What is the effect of ageism on your love life?
Talking about love affairs among older people is ridiculous to many young adults and seniors. No one can deny the importance of love. It’s a basic human need. However, most seniors tend to ignore it because they think they’re too old and love and romantic affairs are for teenagers.
The roots go back to the destructive effects of internalized ageism when individuals unnecessarily restrict the late-life possibilities and don’t let themselves enter into any romantic or sexual relationship. They strictly believe that there’s an age at which they are too old to fall in love or use dating applications.
Another destructive effect of ageism is discouraging seniors from opening up about their sexual desires and experiences. Unfortunately, people tout the ick factor regarding seniors being sexual or talking about sex.
It’s time to stop these negative attitudes about seniors and their romantic affairs. Falling in love and having a perfect sexual relationship is the fundamental right of every human being, regardless of age. No one should be ashamed of such things.