Our family and friends may take it upon themselves to pass judgement just as our parents may have all those years ago.
Due to longer, healthier lives and increased divorce rates in the over 60’s, the number of available potential partners is higher than ever.
The later life dating game has never been as interesting and challenging!
However difficult it can be to assert ourselves we have the right to decide our relationships independently of those closest to us, unless we are subjecting ourselves to potential risk or abuse.
We can understand adult children’s concern for our welfare, for their financial future, for their stereotype of us as a parent, but in the end we must pursue our own course, even if we choose to be a ”Silly Old Fool” in their eyes! Regardless of how we meet someone, on-line or in person we need to be sensible and not put ourselves at risk.