That doesn't mean all casual lovers feel emotionally bereft in the wake of a purely physical rendezvous, mind you.
Many say they're getting exactly what they want and need.
In 1978, one year before Iranian militants would storm the US Embassy, 17-year-old Bahram Akradi immigrated to the US, joining his brother in Colorado.
Working his way through college, Akradi found a job at a health club, cleaning and doing pool maintenance. He asked to be given a membership as partial payment for his work.
For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.
After all, it gets awfully lonely waiting around for "the one." Perhaps you've decided that what you need at this point in your life is someone to talk to and laugh with — someone with whom you can share the sheets, but not the tax refund.
In 2000, the chain entered the Chicago market and was operating 21 health clubs.
Marilyn, a 57-year-old single colleague of mine, recently reconnected with someone she had worked with many years ago. "No," Marilyn said with a laugh, "it's better than that: I'm in like with him — and that's exactly where I want to be." She further confided that they planned to make their reunions "a regular thing — if four times a year can be called 'regular.' But I think that's about all I really want." Marilyn's casual approach to maintaining a friendship with benefits typifies the mindset of older folks who have reconciled themselves to having "great fun" even if it's "just one of those things." And episodic pleasure-seeking may be more common than you think: In The Normal Bar, a book I wrote last year with Chrisanna Northrup and James Witte, we reported that 61 percent of female survey respondents who had partners fantasized about someone they had met.Further evidence of Roving Eye Syndrome came from a study of sexuality in the United States commissioned by AARP in 2009: It found that 6 percent to 8 percent of singles age 50 and up were dating more than one person at a time.The same study revealed 11 percent of survey respondents were in a sexual relationship that did not involve cohabitation. Poulan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Nearest cities: Sylvester, GA (1.7 miles ), Sumner, GA (1.8 miles ), Ty Ty, GA (3.0 miles ), Bridgeboro, GA (3.4 miles ), Sycamore, GA (3.8 miles ), Chula, GA (3.8 miles ), Doerun, GA (3.9 miles ), Ashburn, GA (3.9 miles ). Poulan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Within a year, he was the top salesperson and within 3 years, he became a partner with Nautilus.