Why going braless isn’t the same at 60 (and it’s not what you’re thinking)

Nearing 60, columnist Dixie Laite still occasionally goes braless. But, something has changed as she’s aged. And, no, it’s not her boobs.

Dear Dixie: We met online and I’m in love. When should we meet IRL?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I met someone online, but heard through the grapevine she’s from a bad crowd. Should I still date her?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

Dear Dixie: Is it selfish to let friends go?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “Is it selfish to let certain friendships fall away?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

Dear Dixie: Why am I still so self-conscious in my 50s?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m in my 50s and still self-conscious. Aren’t I supposed to be confident by now?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

Dear Dixie: How to date a confident man when you’re feeling insecure

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m scared I’m not good enough for him.” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

After 50, no one minds your resting bitch face

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For most of my life I worked on a neutral face that didn’t look mean or unappealing in order to appease the smile bullies. After 50, I’ve moved into a protected class: females who no longer owe anyone a sweet expression.

Need advice? Send your questions to ‘Dear Dixie Laite’

Dear Dixie Laite: Jumble & Flow column

Looking for advice? If you’ve read Dixie’s Age Against the Machine column, you know she’s self-reflective, thoughtful, and tells it like it is. When I asked her “What are the 50s like for you, and what do you want younger women to know about this decade before they reach 50?” she shared these words of wisdom: […]

Murders make me feel better: the comforting joys of Law & Order, Columbo, and Perry Mason

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Hi, my name is Dixie and I’m addicted to TV mysteries. (Hi Dixie.) I’ve been engaged and comforted by television whodunits since I was a little girl, and I have no intention of stopping, or even trying to stop watching now. From Perry Mason to Columbo, you get something from these TV series you don’t, and […]

Vagina Dialogue: The more you know about your lady bits, the more you can enjoy

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I’m here to say it’s about time my mons veneris was venerable, that our labia majora were considered major… you get the idea.

I could have tried harder, but what about happenstance?

Dixie Laite in New York during COVID

How did I plan to become a teacher-turned-weight lifter-turned-TV producer to writer? That’s the thing, I didn’t. Nothing was planned, but it all worked because I worked at it.