Dear Dr. Romance:

Excellent advice and a most excellent article I just read about older women dating younger men and age differences. I'm a 50 year old single male and have been  single for 15 years with no children and have dated younger women on several occasions but did not seek them out but I caught tremendous flak from female co-workers because of the age  difference thing, so I printed out your article and showed it to them.   If I ever date a younger lady again, I will show them this article, so again thanks.

Dear Reader:

Keep in mind that your co-workers wouldn't flak you if they didn't now.  You must be talking about the age difference at work, and it might be wiser not to bring it up.  Be careful in how you share your personal life at work in general.  The gossip mill can be very hurtful.

"Mirrors and Teachers" will help you handle difficult and critical people.   "Response-ability"  will show you how to respond to them.  

Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences  will help you make your relationships work, no matter how different your ages and attitudes are.

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Author's Bio: 

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 30 years experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again; Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The Commuter Marriage, and her newest, Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog, and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter.

Dr. Tessina, is CRO (Chief Romance Officer) for, a website designed to strengthen relationships and guide couples through the various stages of their relationship with personalized tips, courses, and online couples counseling. Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, and such TV shows as “Oprah”, “Larry King Live” and ABC News.