Andrea Rock

Health Writer

Andrea Rock is freelance journalist who specializes in health topics. Her work has earned her the American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Outstanding Journalistic Achievement In Reporting and Writing on Family Medicine and Health Care, the National Magazine Award for Journalism in the Public Interest, and the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Investigative Reporting. She was a senior writer and editor for Consumer Reports for more than a decade, and is the author of The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Money, SELF, O Magazine, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

Latest by Andrea Rock

An Annual Relationship Checkup Can Keep the Spark Alive

Whether you’ve been married for decades or are in a new relationship, there is one thing all couples should do once a year to keep the spark alive.

Dating Over 50: What Online Profiles Reveal

How do people describe themselves on online dating sites? And which qualities are they seeking in a potential partner? Here’s what the latest research shows.

Dating Over 50: What Women Really Want

Emerging research is providing some surprising insights about how women age 50 and up feel about sex, dating, and long-term relationships.

Dating Over 50: Where Matches Are Made

Dating websites are a popular way for people 50 and up to find romantic partners, but that doesn’t mean the old-fashioned ways of finding love no longer work.

How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

The most common targets for online dating scams are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, or disabled. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Dating Over 50: More Are Looking for Love Online

Much of the stigma regarding online dating has disappeared, and nearly 60 percent of adults in the U.S. now view it as a good way to meet people.

Fine-Tune Your Flirting Style After 50

When someone is flirting with you and you don’t recognize it, he or she may assume you are not interested—even though that may not be the case.

Is Dating an Old Friend a Good Idea?

While there are various ways you might cross paths with a love from long ago, living in today’s digital world increases the likelihood of that happening.