Finding Love (& Marriage) After 65. Yes, It Still Happens!

It was a warm, humid night on Koh Samui, an island in one of the many seas that make up Thailand. I was there doing research for a book on the world’s most romantic places (Shameless plug alert: Coming soon, “Perfect Places for Passion at Any Age,” for Frommers in collaboration with AARP.) We were staying at a gorgeous resort and after dinner my boyfriend suggested that we walk down to the beach. The white sand, scimitar beach was beautiful …

The Grand Engagement: A Generational Divide?

This is a guest post from Mary C. Hickey from the AARP Media Content Team. Not sure if it was the era (the early 80s) or the guy (a slowly recovering hippie) but my marriage proposal – if you can even call it that – was distinctly unromantic.  “We can get married if you want to,” my now husband said matter-of-factly one Sunday afternoon, after we’d been living together for over a year. We have been married almost 30 years, proof that …