Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years

Romance Redux: Finding Love in Your Later Years (September ’22, Rowman & Littlefield) is available now through the publisher, your local bookstore, and other bookselling outlets including Barnes & Noble and AmazonOrder your copy today!

Romance Redux explores how older people are seeking, finding, and keeping intimate relationships. Laura includes her own experiences as well as those of other gray love seekers and finders. She also talks with dating and relationship experts and researchers to explore the obstacles and rewards of re-partnering at this stage of life.

Whether it’s through “gray divorce,” which remains high, or the untimely death of a partner, more and more older people are facing vibrant years ahead of them, alone. They’re interested in finding love for the later years of life but after decades off the market, dating again can feel daunting. Using personal stories and expert research, Laura takes readers on a tour through the many ways older adults are finding companionship, romance, and a fulfilling sex life.

Praise for Romance Redux

” … The listener stories usefully illuminate the many options that those over 50 have when it comes to dating, and the author’s personal anecdotes brim with the wisdom of lived experience. Mature, single readers will appreciate the practical advice.”

“Such an important read for anyone who thinks love has an expiration date. This book is filled with hope while still remaining truthful to the struggles of seeking connection later in life. It is hard not to root for everyone involved, including the author!”

Allison Raskin, author of Overthinking About You

“If you fall into the category of dating after 50—for any reason—you probably know it isn’t easy, it’s awkward, and can be horribly demoralizing. Laura Stassi’s wonderful book, Romance Redux, is a much-needed tonic for all of us with wounded hearts. More than anything she reminds us that we’re all in this together.”

Steven Petrow, The Washington Post

“Did you ever feel like you wanted to burn your own wedding dress? Well, after her decades-long marriage withered, journalist and podcaster Laura Stassi did just that. Then she interviewed most of the 39 million not-married Americans ages 50-84. Wanna know EVERYTHING about dating after 50, straight from street-smart experts who are actually out there looking for love? Get this book.”

Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of The Naked Truth

Laura is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including:

In the Bands That Rock!
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