As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy.
More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.
So, I came to appreciate the outlook of working class people, people not accustomed to the vulgarities of middle class life, to its sensitivities, and people who look to the basics in life for their rewards and understandings of their society around them.
Now, I am not – or at least try not to be — a male chauvinist pig; I picture myself a modern, urban and even urbane male, attuned to the centuries of second-class citizenship that women have suffered.
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) annual report highlighted an increase in women aged over 50 coming to the clinics for sexual health services, including sexually transmitted infection screening and menopause check-ups.
Those irresponsible students and twentysomethings playing around and not thinking through the consequences of their actions. It is becoming clear that a large proportion of people contributing to those statistics are in fact, middle-aged.For many women, perhaps coming out of a long marriage or relationship, they perhaps don’t seem to think they have to go back to the good old days of contraception and protection.Yet there are more unplanned pregnancies in the 40-plus age group than the younger ages.Ok Cupid found that out of 275,294 different questions, “do you like the taste of beer?” was the best indicator as to whether someone would be willing to have sex on the first date: What about location?