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Seniors, Romance an Relationships

Updated on February 20, 2015
Seniors and Dating
Seniors and Dating

Senior citizens are not just rocking, and knitting these day, but keeping love alive! Some baby boomers are ready to put intimacy on the back burner; especially, as they get older and sometimes sicker. Romance can sometimes be considered a part of their past and not worth the bother. Relationships are an important part of adult like, and is actually good for your heart health.

Romance does not end have to end for older people, but it should take on a whole other dimension. There is the freedom on being more confident, knowing what you want and not having to worry about getting pregnant. It is also important to be safe any age, because, age does not protect you from venereal diseases. During the 60's and 70's free love was a lot safer than it is today. You can still get HIV, AIDs, and other STD's so, just like we tell the kids, wrap it up.

I always laugh when I think of the character, "Blanche" in the sitcom, "Golden Girls." Blanche was an older woman and a southern belle, who was quite a love bug! She had a string of lovers with not end in site. This character, of course was an extreme depiction. Most children would die with the knowledge that there parents or even grandparents were still romantic. Well, get over it! Love and intimacy, does not stop as you get older.

How to Keep Romance Alive

Maintaining intimacy, may take some work on your part; but it will be well worth it. Here are some things that can help to assure your love life remains vibrant after sixty. It is not secret that as we get older, we tend to get little aches and pains, in places we did not know existed.

We also can not eat like we used to. No more Mexican or spicy food before bed. Not unless you want to be up all night. There are many things we can to to improves our qualify of life and vitality.

Exercise: To maintain a healthy body after 60, continue to exercise and stay fit. Exercise helps you to remain flexible, and help circulation and blood flow that that is necessary for a romance to continue. You do not have to do a lot of rigorous exercise, walking every day can do a world of distance.

Bad habits: Get rid of bad habits, like smoking and drinking too much which can hurt your love life. Cigarette smoking has been linked to impotence in some men.

Energy level: When you approach 60, many of the things that took up much of your time and drained your energy are in the past. The children are grown, no more carpooling, dentist appointments and parent teacher meeting. Now you finally will have the energy to devote to healthy relationships.

Maturity: People 60 and over tend to be more mature. You can explore deeper, richer more concrete relationships. Look for people who you feel can complement your personality, interests and background.

Travel: Now that you time is your own, take time to travel or take cruises with you partner. Senior cruises will give you the opportunity to people other people your own age, who are committed to enjoying life.

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Intimacy and Dysfunction

Performance dysfunction, can happen to anyone at any age. Causes for erectile dysfunction can be, both emotional and physical. Some medications illnesses can cause problems with intimacy.

A visit to your physician, can help determine the cause and suggest treatments to address the issue. If you are having a little trouble performing as you would desire, do not suffer in silence, seek help. Depression that should not be overlooked and can be a contributor to low functioning.

If you are having problems in this area, talk to your partner. Many men simply avoid intimacy, for fear of not being able to perform. Let you partner know what is going on, so they themselves will not feel you find them unattractive. Once they know what is going on, solicit their support in getting help to get your romance back on track. So, even if you are a baby boomer, don't rule out expectations of a great love life!

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    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I have been married 36 years. It is hard. But if you hang in there it is worth it!

    • 2besure profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You go Granny's House! Work it! LOL!

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      2bsure, I am 52 and my husband id 55 and sex is better then ever. No kids at home a lot less stress. It is like falling in love again. Thanks for the hub

      Tina

    • 2besure profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Faradd thanks for taking time to comment on my hub Enjoying Sex After Sixty. Thanks for the link as well.

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      faradd 

      8 years ago

      Hi 2BeSure, I am 46 years old and I would hate to think that on the eve of my 59th birthday 13 years from now that I will no longer be able to enjoy sex at the stroke of midnight on that day. I take very good care of myself and intend to keep the flame of passion lit with my lovely wife.

      Regards,

      David Farad

      Magic Power Coffee

      World's First Aphrodisiac Coffee...For Men & Women

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