Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. After the funeral, a grief counselor told her to make no sudden changes in her life for at least a year, and she followed that advice. Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.
She resolved to be pickier, only contacting men who were closely matched—90 percent or more, as determined by the algorithm pulling the strings behind her online search. Back in college, she'd studied computer science and psychology, and she considered herself pretty tech-savvy.She had a website for her business, was on Facebook, carried a smartphone.But nothing clicked—either they weren't her type or they weren't exactly who they said they were.This seemed to be one of the problems with online dating.That's still an awful lot of Christmas cards - on average 14 cards need to be written every day which sounds like a dreadfully dull duty for one Queen.
The 105 age bracket is a tiny one and it's one for the women - less than 1 in 10 people in this demographic are men.
They might only represent about 1% of the total population, but given that the number has increased 33% since 2002, they're likely to become a bigger part of Britain.
But a lot of people pass away between their 90th and 100th birthdays - the totals plummet from 453,000 people aged 90-99 to just 12,320 aged 100 .
When it comes to government statistics, simple titles are important.
So today's numbers were clearly labelled 'Estimates of the Very Old' - and by 'very' they mean people aged 90 all the way up to the 105 year-olds.
The restaurant is a white painted weatherboard, simple but well-kept, set on the edge of a lake, separated from it by an expansive deck, dotted (not packed) with tables and comfortable chairs….