Seniors do it better: ‘sex gets better with age’ say singles over 70
- 93% of over 70s said sex is important in a relationship
- 84% of over 70s said sex gets better with age
- Over 70s are more comfortable with casual sex than singles aged 18-30
- Over 70s are less demanding of celibacy than singles aged 18-30
Sorry, seniors still have sex – and a lot of it
The survey, run by dating site EliteSingles, found that 93% of over 70s believed sex to be ‘important’ in a relationship, with 37% rating it as ‘very important’. Thirty-seven percent of seniors also said they ‘couldn’t stay in a sexless relationship’, and it’s no wonder why – 84% of over 70s said sex gets better with age.
No rest in their twilight years: over 70s want sex more than singles in their 20s
In a finding that’s sure to surprise (and perhaps dismay), the study showed that seniors over 70 have a higher desire for sex than singles aged 18-30. Indeed, celibacy was considered less acceptable for older singles than the younger ones; just 7% of seniors said they were ‘happy without sex in a relationship’, compared to 14% of the 18-30 year olds. The over 70s were also more accepting of casual sex; 79% said they don’t need to wait for a solid relationship commitment before having sex, a sentiment which was shared with just 69% of younger singles.
But Grandma - what a big sex drive you have!
A gender comparison revealed that older women are the slightly more fervent fornicators; 93% of women think the quality of sex improves with age and experience, compared with 76% of men. Women are also the more zealous daters; only 4% said they lacked the energy or mobility to join the dating scene, compared with 23% of men.