small talk to a real connection? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at www.silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:43

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Laura's Podcast Pick: Great Grief

3/24/2022
Laura introduces listeners to Great Grief, a podcast about love and loss hosted by Grammy-nominated singer Nnenna Freelon who experienced a shift in every aspect of her life following the death of her husband Phil. | Learn more at www.greatgrief.com. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:16

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Baggage Claim

3/17/2022
No matter which path we take to find love, the journey can be more difficult if we’re bringing too much baggage along with us. How do we leave the unnecessary heavy stuff behind for a fresh start at romance? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at: www.silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:07

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Hashtag Love

3/10/2022
With millions of people spending a chunk of time on social media sites daily, it seemed inevitable one of these platforms would elbow its way into the love business. How about using social media —officially and unofficially — to make love connections? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at www.silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:56

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Love Help For Hire

3/3/2022
When dating seems too complicated of a project to D-I-Y, love pros are eager to help. For a price. But are dating coaches and matchmakers worth the financial investment? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at: www.silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:27

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Clicking, Swiping, Boosting, Super Liking

2/24/2022
Since the first modern dating website was created in the mid-1990s, millions of people have spent a lot of time, energy and dollars dating online. So why is the jury still out on if technology actually leads to lasting love connections? | Thanks to our sponsor SilverSingles. More at: silversingles.com/datingwhilegray. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:56

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Pandemic Dating Field Notes

2/17/2022
We're still contending with COVID-19 two years after the contagious virus entered our lives. In a world where vaccines and mask wearing are about the only tools we have to help make us safer, is getting out to find love worth taking some risks? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:48

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Season 3 Trailer: Pickleball, Anyone?

2/10/2022
Laura reflects on a favorite memory since last season: a post-vaccine, pre-variant moment in time when she picked up a new skill and a long-awaited opportunity to socialize. Welcome to Season 3 of Dating While Gray! Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:44

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The Older Brain On Love

4/22/2021
Remember the PSA that aired on TV for years, with the egg and the frying pan: This is your brain, this is drugs, this is your brain on drugs? It seems like love can be a lot like that, too, even when we’re older. But why? For answers, we turn to perhaps the premier expert on the brain and love: Helen Fisher. | Share your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wunc.org. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:19

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Sex Education

4/15/2021
Sex. As we get older, it seems like there’s a lot more to think about, and talk about, before actually...doin’ it. And it can be nerve-wracking, especially if we haven’t had a new partner – or any partner – in a very long time. For advice on sexual intimacy and aging, we turn to two experts. | Share your gray dating stories and questions with Laura at datingwhilegray@wunc.org. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:27

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Love In The Stars

4/8/2021
Laura’s a Scorpio, and she reads her horoscope every morning for fun. But is there more to astrology than sun signs, and can it help us make romantic connections? | Support this show with a donation to wunc.org/give. Share your gray dating stories and questions with Laura at datingwhilegray@wunc.org. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:15

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Boomerang Love

4/1/2021
Who hasn’t done a little digging to find a flame from our younger years? But Laura discovers that it's taking the next step to reach out when things can get a little complicated. | Support this show with a donation at wunc.org/give. Share your gray dating stories and questions with Laura at datingwhilegray@wunc.org. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:57

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Love After Loss

3/25/2021
After meeting a widower who seems anxious to jump from first date to happily ever after, Laura wonders how losing a partner to death impacts the search for new love. | Support this show at wunc.org/give. Share your stories and questions at datingwhilegray@wunc.org. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:46

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Intimacy Changes As The Body Ages

3/18/2021
Laura has a special treat for listeners: an introduction to a podcast she thinks you'll really enjoy. It's called Embodied. In this episode, host Anita Rao examines her own anxiety about how intimacy changes as the body ages. | Support these shows at wunc.org/give. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:17

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The Kids Are Alright

3/11/2021
Parenting and dating are two words we may not be comfortable hearing in the same sentence, even if “little ones” are all grown up. Laura explores how gray daters are juggling personal needs and desires with parental obligations. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:12

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Dating Across Differences

3/4/2021
Research shows daters 50 and older are more likely than younger ones to say it’s very important that online dating profiles include race and political affiliation. Laura wonders if being too specific about race, religion or politics leads to overlooking some solid romantic options. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:14

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Money and Romance

2/25/2021
Laura's the first to admit: She'd rather talk with potential romantic partners about any topic other than money. But is she just delaying the inevitable by pushing off conversations about personal finances? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:41

