If your parent is recently widowed or divorced, or has decided after some time of singledom that it’s time to look for love, here are 7 pieces of advice you may want to offer for dating in the 21st century. Today, a pay phone is a rare find and a couple of quarters just won’t cut it if Mom needs to call for help or a ride home. Now it’s time for you to broach the subject of modesty with her. If your parent has lived alone for a while, it can be tempting to talk when she finds a listening ear. When you were dating, your parents likely had you carry change for a pay phone — just in case. Mom wouldn’t have let you out the door wearing a micro-mini skirt or a skimpy bikini.
Fortunately, for many men, an oral medication taken shortly before sexual activity helps. Obviously regardless of age one can still get sexually transmitted diseases (although your parents may have referred to venereal disease, or VD, in their talks with you) and many unfortunately do. In the 2010 documentary film Catfish, the young star Nev Schulman discovered that the “attractive young dancer” with whom he had an online relationship was actually a middle-age mother of four.In fact, a 2013 Pew Research Center study found that 6 percent of Americans between ages 55 and 64 had used an online dating website or app.For perspective, 10 percent of 18-24 year-olds have used these sites…a relatively small generational gap.The good news is senior dating has gotten better with age, too, especially in terms of online senior dating.For proof, take a look at our 11 Best Senior Dating Blogs, which we chose based on popularity, content, and expertise. SPM is a simple and fun site with all of the information you could want on dating, especially online.