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Gogglebox Talk: Dating over 60

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This week, the Goggleboxers tuned into Insight with Jenny Brockie where dating over the age of 60 was the hot topic.

Future help

Matty figured it would probably be helpful for Jad’s future.

“You may need this in 40 years,” Matt says.

Online dating

As Jenny opened up the conversation, the topic of dating online came up and Adam had one burning question: “Can you do Tinder over 60?”

While Mick wondered if Di would ever consider taking to the online dating world.

“If something happens to me are you going to hit Tinder and Bumblebee?” Mick asks.

We think you mean Bumble, Mick. But don’t worry, Di isn’t the online type.

“Rest assured, I will not be doing any online dating,” Di says.

Face value

It seems that the youth of today aren’t the only ones guilty of not quite telling the truth about their appearance, when it comes to filling out a dating profile.

“When I fill it out, I put athletic,” Anastasia laughs.

Match made

The panel on the show consists of single and dating men and women over 60, and Em quickly spots her match. 

“He’s alright,” Em says of one guest, named Jim, on the show.

“Oh he’s cute,” she continues. “I wonder how long ago they made this.”

Like all good granddaughters, Isabelle promises she will track Jim down.

Waiting it out

The segment also gets some of the Goggleboxers thinking about what they would do if their significant other exited their life.

Keith admits he’d wait “at least 3-4 months” before dating again if anything happened to Lee.

While Di says she wouldn’t get back on the dating scene – ever.

“I couldn’t think of anything worse than having to go through all this again, can you imagine?” she says.

“Well I’ll do my best to hang in, darling,” Mick responds.

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