SINGLE AT EIGHTY: Jean Croft and Mabel Mott both lost their husbands and have been living alone for a number of years. But with their newfound independence, they're not looking for a second shot at love because
SINGLE AT EIGHTY: Jean Croft and Mabel Mott both lost their husbands and have been living alone for a number of years. But with their newfound independence, they're not looking for a second shot at love because "you only get lucky once". Marian Faa

Single, but ready to mingle? The spot to meet senior women

SENIOR men looking for love might set their sights on Warwick, which is home to the country's highest ratio of single women aged 80-84.

Census data obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Warwick is home to 146 eligible bachelorettes in their early 80s, making up 67.3 per cent of women in this age group.

Compared with just 34 single men, the odds of finding a partner are certainly tipped toward the blokes.

But not all these women are looking for romance in their senior years.

Having both lost their husbands in the 1990s, Jean Croft and Mabel Mott have made the most of independence and are now content living alone.

"You only find true love once," Mrs Croft said.

Read more at the Warwick Daily News


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