Peter Fox

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Should O.A.P. be extended with O. Single P. ?

(In the UK context) OAP means old age pensioner. Of course a lot are widowed but I'm thinking of something much more subtle. There are a lot of mature people (often well under the retirement age) who are single but of an age or outlook where their goal is companionship not copulation and families.

Should there be a well-recognised OSP acronym for Older Single Person? Somebody for whom going for a meal is a pleasure in itself not a invitation to hand-holding, embraces, kisses...

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    May 16 2013: You are lucky, Presently on our planet there are many (OAR)Old age refugees or (OAD) old age discards.