Beyond that, if you like what you see, you can send instant messages to potential friends and partners, and build up a valuable network of favourites.Seeing which senior singles are online, receiving romantic profile reports and romantic matches, seeing who likes you, and making good use of the personality testing and matching, all add to the fun.Many felt overlooked and that they became invisible after the menopause.Margaret, 67 from Oxfordshire told us: “We still feel as though we have a right to be a sexual being as well as everything else. ” “Younger people nowadays must think: ‘Oh God, that’s gross, you know, granny’s at it,'” Myra, 67, in Essex, told us.As Nicola sends a smiley to a man called John who’s caught her grandma’s eye, Connie tells us that Nicola need not worry about her.“I have got my wits about me, I do know what it’s all about.” Stella and Peter met on e Harmony and got married a year ago, having both lost their long-term partners.
En intern undersøgelse af de ældres kærlighedsliv kom frem til, at også voksne over 70 år, i høj grad tror på kærlighed.
Joey is like almost half of all our respondents (46 per cent) who told us that sex is important to their lives.
Despite many feeling liberated in themselves, many told us they didn’t feel like society was very approving of OAP sex.
Justin Gaffney is a sexual health nurse consultant and told us: “There is a degree of naivety in the older population in that they just don’t see that they are at risk of sexual infections.” In fact, older people become more anatomically susceptible to STIs as they age, and yet 64 per cent of our respondents who are either in new relationships or are dating, hadn’t sought sexual health advice.
Justin has had people come to him using household products as lubricants- shampoo, hand cream and even cooking oil.