6 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

Even cheapskates like me get struck by cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending anywhere close to the $158 the National Retail Federation says that the average guy will spend on his sweetheart this February 14. Here are some tips for saying amore for a lessee this lover’s holiday: Breakfast in bed. Skip the crowded, overpriced dinner out. Surprise your valentine with breakfast in bed instead. Set your alarm a little early and try my …

Striking a Balance in Dating

Cómo lograr el equilibrio en las citas

Una nueva “crisis cubana”

Aún con la deliciosa salida con el arquitecto cubano y sus ricos tacos de pescado en mente, Segunda necesitaba tiempo para reflexionar sobre la evolución de sus citas. De modo que, ya sabiendo que cuidar de uno mismo puede llevar a autodescubrirse, llegó al salón de su manicura. Quizás ella, al igual que yo, estaba buscando comparar experiencias sobre citas y encontrar la sabidurí­a colectiva cultivada entre secadores y planchas rizadoras para el cabello. Mientras aplicaba una segunda capa de …

Are You a Viagra Wife?

Millions of boomer men have recharged their sex lives thanks to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs, but are their wives equally thrilled? That was the question that writer Judith Newman poses in her article “Love in the Time of Viagra,” in the May issue of Prevention magazine. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter As she puts it, “While men of a certain age are undoubtedly thrilled to have their sexual potency restored, maybe their wives’ enthusiasm is a …

Romance 101: Dating & Relationships

Tips on dating in midlife from AARP’s Orlando@50+ event 2010