LTK: What groundwork did you do to prepare for this book?
Susan Kiner: I interviewed extensively for the book, not confining myself to women or to the over 60.
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In fact, 51 per cent of people over 60 told us they are sexually active and many describe enjoying a late sexual bloom.One impact of loneliness, or the fear of it, is that it can compel us to make poor relationship choices.In desperation to be with someone, we often choose the wrong people...In exclusive research, Channel 4 News carried out in-depth interviews with 76 over-60s all over the country and polled another 500 to find out about love, sex and relationships in what is fast becoming a new, old age.“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.