There’s no age limit for love
Your age and past might make you think that you’ll never find love again. Think again! There is no rule in matters of love, and definitely no age limit. Finding love past 60 is as possible as it was when you were 20.
Single for what feels like forever, widowed after only a short time or divorced after many years of marriage, the solitude can weigh down on you. Get rid of these old prejudices like ‘you’re too old’, and get out there!
Let’s say one of your friends has announced they are getting remarried at the age of 65. Why should that be so surprising? It’s well known that love has nothing to do with age. Haven’t we all got the right to grab hold of life with both hands?
To convince yourself, all you have to do to is to look around you at all the couples getting together during life’s later years...
Putting yourself first for love
Today, with life expectancy increasing, we have more time stretching in front of us when we retire. Suddenly there is more time for your hobbies, for devoting yourself to your passions, travelling, making friends and also for finding love. There is no reason to let yourself fade into the twilight zone!
On the contrary, make the most of your time, your experience and your freedom, so you can grow emotionally. All the more so when your children have left home and the house mortgage is finally paid off. Time to put yourself first!
Some may have stopped thinking about themselves as just parents and become lovers once more. Others seize the opportunity and take advantage of the fact that their children have left home and are married themselves, and decide to separate, which they have been waiting to do for a long time – then starting a new life with someone else.
Exploring the pleasures of later love
But where to meet someone when you are no longer 20? Whilst travelling, through one of your hobbies or even through support groups for widow(er)s. It’s up to you to get out there and make contact.
Many seniors search for someone who they have things in common with, someone to listen, and yearn for the companionship of being in a couple. But this isn’t all; at 70 years of age, 6 out of 10 women and 7 out of 10 men continue to make love. The pleasure is different however, there is normally more tenderness and canoodling lasts longer.
'Late life' love stories often awaken conflicting feelings in families, as the sexuality of older people is still a taboo and children refuse to acknowledge that hidden part of their parents’ lives. However, despite such frictions, your children should end up accepting you are living your lives again, even at 75. And after all, what could be more normal than wanting to be surrounded by love and attention?
Make the most of your time… and your experience
It is true that with age, your health does become more delicate and illnesses are more frequent, with tiredness creeping up on you more and more. But this is no reason to let yourself go and not to make the most of your age by meeting someone special. All the more so, as new love can be so liberating, like having a second youth.
Don’t forget that you have the advantage of experience behind you with the maturity that comes with age, along with the tenderness and desire that comes with new love. And what could be better than to grow old with someone you love?
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