And just like younger people, most are turning to the internet to do so.Connie, 83, from London has just signed up for a dating site, even though she can’t work a computer.
In fact, 51 per cent of people over 60 told us they are sexually active and many describe enjoying a late sexual bloom.Her granddaughter Nicola is acting as both facilitator and gatekeeper and sifting those she thinks are suitable.Margaret, 67 from Oxfordshire told us: “We still feel as though we have a right to be a sexual being as well as everything else. ” “Younger people nowadays must think: ‘Oh God, that’s gross, you know, granny’s at it,'” Myra, 67, in Essex, told us.But at it they are, and a third of those who are single told us they too would like to meet someone new.
In exclusive research, Channel 4 News carried out in-depth interviews with 76 over-60s all over the country and polled another 500 to find out about love, sex and relationships in what is fast becoming a new, old age.
“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.