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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Wanted: Dirty Old Men

As our population ages, senior citizens will make their mark on the dating scene, according to an article in this month's edition of The Futurist. Senior women are expected to outnumber their male counterparts by 2.5 to 1, and many of these ladies will be single due to divorce or death of a partner. Single senior men, to be sure, can expect to be in great demand.

To be sure, many of these women won't be interested in sexual relationships. But this will be the Baby Boom generation we're talking about -- the generation that redefined sex and sexuality. This, combined with increasingly relaxed sexual attitudes and pharmaceuticals that treat sexual dysfunction, will challenge traditional taboos against senior-citizen sex.

This shift in senior sexuality will be so profound that esteemed futurist Joseph Coates has predicted a sharp rise in lesbianism among senior women. These ladies might also cultivate an eye for younger men; with cosmetic surgeries and other enhancements, women of any age will be able to turn heads.