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Insight: Dating After 60
Dating After 60
Season 1  |  Episode 33  |  SBS  |  October 9, 2018

Jenny Brockie takes a look at what it's like to date when you're over 60.
Corporate speaker and theatre critic, Ron Lee, is in his sixties and busy dating six different women several nights a week.
Recently retired scientist, Mariane Merati, 61, loves romance and has found she’s in hot demand with younger men on dating app Tinder. She likes to explore the world by dating men of different cultures.
And 74-year-old widow, Beverley Rilatt-Richardson, entered the dating scene in her seventies and was surprised to discover she still had ‘pulling power’. She reawakened herself sexually and was thrilled to fall in lust at 73.
The stereotypes of older people being ‘past it’ or no longer interested in dating or sex are smashed in this episode of Insight called Dating After 60. In fact, according to online dating website, RSVP, older adults are the fastest growing demographic on online dating websites. RSVPs over sixties members are on the increase and now account for 14.5 per cent of all members, up from 11.4 per cent just a year ago. With more and more single people over 60 looking for love, there’s been a rapid proliferation of dating sites popping up especially for the baby boomer market.
Seventy-nine year old Jim Peters hasn’t been on the dating scene since he was 20. He was married for 50 years and when his wife died five years ago he thought he’d stay single forever. But a few years later their dogs died, the house was quiet and he discovered that the life of a grey nomad wasn’t for him so he bravely put himself out there on an online dating site. He’s looking for a well-travelled, intelligent lady between the age of 65 and 75. He says he's not dead yet so why not get out there and live a bit!
This humorous and surprising episode examines what it’s like to look for love and companionship after the age of 60.

Jenny Brockie takes a look at what it's like to date when you're over 60.
Corporate speaker and theatre critic, Ron Lee, is in his sixties and busy dating six different women several nights a week.
Recently retired scientist, Mariane Merati, 61, loves romance and has found she’s in hot demand with younger men on dating app Tinder. She likes to explore the world by dating men of different cultures.
And 74-year-old widow, Beverley Rilatt-Richardson, entered the dating scene in her seventies and was surprised to discover she still had ‘pulling power’. She reawakened herself sexually and was thrilled to fall in lust at 73.
The stereotypes of older people being ‘past it’ or no longer interested in dating or sex are smashed in this episode of Insight called Dating After 60. In fact, according to online dating website, RSVP, older adults are the fastest growing demographic on online dating websites. RSVPs over sixties members are on the increase and now account for 14.5 per cent of all members, up from 11.4 per cent just a year ago. With more and more single people over 60 looking for love, there’s been a rapid proliferation of dating sites popping up especially for the baby boomer market.
Seventy-nine year old Jim Peters hasn’t been on the dating scene since he was 20. He was married for 50 years and when his wife died five years ago he thought he’d stay single forever. But a few years later their dogs died, the house was quiet and he discovered that the life of a grey nomad wasn’t for him so he bravely put himself out there on an online dating site. He’s looking for a well-travelled, intelligent lady between the age of 65 and 75. He says he's not dead yet so why not get out there and live a bit!
This humorous and surprising episode examines what it’s like to look for love and companionship after the age of 60.

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