First dates can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never met, or have had minimal face-to-face contact.
At some point in most monogamous, over-60 relationships, the issue of whether or not to live together comes up.
Biological, demographic and psychological factors can all make it challenging for seniors to form romantic relationships: In her groundbreaking book, author Friedman explains that many of the difficulties that seniors face when approaching love are based on expectations that intimacy and love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age.
Instead, she explains, older people must define new modes of intimacy and sexuality that are not based on the conceptions that apply to younger adults: “Before it’s too late…
Although this choice is right for some women, others want a new next chapter that includes life with another partner.
It has felt a bit strange, then, that the article which inspired Stitch doesn’t appear on the Stitch blog.
We thought it was high time we republished it here, updated to reflect what we’ve learned from the thousands of people who have registered for Stitch so far and told us their stories. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.
Paula Paulette is going to be 80 in April — and she’s online dating.
And she’s not just looking for someone to eat ice cream and play bingo with.
we can choose to tear down the walls that we have built up against intimacy, choose to take the risks of it, choose to create the experiences, reunions, that will keep it alive, over the distances of time and space.