We thought it was high time we republished it here, updated to reflect what we’ve learned from the thousands of people who have registered for Stitch so far and told us their stories. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Which of the following images do you think the media is more likely to use to accompany an article on online dating? At the same time, more older adults over 55 find themselves single and looking, either through divorce or the tragic loss of a husband or wife they loved for many years.Given that our own relationship fulfillment (emotional and sexual) continues to be beyond our most ardent dreams, we are always curious to see if other couples where the man has impotency are having a similar experience. Every woman we have interviewed over the years who has been with a man with E. or full impotence –and who has not slipped into despair or victimhood, describes them as “The world’s greatest lovers!” Okay, I know, this sounds very self-serving given my condition, but stay with me and you will see why this response is not that unusual.The joke is apt for men under 40 — youngsters who feel horny much of the time and tend to get aroused quickly.
As a fully impotent cancer survivor with a female partner, we have been speaking to men, women and couples about sex, intimacy and relationships for years.A look that millions of men have when they struggle with this condition that seems to becoming increasingly prevalent.I half-joked that Jacqueline and I considered starting a dating site for men with E. because there were many women who would love to be their mate.We realized immediately that our little trial of online dating for seniors was something that resonated with people all over the world, and that we needed to go ahead and build something that would help us touch the lives of older adults everywhere.It has felt a bit strange, then, that the article which inspired Stitch doesn’t appear on the Stitch blog.In order to use Medscape, your browser must be set to accept cookies delivered by the Medscape site.