" And Joan, in her 70s, said "Oh, no, not marry, but I would love to fall in love again! Remarkably, seniors (adults over 55) are the fastest growing segment in online dating, with one site reporting more than 1,000 new memberships per day and annual growth in revenue of more than 100%. Apparently, when it comes to the desire to fall in love, Joan and I are not alone.To be as clear as possible about the differences between falling love and loving another: "falling in love" is largely unconscious and by its very nature involves a considerable amount of idealization and projection.Here is the stat most folks don’t know—if you are still a single woman at 40, you have only a one percent chance of ever being married, if you are a single man aged 40 you have only a 5 percent chance of ever being married—Census Bureau. It is undoubtedly true that there is no fairness or equal opportunity in the dating world.
His assessment requires a fundamental shift in thinking – women must not be afraid to make the first move!At 63, he lives in a serene and comfortable residential care center about an hour away.I live alone—with a big dog—in the Vermont countryside.Ed and I are divorced for financial and psychological reasons, but I go out to see him twice a week, a drive that takes me through the mountains at night, sometimes in the snow or rain.And yes, he recognizes me and reaches out with warmth and need. He's a lovely soul, but our relationship is not fulfilling in any other way—except that I am happy for his happiness. I have lots of fascinating things to do (largely because I still need to earn a living and my work is interesting) and two wonderfully feisty grown children and a grandchild. I am vital and healthy and full of ideas about life and love.