Finding Love Later in Life

What's it like to find love when you're older?

Frank B., December 24 - 2019 Val-d'Isère.

Second chances at finding true love.

I was married for over 17 years, and during the last year of marriage I was trying to fix what was broken, in an effort to repair and heal all the scars. It didn’t work out as planned, so in the end we divorced. That was seven years ago. It took me a while to get over it, and what they say is true – that time heals wounds.

My wish for later in life was to find love, settle down and be happy in retirement. It took me a while, and as I wasn’t getting any younger, I found the courage to start dating again, being all alone was too hard to bear. I met Jerôme while partnering up for our slow dance class. We clicked immediately, him being a good dancer and a real gentleman. I realised that when older I was looking for other things to love than when I was young. I wasn’t attracted to Jerôme at first, but over time I found him to be most honest and a gentleman true to his word. He has a flair about him I never searched for before and I enjoy being pampered when he takes me out for an evening on the town for a nice dinner and later to go watch a movie – or when the occasion rises, to slow dance at the dance hall.

To be honest, I never thought this would happen again, and I know that there are many people out there that have the same wish to connect to a loved one again, but can’t find the courage to do so, or they simply don’t know how to get in touch with people. I would like to tell them not to give up on love. If it can happen to me, it can happen to them, maybe by chance or luck, maybe with some help, who knows.

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