New Memoir Explores Online Dating World

of People Over 50 in South Florida


Contains Stories of Good Karma, Bad Makeup, Expensive Dinners and Blind Luck

Every day, thousands of people sign-up for online dating services, with the hope of finding the best long-time companion. Yet for people over 50-years-old, online dating is very different and more fast-paced from those experienced by younger people. Now, this online dating world is explored in a new memoir, You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful, written by Chuck Epstein.

Based on his two years of online dating experience in South Florida, primarily in Palm Beach County, Epstein takes you on his personal and often flawed journey into who he met, what he saw, the mistakes he made, what he learned, and even an exceptionally honest account of a relationship that went from being a love affair into a tragic love affair literally overnight.

Available Now on Kindle and Amazon

You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful 



Author Bio

Chuck Epstein wrote this book after his wife of 33 years died after a six-year bout with cancer.  That started a long process of finding a companion in a very unusual dating scene in Palm Beach County, Florida, that had changed rapidly over time and had a host of new characters, each with their own stories of divorce, widowhood, serial dating and long-time single women. He said he would never want to do all that again.

In an earlier life, he has managed marketing communications and public relations departments for major global financial institutions and participated in the launch of industry-changing financial products. He also has written by-lined articles for over 50 publications, three books and served as editor and publisher of nation’s first newsletter on the topic of using the PC for personal investing and trading. (“Investing Online, 1994-1999). He also is a marketing consultant, writer and speaker on topics related to investor protection and opportunities in the very dynamic cannabis industry.

He has held senior-level marketing, PR and communications positions at the New York Futures Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Lind-Waldock, Zacks Investment Research, Russell Investments and Principal Financial.

He has won national awards from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) and his web site,, was named best small blog in 2009 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

In the financial industry, he worked on teams that introduced futures and options based on the S&P 500, Russell indexes, CRB index, Eurodollars and CDs. At Zacks, he started and managed an internet newsroom supervising reporters who produced daily print, video and audio stories. He has produced editorial and marketing materials in print, video and audio formats.

In addition to You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful,(2016), he is author of How 401(k) Fees Destroy Wealth and What Investors Can Do To Protect Themselves (2012) and editor of Managed Futures in the Institutional Portfolio (Wiley, 1992) and The Handbook of Corporate Earnings Analysis (Wiley, 1994). He holds an MA in Communications and a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Contact the Author

You can contact Chuck Epstein at