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About Shirley Goldberg

Shirley Goldberg writes about relationships and dating. Her website, MidAgeDating [https://midagedating.com], is for every woman who’s been stuck in Email Land, or whose profile reads like spinach. Tune into clueless guys and the dos and don’ts of Internet dating for the over-50-and-beyond dater. Check out the advice, craft a better profile, laugh a little.
Latest Posts | By Shirley Goldberg
9 Original Dating Ideas for Covid Times
3 months ago

9 Original Dating Ideas for Covid Times

The old “Would you like to go out for dinner?” isn’t appropriate these days, but don’t give up. Especially if you talked or “met” on a dating site before Covid but didn’t have a chance to get together. The important thing is, he’s nice…
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8 Ways to Date Your Friends and Narrow Your Distancing
5 months ago

8 Ways to Date Your Friends and Narrow Your Distancing

With everything going on in our world these days, friends are essential to our health. I don’t have family nearby, so maintaining my friendships is especially important, especially those friendships with history…
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What I’ve Learned from My 95-Year-Old Mom About Relationships
7 months ago

What I’ve Learned from My 95-Year-Old Mom About Relationships

The best fight my parents ever had was the day my father tried to outrun my mom in their own house. Before I get into the story, there’s something I should share about Annie…
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Older and Dating Online? 5 Ways to Stop Taking Things Personally
7 months ago

Older and Dating Online? 5 Ways to Stop Taking Things Personally

“Don’t take things personally,” a good friend said years ago, back when I started internet dating. “He doesn’t know you.” I was younger then, and more stubborn. “How can I not take it personally? We went out and he didn’t call. It’s personal…”
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What I’ve Learned from the Men in My Life That Women Often Miss (Even After 50)
10 months ago

What I’ve Learned from the Men in My Life That Women Often Miss (Even After 50)

The reality of stepping out there after a long hiatus – whether you’re divorced or widowed – is anxiety-producing. But what I’ve learned about myself and about men couldn’t have been experienced otherwise…
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Want to Finally Succeed at Dating Over 60? Make This One Attitude Shift
11 months ago

Want to Finally Succeed at Dating Over 60? Make This One Attitude Shift

I recently had another of those relationship discussions with a few single friends. What they have in common is, they all have plunged into online dating. And everyone agrees that online dating is more painful…

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Don’t Give Up Dating Over 50: 10 Ways to Connect with a Guy Who “Clicks”
1 year ago

Don’t Give Up Dating Over 50: 10 Ways to Connect with a Guy Who “Clicks”

You’ve gone on 14 first meets and you’re done. You’ve had it. This online dating thing isn’t working. It isn’t working and you’re fine with that. You’ve got a life – a great life. Friends, grown kids, grandkids…
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Ready to Start Online Dating After 50? Be Prepared to Meet These Guys, But Would You Date Them?
1 year ago

Ready to Start Online Dating After 50? Be Prepared to Meet These Guys, But Would You Date Them?

A friend of mine in her early 60s was surprised when a man she met for the first time for a coffee date asked if she’d like to get together for dinner the following Saturday. Read More

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?
2 years ago

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?

We are a group of seven women of a certain age, sitting around the dinner table (yes, there is wine), talking about relationships. Since we don’t know one another that well, there are lots of questions. Read More

Dating Tips for Mature Women: 7 Signs He’s Bad for You (and 7 He’s Got it Bad for You!)
2 years ago

Dating Tips for Mature Women: 7 Signs He’s Bad for You (and 7 He’s Got it Bad for You!)

If a guy really likes you, he wants to be with you. Common sense. But what about in the beginning, before it’s a relationship. How do you know a man is interested then? Read More