Couples That Prove Love Is Alive And Well Later In Life

People often think that they will find the love of their life when they’re young and that they’ll have a whirlwind romance. Sadly though, the sparks from the honeymoon phase might die out and you can even fall out of love.

If you’re feeling like you’ll never find that exciting, whirlwind romance in your older years, don’t fret. There are people who are still thriving in love later and life and showing us that if you put in some effort, it will last.

Maybe The Key Is Being With Someone Who Gets You

This woman lucked out the second time around with a man who saw it as a no brainer to support her mug collection. We all need someone who will look after our needs like that.

tweet: my dad used to get so mad every time my mom would come home with a new coffee mug (she likes to collect them) and her new bf literally built her a wall to display her collection.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AnaStanowick_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AnaStanowick_

Who Would Ever Get Tired Of These Snaps?

The dad looks so bashful, but after all these years of marriage, he has to be used to it by now. I’m sure he was thrilled when she set up her Snapchat account.

tweet: the best thing about my mum finally getting a decent phone is her fangirling over my dad on snapchat like a teen
Photo Credit: Twitter / @empratts
Photo Credit: Twitter / @empratts

Don’t Let Life Stop You From Celebrating

It’s nice to know that even though life changes a lot of things, there are still people who set aside the time to celebrate the moments that matter, even if it is in the middle of a ballpark.

tweet: my parents didn't want to miss my game but it was their 20th anniversary so dad surprised mom with a candlelit dinner at the park
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mattigb23
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mattigb23

These Two Are Keeping Things Exciting

After all the years of being married, these two still get excited for date night. There is something comforting about knowing that you’ll still want to impress your partner after all those years.

tweet: my parents are out here trying on outfits for their date tomorrow
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lesleyy_gomez
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lesleyy_gomez

OK, This Is Adorable

Talk about a romantic gesture! Sometimes it feels like we don’t have this kind of romance in relationships these days. Maybe it’s something that comes with time and getting to know one another.

tweet: my dad's been writing my mom a poem every Valentine's day for 20 years and this year he took a line from every single one since 1997
Photo Credit: Reddit / windzey
Photo Credit: Reddit / windzey

People Tell You All The Time To Marry Your Best Friend

Maybe this is why they say that, because then there will never be a dull moment. It’s also probably because you need to be able to count on your partner like you would a best friend.

tweet: I came home and it took me 45 minutes to find my wife. She is hiding in the couch. Pro tip: marry your best friend
Photo Credit: Twitter / @fourzerotwo
Photo Credit: Twitter / @fourzerotwo

She Looks Absolutely Stunning

It all comes down to how the person makes you feel. If you nurture one another then things are gonna last. Maybe you don’t find that perfect someone until you’re older but hey, it’s worth the wait.

tweet: so my great grandma got married today. She said to me
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Kinley_paige_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Kinley_paige_

Look At Their Cute Selfie Together

What do you think they’re talking about in that field? Probably all the wonderful experiences they’ve had in their lives. Maybe they’re recounting the days when they met for the first time.

tweet: it's hard not to have high standards when your grandparents are as cute as mine
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Taylor_Seyl
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Taylor_Seyl

There Is Nothing Wrong With Being Extra

Sometimes people don’t find the right person for them until they’re a bit older and that’s great! It’s better to wait for someone you know is the one for you than settle down.

tweet: my mom really met her soul mate at 42. They have the same birthday and took headass pictures to celebrate
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kaeluvvvv
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kaeluvvvv

This Is Pretty Much The Dream

Even though going out might not be as exciting as it was when you started dating, a date night after being together for many years doesn’t have to be boring.

tweet: wife had a bunch of rum drinks tonight and we ended up at Target
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bottlerocket
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bottlerocket

He Looks Very Serious About Accepting This Award

Being appreciative of your partner goes a long way in making things last. Plus, embarrassing them every once in a while probably doesn’t hurt either. You gotta keep everyone humble.

tweet: my mom made my dad dress up and presented him with the
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Reggae_Beauty
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Reggae_Beauty

They’re Still Flirting With Each Other!

Her smile says it all. This is her man and she loves him even though he’s probably a little annoying sometimes. I’m sure she’s no angel either, though. They both look like trouble.

an older couple flirting
Photo Credit: Reddit / R3dLady
Photo Credit: Reddit / R3dLady

Find Someone Who Supports Your Goals

Is wanting to grow an orange tree indoors a little weird? Maybe. But should this guy be proud of what he’s done? Absolutely. I’m sure his wife was just as proud to snap this pic.

tweet: my grandpa has been growing an orange tree and he made my grandma take pictures of him with it before we went to church
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jesusandpizza
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jesusandpizza

It Truly Is The Little Things

This guy has written a love note to his wife every year since they got married and she’s kept them all, too. Saying I love you doesn’t always have to be a grand gesture.

someone wrote their wife an 'I love you' note
Photo Credit: Reddit / YTMDGuru
Photo Credit: Reddit / YTMDGuru

Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

And these guys nailed it. They used up those thousand words and them some expressing all the ways they’re still having fun. I hope they get these all printed and framed.

tweet: my parents both recently turned 50 so they asked me to have a photoshoot of them by a speed limit sign that said 50.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Alfredo_DLT
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Alfredo_DLT

What A Lovely Surprise

Maybe our parents and grandparents in good relationships are the reasons why some of us have such high standards. We should have high standards anyways, but it’s nice to have something to look up to.

tweet: my mom and I went to Safeway to get some groceries and we ran into my dad buying flowers for her
Photo Credit: Twitter / @msuskilla
Photo Credit: Twitter / @msuskilla

He Is Committed To That Perfect Picture

Almost as committed as he is to his wife! Look at that sitting power pose. Do you think it helps him take a better picture? It would be hard not to when his subject is so stunning

tweet: my dad's been sitting in six different spots and kneeling 12 different ways to get the perfect picture of my mom in her new sari
Photo Credit: Twitter / @RGothoskar
Photo Credit: Twitter / @RGothoskar

It’s Nice To Have Plans For The Future

Just because you can’t do or get everything you want now doesn’t mean that you never will be able to have those things. It’s so cute he asked her to renew her vows with the ring he thinks is worthy of her.

tweet: when my parents first got married my dad couldn't afford anything special so he her her a simple band with his name. 10 years later he upgraded her to her 2nd ring but still knew she deserved better. So another 10 years later he asked her to renew their vows
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jasolivares_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jasolivares_

Everyone Loves A Cowboy

Who could say no to getting flowers every day? Especially ones grown so close to home. These two seem like they’re living the fairytale life with horses and sunflowers and everything.

tweet: my grandpa has been giving my grandma flowers every time he goes riding for the past 40 years
Photo Credit: Twitter / @dankjerms
Photo Credit: Twitter / @dankjerms

His Face In The Last One Is Hilarious

The things that people do for love. He is pretending he’s annoyed by this, but we all know that he wouldn’t want it to be any other way. This is true love for sure.

tweet: I've learned more about love from watching my dad reluctantly rearrange the living room so my mom can make snow angel boomerrangs for her 29 Instagram followers than anything else in life
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TLBurkhalter
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TLBurkhalter