As it turns out, the “young at heart” have it going on much more than anyone previously realized.According to a recent study from Match.com, older singles report feeling the greatest level of happiness combined with the least amount of stress over their relationship status.“I can say that sometimes in the street I think: ‘Oh yeah, that would be a nice person to go to bed with’,” Vikki, 70, from Dorset told us.Joey, 69, from London said: “I got to a point where I thought I’m going to kick the bucket fairly soon.” So three months ago, he joined Grindr, the mobile dating app for gay men, and told us he’s now “averaging, I would say, four men a week”.But at it they are, and a third of those who are single told us they too would like to meet someone new.And just like younger people, most are turning to the internet to do so.But starting out in a new romance, it’d be nice to find a mate with relatively good health.Online dating has made sex more accessible for men and women over 60.
“It’s the secret sex life of your parents and grandparents.” That’s what one 70-year-old woman in Somerset told Channel 4 News.Al adds that their focus on affection has really become a shared value in this budding relationship. “So I cut any generic mentions of long walks on the beach and instead focused on more intellectual matters [in my profile].The quality of my interactions has gone up since I clarified what I like best.” 3. “I don’t want to be tied to the hip with a spouse anymore,” says Washington native Marie, 61. I want a man, but I also want time alone to explore, see friends on my own, and, frankly, spend time with my own thoughts.Connie, 83, from London has just signed up for a dating site, even though she can’t work a computer.Her granddaughter Nicola is acting as both facilitator and gatekeeper and sifting those she thinks are suitable.