I tactfully ignored the gradual revelation of the sunken grey hairy chest, the pallor of ageing flesh and the stick-thin legs. He started to put packets of pills by his bedside table. His first words of love were: 'Do you know about these elusive particles called neutrinos?
A large body of research shows that arousal continues well into old age.
"There's really no formula that I've encountered," says 28-year-old Andrew Reymer, a single resident of Baltimore, Maryland.
"It depends on how rapidly or slowly things progress." Joan Allen, a relationship expert, finds that baby boomers are far more likely to wait to have sex than younger daters.
I don’t know why, but my friends and I suspect that most older men don’t come out of a relationship unless there is another woman waiting in the wings.
Or they pick up someone very quickly in a bar or club. I have a great social life and lots of friends but I’d really like to share that with someone special. So I texted him to say: ‘I know you’re coming from a long way away so can I arrange the spare room for you tonight or would you prefer a local B&B?This one is a real shocker for many women, says Joan Price, author of several books including "Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex." But as we age, the hormonal drive that says "I crave sex" has receded, if not stopped.