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Defining Home Sweet Home

2/18/2021
Since her divorce, Laura's happily lived alone with Jade, her Australian Shepherd mix. But she wonders what it might have been like to go through the pandemic sharing space with a housemate. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:54

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Pandemic Love: Slow, Fast, and Furious

2/11/2021
Laura is admittedly freaked out by dating apps. But she's also curious how other gray daters are connecting during the COVID pandemic. Does being high risk for the virus have to put a limit on love? Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:50

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Season Two Trailer

2/1/2021
Laura Stassi is back for a second season of conversations about romance and relationships after age 50! This time around, the podcast takes on how dating is affected by personal finances, adult kids and of course, finding companionship during the COVID crisis. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Sage Advice

5/14/2020
Laura talks with writer Sophy Burnham, who offers romance insights based on her decades of personal experience. Then Laura gets relationship advice from Leora Hoffman, an attorney-turned- matchmaker who built her business while finding a partner for herself. Listeners phone in with their own advice about love before Laura speaks with marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas. Her books "Calling In The One" and "Conscious Uncoupling" help people make romantic connections, or lovingly end them. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:20

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This is Me

4/30/2020
Laura talks with Rev. Joani Peacock, who made a personal discovery around the time her marriage ended. She's confident in herself — but that doesn't mean it's easier to date. Then Laura sits down with Giselle, who found acceptance only after letting go of a long-held secret. Finally, while we're all social distancing, Laura checks in with Ann, who's found a creative way to be her true self and keep the spark alive in a long-distance romance. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:57

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Brand New Day

4/16/2020
Laura talks with Maxine, who lived most of her life as a self-described "alpha male" until the day things just clicked. Then Laura sits down with The Naked Truth author Leslie Morgan Steiner. Leslie describes how she reclaimed her sexuality after her gray divorce, and teaches Laura how to open her eyes to the possibilities of making romantic connections. Laura also learns about making connections despite physical distancing from listeners like Robert, who gave virtual speed dating a go. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:23

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Custom-Built Commitment

4/2/2020
Laura talks with legendary women's college basketball coach Elaine Elliott, whose commitment to her partner endured long after the romance was over. Then, Norm and Jeanne share the story of how they built a solid partnership without mentioning the "C" word. Finally, Laura sits down with public radio icon Diane Rehm, who put her own modern spin on a traditional choice. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:45

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Money Talk

3/19/2020
Laura talks with Ken, who's reluctant to date after feeling financially burned in his marriage; accountant and financial planner Colette Kolanko, who says we can find creative and loving ways to talk about money with a future partner; and Bob and Marge, who merged their lives without blending bank accounts. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:58

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The Pursuit of Love

3/12/2020
Laura talks with Evamarie about the discovery that leads her to try online dating; Mark, whose search for love after devastating loss feels more urgent and also, elusive; and Girard, who gains romantic clarity after a health crisis. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:17

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Sex Talk

3/5/2020
Laura talks with Sandy, who shares how communication set the stage for her second 'first time,' and Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, and a leading advocate for communicating about women's sexual health. Then she debunks myths about male sexual health with Dr. Arthur Burnett, a surgeon and scientist whose research led to the development of Viagra. Finally, Laura learns about communication, intimacy and adult toys with Kathryn Ellis, an occupational therapist and sexuality counselor. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:52

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Things We Do For Love

2/27/2020
Laura talks with Steven, who tries bonding with his partner's vicious dog even as their marriage hits the rocks; Jamie, who offers to share her home with an unlikely housemate; and Jenevieve, who throws practicality aside to summon the online dating spirits. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:18

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Flying Solo

2/20/2020
Host Laura Stassi talks with New Yorker Dennis, who doesn't want to give up the single life. Maybe he's waiting for the perfect woman to finally become available? Then there's Michele in Washington, D.C. Despite successfully connecting people in her large professional and social circles, she hasn't made a romantic connection for herself. Finally, life coach Amy Schoen says people who want to couple up need to be intentional in thought and actions. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:01

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Starting All Over Again

2/13/2020
Host Laura Stassi attends her 40th high school reunion, where her former classmates open up about their own love lives and dating strategies. Then, she revisits a man she went on a date with to get schooled on online dating as well as the “three-date” rule. Finally, she gleans inspiration from a couple who met at the apartment building where they both live. Our Sponsors: * Check out Babbel: babbel.com/DATING * Check out Badlands Ranch: badlandsranch.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Beverly Hills MD: eraselines.com/DATINGWHILEGRAY * Check out Lumen: lumen.me/DATINGWHILEGRAY Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:18