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Why It’s Harder for Women to Find Love When Older

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Why It’s Harder for Women to Find Love When Older

There are just too many single women in bingo halls, nursing homes and senior centers.

My abuelo had a child at the age of 65. That isn’t hard to believe; he already had 9 kids with my grandmother and hooked up with a much younger women after abuela passed. Plus, he’s Dominican. Not to stereotype my own people but Dominican men are sweet talkers, funny and – yes – very sexual. So it came as no shock when abuelo sauntered in with his new, 30-something year old girlfriend – new baby in hand.

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But, it’s not just a Dominican or Latino thing. In fact, a new study discovered that men continue to get freaky as they age. In 2015, 25 percent of men over the age of 85 had sex versus 10 percent of women over the age of 85. Plus, more than 30 percent of men between the ages of 76 and 80 reported having sex at least once a week. Only 7 percent of women the same age had sex once a week.

So, are older women refraining from sex because they just aren’t horny anymore? Not exactly. In the study, women admitted it’s difficult to find love later in life because women outnumber men. It’s a well-known fact that women live longer than men. Like single women living in NYC and LA, there are more single women to single men in bingo halls, nursing homes and senior centers. Less men, means less sex. Unless you’re a lesbian.

Can you imagine the competition? No wonder my abuelo was such a stud.

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Also, with these stats I can only deduce that older men are having sex with younger women. At 60 something, I’m sure abuelo had his pick of the litter; yet he chose to date and marry a much younger woman. Unfortunately for older women, it’s the way of the world.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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