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FRANCE, DORDOGNE—Privately sited, beautifully restored, 18th-century stone farmhouse. Antiques, modern amenities, saltwater pool. 28 bucolic acres of woods, meadow, orchards, stream. Charming nearby villages. Sleeps 4. Weekly. (212) 772-2030;;

PARIS (SQUARE BERLIOZ—9TH ARR.), Fiber+, 3BR/2Bth, beautiful full-floor condo, 4th floor elevator. Tel: (415) 922-8888.

ST GERMAIN charming last floor, agreeably furnished, view, elevator, max 3 people.

TUSCANY MONTEPULCIANO: culture, wine, thermal bath country. Spacious 3–4 bedrooms/3 baths (3,000 euros/wk) or 2 bedrooms/2 baths (2,500 euros/wk) apartment in city center—views of countryside from terrace and garden; fully equipped kitchen, laundry, Wi-Fi. Day trips to Siena, Florence. 2 weeks min.


Summer Rentals

UPPER BUCKS COUNTY, PA: 37 acres with 5-bedroom stone farmhouse with one-acre pond. $3,000 for month of July, $3,500 for June 15–July 31. Text: (215) 495-3863.



SCRABBLE, SEX, AND SPANAKOPITA—not necessarily in that order. Fabulous femme seeking soulful male for love everlasting.

ATTRACTIVE, ATHLETIC, AUTHENTIC, honest, warm, caring, passionate, romantic, intelligent, professional woman who loves life, would like to meet a best friend to enjoy it together. Age 74–82.

GREAT WARMTH, OPTIMISM, AND DELICIOUS WIT from a guy (68–83) would be cherished by a slender, spirited gal with a passion for classical music, kids, and rich companionship. Tri-state area.

NEW YORK CITY ATTORNEY, well read and well traveled, vigorous, eclectic, good listener. But life is more. Seeks woman to share the adventure. Femmes francophones appréciées. NYR Box 68070.

GYPSY SCHOLAR SEEKS BOHEMIAN. Handsome GWM bear, 67, retired philologist, cineaste, seasoned traveler, former expat seeks kindred spirit to share life’s adventures.

RADIANT BEAUTY in her cheerful, fit 70s, worldly, genuine, kind, seeks fun, sophisticated gentleman (60s– 80s) for love and laughter. Reply with bio/photo in confi – dence:

IN THE TIME OF CORONA, Chinese-Russian grandmother, youthful 60s, seeks a kind, self-supporting, healthy single man 60–70s with whom to share some life—enjoying career, tai chi, theater, War on Drugs, Buddhist meditation, and more.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA. For those who know what I am talking about, Boston area, age 60–70.

SLIM, STUNNING BLONDE in her youthful 50s, accomplished, light-hearted, warm, seeks bright, successful gentleman 40s–60 for deeply loving partnership. Let’s laugh until our tummies hurt! Reply with bio/photo in confi dence:

NOT JUST A 20-SOMETHING SWM seeks another prolonged adolescent who gets to the classifieds. Send a writing sample. Love Trumps Hate.

SOUTH BAY/SAN FRANCISCO, late-60s, warm, attractive, spirited, PhD widow seeks intelligent, professional, cultured, caring, involved-in-the-world companion for movies, concerts, walks, hiking, travel, and a meaningful, loving connection. NYR Box 68345.


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