As sex writers we tend to think that, while plenty still makes us blush, there's not a lot that we haven't at least heard about. But we had no idea that the elder dating scene was so saucy (even after interviewing performance artist Christen Clifford about elder sex). Naively enough, we just kind of assumed that dating in the twilight years got all chaste and 1950s-esque. Author Bob Morris thought the same thing until his 80-year-old dad started dating again, mere months after his mother's death. It's both heartening and heartbreaking to learn that dating in your eighties is rife with just as many playas and game-playing as in your twenties, as Morris chronicles in Assisted Loving: Tales of Double Dating with My Dad.
Seriously, what would you do if your 80-year-old dad called from his new girlfriend's bed? (And this is no Hugh Hefner scenario: the woman in question was pushing 80 herself.) And how would you counsel your father if he was being led on by a snowbird with a booty call in every city? Morris's book alternately cracked us up and made us cry, and we have to say that we'd set up our grandmothers with Bob's dad in a heartbeat. Also, the next time we see a couple of senior citizens canoodling at a restaurant, we'll definitely blush thinking about what they might be getting up to later that night.
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