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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.
Despite many feeling liberated in themselves, many told us they didn’t feel like society was very approving of OAP sex.
Many felt overlooked and that they became invisible after the menopause.
In fact, 51 per cent of people over 60 told us they are sexually active and many describe enjoying a late sexual bloom.
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”.
Joey is like almost half of all our respondents (46 per cent) who told us that sex is important to their lives.
Discovery settings allow other users to find you if desired and set a few preferences regarding who you see. You can also choose to swipe right (to like them), left (to pass), or up if you want to use one of your precious “super likes” to show them you really like them.
If you and another person have both swiped right on one another, a screen will appear showing that you’ve matched and inviting you to send them a message.
They see each other most days, but Carole says: “It’s more exciting seeing each other when you don’t see each other all the time.” David was keen to avoid the compromising involved by sharing each other’s space.