Do you have to be a teenager or twenty-something to find romance? Many of the budding romances we see on screen, in books, or in songs feature young love. But in reality there’s no age limit for love.
There are many more stories that often don’t get told.
If you ask the couples below, they would tell you that it’s never too late to find love.
George Carlin and Sally Wade
Famed comedian George Carlin met his second wife, Sally, a year after he had lost his first wife to cancer, he wasn’t expecting the courtship so soon after the death, and said the relationship happened “like a thunderbolt.” Carlin, aged 61 at the time, found his match in Sally. He described the relationship as “what I call perfect. It’s a gift. It’s an absolute gift from the cosmos that we found each other.” The two spent a decade together before his death in 2008.
In an interview after Carlin’s death, Wade noted that a willingness to be vulnerable was central to this love story. “Because I took a chance, I met my match, and we don’t always take that chance. And I’ve always been afraid of intimacy, but he made me feel safe. So it was just one of those moments in life that you regret if you don’t do it, yet you know you might get really hurt if you do.”
Nancy and Ronald Reagan
Would-be President Ronald Reagan married Nancy Davis in 1952, when he was 41 and she was 31.
In a book she wrote, Nancy describes what initially attracted her to Ronald: “He didn’t talk about himself. He didn’t talk about his movies. He talked about a lot of things, but not about ‘my next picture, my last picture …’ He was a Civil War buff, loved horses, and knew a lot about wine. In fact, he had a broad knowledge of a lot of different things. I loved to listen to him talk. I loved his sense of humor. I saw it clearly that very first night: He was everything that I wanted.”
Their 52-year marriage was full of romance, with Ronald often writing love letters. In one, given to Nancy for their 31st wedding anniversary, he wrote “I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me.”
James and Peggy Mason
James, 93, and Peggy, 84, became the oldest newlyweds in the UK when they married shortly after meeting at a retirement centre in 2007.
The Guardian interviewed the couple after their wedding, and the couple was clearly smitten. Peggy shared that the romance was love at first sight, saying “I knew as soon as I saw him he was the man for me. It was the twinkle in his eyes. He makes me happy, we’re laughing all the time. We find funny things in everything. That’s great at our time of life to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.”
Mr. Mason added “It’s never too late. If you love them, marry them. There’s no point hanging round at our age. You need to get on with things.”
Anyone Can Find Love Later in Life
As a men’s health clinic, we hear many stories about people rejuvenating their love lives and finding romance throughout their lives. We also hear about how men of any age, particularly those over 40, can have medical issues which can get in the way of a rewarding and intimate relationship.
If you need medical assistance as you get back into the dating world, FullMast clinics in Toronto in Vancouver are here to help. Call us toll free at 1-844-500-1177 or contact us online today.