Would you Adam and Eve it – sex really does get better with age!


Seniors do it better… and that’s a fact according to a survey by EliteSingles. Youngsters like to think that they’re the only ones copping off – but they’re wrong! They might not like to think that their mum and dad are still having sex, but think on – grandma and grandpa are still just as likely to be rustling the bedcovers! Just check out these stats…

Fancy an early night!

93% of over 70s said sex is important in a relationship. Yep, early bedtimes has nothing to do with wanting more sleep!

Better with age

84% of over 70s said sex gets better with age, and 37% say that they couldn’t stay in a sexless relationship.

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More sex please!

Over 70s are less accepting of celibacy than singles aged 18-30. Just 7% of seniors said they were ‘happy without sex in a relationship’, compared to 14% of 18-30 year olds.

Casual vacancy!

Over 70s are more OK with casual sex than singles aged 18-30. 79% said they don’t need to wait for a solid relationship commitment before having sex, a sentiment that was shared with just 69% of younger singles.

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Go granny!

Grandma puts her back into it… 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.

Up for it

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.

Love at first sight

60% of seniors still believe in love at first sight, and superficial attraction remains important – the face, chest and bottom were voted the top three most attractive features in an older person.

Romance isn’t dead!

They might have been around the block, but that doesn’t mean seniors have lost their faith in love. Even after break-up, separation and divorce, 96% believe you can fall in love at any age and 87% of single over 70s believe love could be just around the corner for them.