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She Doesn’t Call Me Dad

Finding companionship in old age is no longer taboo—at least not to the aged

She Doesn’t Call Me Dad
She Doesn’t Call Me Dad
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What’s Out There...

  • Secondwedlock.com: A discreet, personalised matrimonial portal that also caters to the elderly
  • Marrygold.in: Another bureau that also caters to the older lot looking to get married
  • Kumar Deshpande Foundation: Organises meetings for senior singles, promotes companionship, takes care of legal hassles
  • Vina Mulya Amulya Sewa: This Ahmedabad-based agency promotes live-in relationships for the elderly. It also arranges weddings.

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“What do I want in a man? Well, it might be hard to find a perfect gentleman, but he should be dignified, financially sound and have clean habits,” declares Reba P.M. Mukerji. It’s what any girl may look for in a partner. Only, Reba is 61. “I like to sing, so if he has an interest in music, that’ll be a good way to spend our evenings together,” she giggles. Reba is innately youthful, a great conversationalist, a regular at the gym, has never been married—and doesn’t intend to, for a while. “I’m all for a live-in relationship at this stage. If it goes well, I’ll think of marriage,” she says firmly. It’s an exciting phase of life to be in, she says. Domestic worries—she’s a teacher and was the sole caretaker of her ailing mother—have finally taken a backseat. Reba is in luck. There are plenty of men her age out there, as enthusiastic to join, or rejoin, the dating game.

Not fellow Mumbaikar Felix Braganza, 66, though, who’s already taken. For...

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