Grandmother Hattie Retroage who sleeps with younger men on Tinder is happy being branded a ‘dirty old git’.
The 83-year-old appeared on This Morning opposite hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, where she revealed how a trip to a steam room when she was younger transformed her outlook on life.
‘I hated the concept of age,’ Hattie said. ‘I don’t hate growing old now because I changed the concept with the word Retroage.
‘What happened was, I was a little kid and my mum took me to a steam room in Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and I saw all these old ladies and I was looking up at them and I was like, “oh my god if that’s old people I don’t want to ever be old”.
‘So the positivity grew out of the negativity. When I knew I would become old, I said I’m not going to look like one of those steam room ladies, and I don’t!’
Hattie was married for 25 years and had ‘wonderful sex’ with her ex husband, but after the split, she has decided to ‘date like a man’ in her pursuits for the one.
‘I would love to have one man,’ Hattie said. ‘I was married for 25 years and we had wonderful sex, we were in love with each other. But when the children went off to college, the whole dynamic changed.
‘I just thought I’d go out into the world and meet another man, and then have great sex for the rest of my life. What happened was I didn’t meet one man, I’d meet somebody, go out with them, sleep with them, and they were gone.
‘This happened a lot and it actually got me depressed. So I decided I’m going to date like a man, I will date several men. If one of them along the way says I want to be with you and I love you, that would be the greatest thing I could hear.’
The youngest man she has been with was aged 19, although she insists she believed he was older.
Hattie is currently dating Shaun, 33, making him 50 years her junior.
Asked how she’d feel about being called a ‘dirty old git’ like men her age doing the same, Hattie said: ‘That’s okay. Call me a dirty old anything.
‘You see who I am and I’m fine with that honey.’
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