The Internet has made the world smaller, making dating for seniors easier.
My sister is happily married to a man that lived in another state, who she met through a senior dating service online.
They see each other most days, but Carole says: “It’s more exciting seeing each other when you don’t see each other all the time.” David was keen to avoid the compromising involved by sharing each other’s space.
“You don’t want to be in a close, tight relationship again with all that involves, with all the sort of mundane things.” Throughout our research we have repeatedly heard how this second chance at love and sex was entirely unexpected.
Online dating has made sex more accessible for men and women over 60.
But as well as offering the possibility of greater sexual fulfilment, the internet is also throwing up new challenges and dangers.
David and Carole live opposite each other, having moved down to Hastings after their respective partners died. Quoting webmaster_blog: You may be thinking how hard it will be to ever find your soul mate, and be happy again in a relationship, because you feel now that you are older, dating is not for you.AARP reported, in a study they conducted of singles aged 55 an up, that 49% said, "Having someone to talk to or do things with" is the most important reason for dating when your older.Justin has had people come to him using household products as lubricants- shampoo, hand cream and even cooking oil.“There does need to be perhaps a focus on trying to make services more older people friendly.” In many ways it is no surprise that older people are taking risks.