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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How Old is “Too Old” to Get Married?

Filed under: Marriage Tips! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

You’re never too old to find true love. Reaching 60 or even 70 doesn’t mean we lose the twinkle in our eye. 😉

marriedcoupleHave you ever wondered how old is too old to fall in love? I just ran across the amazing story of the world’s oldest newlyweds… he’s 100 and she’s 93! As newlyweds, we all feel lucky that we met the love of our life, and this couple is a great reminder that age isn’t a limit on love.

This couple is also a great example of what a wedding should be about… LOVE. I’m going to guess that this particular bride wasn’t obsessed with the very latest bridal fashion and makeup or how bikini ready her body was. She was just happy to marry the man of her dreams on his 100th birthday. While you should look and feel fabulous on your big day, don’t let concern over the superficial overshadow your love story.

cartoonOnce you meet someone that you are interested in then you can be as serious or otherwise as you like. Do not feel that this has to end in marriage or that sex even has to be involved – at this age you make the rules and if you set clear guidelines at the start then you can enjoy a relationship that will give you both what you need without getting too complicated. If you are older and don’t think you’re going to find love, then you probably won’t. That’s why it’s imperative that you keep a positive attitude.

Most later-life single status is down to separation or bereavement, and the sentiments surrounding each are very different. There are hundreds of single older people who would just love to have a companion.

Washington Post columnist Abigail Trafford says: “It’s wonderful to realize that you’re never too old to fall in love, but wise to remember that you’re never too old to fall apart in love.” Trafford spent a year at the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University interviewing couples over age 50 about their personal love stories. She published those stories in a book released this month called, As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples, and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity.

Do you know any older couples that recently got married or would you consider a marriage in your 70s or beyond? Please leave a comment… I would love to hear your thoughts.

Update: Just saw on Channel 15, Phoenix that a couple just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary! What an inspiration.

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BONUS Article: World’s Oldest Newlyweds Tie The Knot

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