"I really believe in intimacy and in the joy of meeting someone you are compatible with, and am not ready to give up on that just yet." Bob's continuing desire for companionship is echoed by the increasing number of people finding themselves single again in later life.
Divorce There are more people in the over-50s age group in Britain getting divorced than ever before, figures from the Office of National Statistics show.
"Many older people are dating, travelling, returning to university or continuing their careers.Bravery then sent the writer the revised copy in which Dougary discovered that Balding had added her own quotes to the piece - mainly promoting her new book.Upon discovering this the journalist took the decision to have her byline removed from the piece, something she admitted she has never resorted to before.The website over50has been running a dating service since it launched in 1999 and now boasts more than 250,000 registered users.Managing director Geoff Ellis says almost three-quarters of the site's clients are women.But Mr Ellis says it was important to be patient and have realistic expectations. It's like all relationships - it'll either happen or it won't. They've seen it all before and they can be picky too." Intimacy Regardless of the potential pitfalls, there is evidence to suggest it is important just to try to maintain relationships throughout your 50s - and beyond.