Just like an accident, falling in love can happen at any age, at any place. Although most people fall in love during their younger days, there are also a number of men and women who are bitten by the love bugs at older age. This happens everywhere and in any community.
But when an elderly man or woman falls in love with someone that he or she feels very special, there is bound to be protest by certain quarters. This should not happen at all as falling in love is not a crime, provided those involved do not transgress the social norms and religious rules.
I am touching on this topic following a friend’s mumblings the other day that he was frowned upon, chided and made fun of by many people for falling in love with a spinster at his office. The over 50-year-old man said he sees no reason why anybody should feel uncomfortable when he and the lady love each other.
“The lady is single, while I have another three vacancies to fill up and most importantly, I do not snatch away anybody’s wife or sweetheart,” said the trendy man who is a senior manager with a GLC.
Admittedly, I have no objection of him falling in love, but cannot help feeling sympathetic to his wife and kids.