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Frequently Asked Questions

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Everything you need to know about The Arrow.

Q: What is The Arrow?

A: The Arrow is a free digital newsletter delivered to your inbox every two weeks, loaded with stories for guys in their 40s and 50s about the stuff in life that actually matters. Sex and relationships? Check. Health and fitness? Double check. Money, fatherhood, food, and '90s movies? We’ve got you covered. If you’re tired of sifting through websites that seem designed for guys barely old enough to drink, where the biggest concerns are how to take a shirtless Tinder profile pic and how long you can crash in your parents’ basement before they tell you to get the hell out, we’re here to offer an alternative. At The Arrow, we’ve curated the best news, advice and info for guys navigating the most important decades of their life.

Q: Do I need to be an AARP member to subscribe to The Arrow?

A: Nope. If you’re over 18, you can sign up for free at any time (and unsubscribe at any time).

Q. How do I subscribe?

A. It’s super simple. Just go here:

Q. Will you share my email address or personal information with others?

A. Not gonna happen. Any information you share with us — and that includes your email address — is strictly confidential.

Q. I’ve subscribed to the newsletter but haven’t been getting it. What’s the deal?

A. The deal, more than likely, is that your email provider is blocking us as junk or spam. We’re not gonna take it personally, but you might want to check your spam folder. Add The Arrow to your safe sender or whitelist, and that’ll probably fix the problem.

Q: Is there a print version of The Arrow?

A: That would be pretty cool, but for now The Arrow is a digital-only publication, which means you get to read us on a computer, smartphone or tablet, and it isn’t costing you a dime. Hey, the future isn’t all crappy.

Q: I’d like to write for The Arrow. Where can I send story ideas?

A: Whether you have a topic that you’re dying to write about, or you’ve got a story you think will resonate with guys your age, drop us a line at aarparrow@aarp.org. Just put “PITCH” or “STORY IDEA” in the subject line so we don’t accidentally delete it.

Q. How do I unsubscribe?

A: Why do you hurt me, Michael? I’ve always been loyal to you.

Q: Are you just quoting The Godfather: Part II right now?

A: Yes, sorry. If you really want to leave, you can unsubscribe by clicking on “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email that you receive from us. But before you do it, there’s something we need to say.

Q: Don’t do it.

A: We know it was you, Fredo. You broke our heart!

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