And just like younger people, most are turning to the internet to do so.
Connie, 83, from London has just signed up for a dating site, even though she can’t work a computer.
“I can say that sometimes in the street I think: ‘Oh yeah, that would be a nice person to go to bed with’,” Vikki, 70, from Dorset told us.
Thank you for helping me find a gorgeous girl here!! It was love at first sight, and he proposed to me six weeks later.
I actually love using this app more than any other dating apps I've tried!
Margaret, 67 from Oxfordshire told us: “We still feel as though we have a right to be a sexual being as well as everything else. ” “Younger people nowadays must think: ‘Oh God, that’s gross, you know, granny’s at it,'” Myra, 67, in Essex, told us.
But at it they are, and a third of those who are single told us they too would like to meet someone new.