Love knows no boundaries- not that of age, not that of bonds, not that of reputation and not that of time. 67-year-old Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s acceptance of his “relationship” with a 43-year-old Rajya Sabha TV anchor Amrita Rai and their plans to marry has certainly rocked the chairs in the country.
Elder love has often been shunned for its posed danger to “morality, as the world calls it” and has been ignored for the physical limitations that it could have.
But the political leader has stood against the world with courage to announce his love affair, tweeting, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case". "Once that is decided we would formalise it. But I do condemn encroachment in our private life," the Congress general secretary added after media reports about their relationship appeared.
Even the lady in question has been bold enough to come out in the clear. "I have separated from my husband and we have filed a mutual consent divorce papers. After which I have decided to marry with Digvijaya Singh," she tweeted.
This love affair has come past the issues of old age, age difference between the couple, and the relationships they were once in- Singh's wife Asha passed away last year after prolonged illness. He has four daughters and a son from his marriage.
Ever since the confession, social networking sites have gone flooded with reactions from people about the news. Why is it that this matter is getting so much attention? Is it for the fact that our society hasn’t yet come to terms with elder love? If yes, why so?
Probably we believe that failing memory would make interesting conversation impossible, and old people didn’t seem inclined or able to participate in the lovely stuff of love — sadly, because what better way to get through that wretchedly boring, painful and terrifying period we call our golden years?
Whatever it is that the society can’t digest, this love in the times of elections has a new definition to morality and the parameters of love. With a series of attacks, disfavours, a little support, and lots of drama, no one knows whether the world would learn to accept love in its crude form.
Instances like these make us to think that doesn't increasing age influence or rather decrease one's sexual interest? Well, young men have 10 times more testosterone in their early 20s, and this is the peak of their sex drive. It tends to level out after that. On the other hand, a woman's sex drive peaks in her late 20s and early 30s. As a result of decreased testosterone as men age, they tend to become more compassionate as their levels go down. Conversely, as a woman's estrogen level decreases with age, she will become more assertive. This has to do with the fact that the proportion of testosterone in a woman's system plays a larger role as the estrogen decreases.
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