That works for gorgeous year-olds, but not for us. In order to keep the old chassis more or less on the road, we must polish it and buff it up. I am not the only one enjoying herself so thoroughly at this late ish point in life. After dinner, I talked about this at length with Matthew, who is a psychologist and himself over At least nowadays there are gyms that cater for this level of vanity. We might not be crones, but gone are the days when we can walk into a room with unbrushed hair, wearing a tacky T-shirt and flip-flops. Even Matthew later told me that he was in complete agreement with the stranger. I also never wear flat shoes, except trainers for the gym. But really it is about attitude — and I am certain that is what my admirer at dinner picked up on. Yes, we year-olds of today are sexy, youthful and raring to go. For someone of my age, sex appeal is supposed to be a distant memory. Sex is in no way off the agenda because of my age. Share or comment on this article: Look at Tina Turner, who is 75, and Cher, nudging This is such a new and radical thought that it requires a significant culture change. But he is so besotted with her that he Skypes or phones at least five times a day, and is always emailing her love poems he has written. We are grannies or aged spinsters, a burden to the NHS and even to our families.