As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy. More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.And that’s why sex is often such a disaster in later years.
While these days we older women are healthy, slim and fit, most men of the same age have diabetes, dicky hearts and high blood pressure.Our mothers and grandmothers pioneered the sexual revolution, but now we, their collective daughters, actually havevery little idea of what they struggle with and what they delight in when it comes to sex and relationships. What do I have to look forward to, and what should I be aware of as I get older?We don't really know what to expect from our bodies or libidos as we age. In an effort to answer some of these questions, we tracked down six delightful women between the ages of 62 and 79 who were willing to speak about their sexuality and how it has changed and progressed over time.Because the future of your sex life doesn't have to be a question mark. Rejection at this ripe time in our lives can really stink. As we learn to move on after divorce, even the strongest of us can’t help but feel like we did something wrong when the person we loved and cared about, and spent our lives with as a partner, suddenly doesn’t want to be with us anymore.