Most singles over age 50 think they’re no longer at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Emotionally, you need to construct a wall around yourself which nobody can penetrate until you believe it to be safe.
People will plunder your emotions without compunction if you let them. Some women, in particular, leave themselves emotionally vulnerable by investing too much hope in a particular potential mate, or after physical intimacy with someone.
If you meet someone you fancy, by all means enjoy good, fun sex.
Australian dating website RSVP claims that adults aged 50-plus make up 22% of its membership and the oldest registered member is 91 years old.
In terms of how big this phenomenon is becoming, a 2011 worldwide survey of 25,000 married or cohabiting people found that 37% of those aged 60 years-plus had met their partners through the internet.