Posts tagged: baby boomers
My Boomer U story today was about newlyweds Theresa and Joe Phillips who married July 20. She was 68. He was 81. Neither expected to marry again.
But they fell madly in love a few years ago and tied the knot.
No one knows how boomers will couple and uncouple in the next two decades or so. See possible ways. But experts agree the dating landscape for aging boomers will be much different than the dating landscape for our parents' generation, when women outlived the men by huge margins, so there weren't a lot of available men once you hit your 60s and beyond.
The dating and remarriage market for aging boomers is “thicker” in the wonderful word used by Stephanie Coontz, one of my favorite women-and-family-issues researchers.
(S-R photo courtesy of Theresa Phillips)
In my Boomer U story today, I looked at coming trends in boomer travel.
European river cruises are hot, as is taking trips with many generations in tow.
One boomer I interviewed for the story, Susan Snelson Spiegel, is an uber traveler and always has been. And she has combined travel with volunteering on many occasions.
What kind of travel will you do in your 50s, 60s and beyond?
I picture myself, in my 80s, on those bus tours seeing the United States in a new way.
Happy Memorial Day!
(Photo courtesy of Susan Snelson Spiegel)
My husband once told me, years ago, that I would likely have a newspaper job to the grave, if I tracked the baby boomers to the grave.
That's not the reason I'm happy to be a big part of Boomer U, our new Monday Today section, but he had a point.