Now, I’m not a paranormal writer (at least, not yet) but you do have to wonder…
Look back 100 years – 1917
- Some marriages were still arranged
- Dating was done in groups or with a chaperone
- Receiving gifts was very much a part of the romance
- Virginity was more common until the wedding night
- Many women married in their teens, not finishing high school
- Women over 25 years old were considered spinsters
- It was romantic to cook a lovely meal with a candle lit table setting
- Kink was considered something very private, as well as the act of sex
- Sex was often times considered only for procreation
- Marriages lasted many years – divorce not being considered, even in the worse circumstances due to its stigma.
Looking at today – 2017
- Many couples meet via social media or internet dating sites
- Dating is rarely chaperoned
- Gifts are typically only given for special occassions
- Virginity is a rarity – many couples have sex by the third date, if not sooner
- Many women opt for high school and college graduation prior to considering marriage
- Many women wait until their 30’s and 40’s to marry the first time – waiting until their careers are established or hoping to find the right one later on when they’re more mature – avoiding divorce
- A romantic dinner out is preferred to avoid cleanup
- Kink is freely talked about in order to find a more suitable mate
- Sex is considered a must not an option – even without the need to procreate, thanks to advances in birth control
- It’s typical to find a mate who has been married multiple times due to divorce being a ready option for difficult relationships
Flash Forward 100 years – 2117
- Couple paring will be arranged for more equality in intellect
- Dating will be obsolete
- Gifts will be unnecessary
- Virginity will be in demand as to keep couple paring limited
- Advanced education for both parties will be the norm
- All will be pared by age 30
- Kink will again be private and underground
- Sex will be demanded for only procreation, all other options for sex will be private and underground
- Divorce will be obsolete
Of course, all this is my own personal option. What do you think romance and marriage will be like in 100 years? I’d love to hear your ideas.
Let’s face it, being over forty is inevitable. Sixty sneaks up before you know it. Are you ready for what lies ahead?
I met two really awesome women recently who are letting me be part of a project very near and dear to their hearts. It’s a new YouTube show starting February 14th, Valentine’s Day. It’s called 60 with a Splash of Splendor. No I’m not 60 yet but the show isn’t just for sixty year olds and up, it’s for everyone.
Liz and Lexi’s goal is to inform in a casual fun way. Not to say every show will be a party but the information they are sharing is useful to all ages, women and men.
60 with a Splash of Splendor
Why a show called 60 with a Splash of Splendor? Well, because there isn’t anything like it out there. Liz was googling and looking on YouTube for information geared toward the sixty year old and up. She couldn’t find anything. In her frustration she decided to do something about it. 60 with a Splash of Splendor was born.
I was lucky enough to get involved because Liz loves my books. She asked if I’d be the resident romance advice gal. I couldn’t say no! They are amazing women with a great message to share.
60 with a Splash of Splendor will cover topics such as:
- What is Romance
- Sex after 60
- Online Dating Safety
- Health and Fitness
These topics fit any age, event the Sex after 60 segment. I think you’ll really find this a great show. I’ll be posting links to the show here and on social media. The segments are only fifteen to twenty minutes. I know you’ll just love them!
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The holidays are coming and you’re single. Are you looking for a date for those Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. Comment below and let me know if you’re looking for that “Plus One”.
I know it’s October (close enough) but have you started stressing about who you’ll take to the company Christmas party, Aunt Mary’s Pre-New Year’s family gathering or to the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve party downtown? What’s the cause of your stress?
I know, you’re over forty and your sister found the love of her life at thirty. Mom and Dad are wondering when you’ll settle down. Aunt Mary gives you a hard time at every family event because you can’t seem to find Mr (or Miss) Right. Your friends are all going to have significant others with them for New Year’s Eve. Who will you kiss at midnight?
You’re probably expecting me to make suggestions where you can find a great date. Sorry to disappoint you but I’m going to give you the opposite advice – Be Brave and Be Single. That’s right, go without your “Plus One” this year.
You’re probably thinking, “Wha?” That’s right, No Date! Surprise! Why, you ask? Because, in my experience, this is the worst time to try to find that someone special. The holidays are stressful enough and then you add trying to figure out if Joe Blow’s (or Jane) bad habits are tolerable. Rather than beginning to date someone you really shouldn’t be, go to the parties alone and hold your head up high. Think about it, you need a date for Aunt Mary’s family hoopla. You take this guy that, under less stressful circumstances, you wouldn’t normally date more than once, but you don’t want to hear Aunt Mary complaining that “You’re still single?” How much more embarrassing it to have a very public argument in front of family or Aunt Mary calling a week later to invite you two for dinner and you have to tell her you’ve broke up? You don’t think she’ll let that die quietly, do you?
What do you think? Are you going to be brave and go to your parties single? Or do you want to risk a public breakup before midnight on December 31st? Tell me what you’ve decided.