This way we get a fuller picture of who you are, and can take into consideration what you need and desire in a partner.You can also search through additional profiles using our 'Have you met...' feature.For those of us looking to start dating again over the age of 50 it can be a daunting prospect.Divorces, separations and the loss of loved ones can leave us feeling unsure of how to proceed and questioning whether we should at all.She wasn’t frightened of dying – “Not one jot” – but she was afraid of the pain and panic of struggling for air and not being able to get it. We wanted now some quiet time in the house, hanging out with Grandma, to collect ourselves. Then she explained that she must now call the duty undertakers (not, note, the undertakers of our choice), who would come immediately to cart my grandma off to the morgue at the local hospital awaiting the coroner’s decision – at which point all hell broke loose.That’s why, when we heard her breathing change at 5am on that Sunday morning, we called the emergency ACCT team. Following protocol, they called out the duty doctor, who was not from my grandmother’s local practice. My mother, the most gentle soul you can imagine, stood in the doorway and hissed: “Over my dead body. I’m not going through all this to send her straight back there.” And I got worked up, partly because it was too early to have her stretchered out under a dust sheet – she was still warm, for goodness’ sake, and whatever happened to sitting with the body in the front room? We wanted time and we wanted choice – of undertakers, of how this death was managed, of how we conducted ourselves in the minutes and hours immediately following it. It may not sound like much unless you have ever sat with someone you cared about and watched as the life struggled out of them.
Our over 50 dating service is designed to help you make meaningful connections; all of our members are here looking for long-lasting love and companionship.But when that happens, your private moment of grief is hijacked by the relentless machinery of the state, which can be incredibly distressing. She had been almost impossibly well her entire life, despite a diet heavy in purple Silk Cut, but fell ill just before Christmas.What we had hoped was flu turned into something much worse.At Elite Singles we aim to make over 50 dating as smooth and accessible an experience as possible.Our site enables you to engage with eligible, compatible singles who share your goals, values and aspirations.