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Both men and women are living longer, and with their relationships given fresh impetus by the introduction of Viagra, American "seniors" are revolutionising internet dating and matchmaking agencies.
Retiree registration on the biggest internet dating agency in the United States, has risen by 122 per cent in less than 12 months. Last year, more than a million American men and women over the age of 65 joined on-line dating agencies in search of romance in later life.
Meanwhile, the author’s own fabulous fashionista city life was floundering as he watched all of his friends get married.
He was seeking love in a market increasingly unsympathetic to a middle-aged gay man.
With a wicked sense of humor and some brutally honest reflections, Morris explores universal themes such as the aging parents of baby boomers who refuse to go quietly; the internet era of romance, and the complications of parent and child accepting one another.
"My recommendation is to meet first of all for coffee," he says. Lots of people send in photographs of themselves when they were 20 years younger.
That can be a disappointment when you eventually meet.
Pepper uses voice and emotion recognition and then uploads the data to a cloud system to help it learn to act more naturally.
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