Because you're never too old to find love...
According to Yahoo, the average age that one loses their virginity in the United States is about 17 years old. Now, whether that seems really young to you or a little older than you expected, it certainly pales in comparison to waiting until your 70. Hey, better late than never, right?
Meet Pam Shaw. Pam does not believe in sex before marriage. And since her career as a cabaret singer always took precedence over her love life, she has remained a virgin. Even though her stage name was The Sexational Pam, and even when she would brush shoulders with the sex symbols of her day (like Tom Jones and Roger Moore), no one could convince this celibate starlet to make that love.
Until now. According to Pam, “Now’s the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke. My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire.”
Gotta give the lady credit for refusing to settle, right?
She goes on to say, “I may be 70, but I’m young at heart. People can’t believe it when I tell them my age. I think I look great, maybe because I’ve never been married or had kids. I’m fun and have bundles of energy.”
Pam has so much energy, in fact, that she still performs (in revealing costumes, no less!) on Britain's club circuit.
Her career took off in the 1960s after she won a TV talent show called ‘Opportunity Knocks’. She began opening for big acts like singer Englebert Humperdinck, comedian Ken Dodd, and performed on stage in Las Vegas with Tom Jones.
She states, “I was never short of offers in my heyday. Men saw the outfits I wore on stage and thought I would be easy. But I’ve never really been intimate with a man, just a bit of kissing. I had a sexy stage name and dressed sexy, but that was all for my career.”
Pam lived with her mother throughout her life, and took care of her mother until she passed away at the age of 97 in 1995.
To her, like many of the women in her day, the idea of marriage meant giving up on personal dreams, a path Pam wasn’t willing to take. “I wouldn’t entertain the idea of sex outside marriage----and marriage meant giving up on my dreams.”
You have to appreciate that kind of strength and determination for a woman of her generation to rebel against the norm (fall in love, marry, have kids before 25...) but the thought of never being in a relationship, never knowing a lover’s kiss, never making love...would it create a lonely existence? Or is this lifestyle overrated? Well, it seems as though Pam is willing to give love a chance.
“I feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe go to bed with a man. You are never too old for anything. Just look at Joan Collins.”
With an attitude like that, perhaps she will find the man of her dreams, and discover what she’s been missing all of these years. (Hopefully, she won’t be disappointed!)
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