This is the third story in our three-part series exploring dating and intimacy in Port Macquarie.
Older people in Port Macquarie believe people these days are dating incorrectly and have labelled the use of technology as impersonal.
Four women who are living at United Mingaletta have had long and happy marriages. They have very interesting stories to tell of how they met and fell in love.
Rozena Masters said these days men and women establish relationships too quickly.
"When I was young I could have friends of the opposite sex," she said.
Rozena met her husband George after the war. George was initially taken by Rozena's sister.
However Rozena was invited along to their first date, along with George's friend.
From there George and Rozena realised they were fond of each other. They were friends first before they fell in love.
The couple loved to go dancing and explore the highlights of Sydney together.
George, Rozena said, had the most lovely brown eyes and he was a very attractive man.
The couple married in 1948 and had three daughters together.
"We were very happy," she said.
Rozena said George spoiled her and gave her everything she wanted.
"I was the youngest child so I was always spoilt growing up," she said.
George passed away in 2008. Rozena said while she got lonely she never looked for another companion.
She said for young people it's very difficult dating these day and using mobile phones to establish a relationship isn't a good idea.
Rozena said people should have the courage to speak face to face about how they feel.
Barbara Muszynski said she had a very happy marriage with her husband and they were still having sex into their 80s.
Barbara met her husband Richard when she was sunbathing with a friend.
"I was feeling very proud wearing my two piece swimming suit," she said.
"He threw pebbles at me."
Later on Barbara met Richard again after she lost her brother's book and her future husband had found it.
"I threw my arms around him and apparently after he said after 'I'm going to marry that girl'," she said.
The couple will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary in 2020.
While Richard now has dementia the couple still enjoy dancing together.
Barbara said she's wary of the idea of using technology to establish a relationship.
"I'd pretty dicey, you don't know what you're getting into," she said.
I might be old but that doesn't mean I lose any feelings.Yvonne Campbell
Yvonne Campbell was 11-years-old when she first met her husband to be before they eventually married in 1947.
Yvonne said Jack lived around the corner from her house and would ring his bell on his bike to get her attention.
They would spend long days swimming at Manly together.
Yvonne said her father was very strict about her dating.
"When Jack went to him to ask if he could marry me, my dad said 'you're not one of us'," she said.
The couple went on to have nine children, including two sets of twins.
Yvonne said they had a very intimate relationship and Jack gave her everything she wanted. She still loves him very much.
"I might be old but that doesn't mean I lose any feelings," she said.
Barbara Lee met her husband John at a party in 1988 and it was love at first sight.
Barbara said John has three children from a previous marriage. They had a loving and intimate relationship.
Barbara said she was attracted to her husband as he was a very good swimmer.
"He was a diver in the navy," she said.
John passed away about five years ago and while Barbara gets lonely, she has lots of friends.
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