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Dating and Courtship in Midlife and later life

  • By: Xenia Piccio Montenegro
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Dating and courtship in midlife and later life are relatively new phenomena. A confluence of factors explains why. For one, until recently, few people lived to what is now consider midlife. In 1900, life expectancy was 47, and by age 50, ...

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