Gray Love STARRED Library Journal Review

This volume has more than 40 stories about dating and relationships for anyone over age 60. Stories are written from the perspective of 32 women and 13 men; most were by singles with four articles from couples. Contributors range in age from 59 to their 90s; all are professionals, such as academics and writers. Included are perspectives from individuals who’ve used online dating services, a matchmaker, or other means. The volume is composed of two parts: looking for love and what happens when a person finds someone. Among the topics explored: dating and expectations after widowhood, sex, how dating has changed since one’s younger days, and deciding not to be in a relationship. The editors also point out how longing for companionship never wanes, even with age.

VERDICT This is not a how-to-date volume but one exploring different viewpoints for consideration. Best suited for a general audience of a certain age.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Parascandola , Dec 16, 2022