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I Love to See Old Married Couples Hold Hands

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    Love Birds… Thats what we called our grand

    father and mother…:)…Way back to early 1990's…My grandpa and grandma quarelling after they woke up in the morning because my grandpa was not able to find his cardigan …As usual he never found any of his stuff…and my Nanny as usual screaming at the top of her voice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    Just saw an elderly man struggle across an icy

    road to buy his sick wife two bouquets of flowers. Even in a lot of pain, he just wished to make her smile. Wish to have such a connection one day! Until then, continuing to cherish those I love through good times and bad. The poet, Hafiz, wrote (very loosely transliterated...
    Safia Safia 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    My wife and I have been together

    for six years and every time I see an old couple I always hope that some day that will be us. It's so beautiful
    Sims11 Sims11 31-35, M Oct 5

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    It's the most romantic

    and beautiful thing that I see in my life.
    WhatDontKillYou WhatDontKillYou 13-15, F Feb 15

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    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    It's so nice to see an old married couple still

    being in love with each-other. It's so sweet how they smile at each-other while they look into their eyes, as if knowing exactly what the other is thinking about. It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. And when they give each-other a kiss... It's just too beautiful. I've...
    Eimana Eimana 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I love seeing couples

    who have lasted trough ages. Sadly it has become quite rare to live alongside the same person for entire lifetime. But the sight of oldies holding hands is heartwarming. Gives hope.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I just hope I'm able to do the same with the

    love of my life, whoever they may be, even if it's not my current husband.
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F Apr 3

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    Somehow this is one of the most beautiful

    and amazing things in the whole world. People who care so much about one another and who have made it through all the trials and tribulations in their lives (because we all have them) and still treasure each other. What could be more wonderful than the depth of emotion, the...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Many, many years ago,

    we were walking along the banks of the Rhine at Speyer with our son, certainly less than four years old at the time. On seeing an old couple he came out with the cute quote "Look! Someone else's grandma and grandad"
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 18

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    It just confirms my thoughts

    that two people can grow old together and still love each other!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 31

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    My grandparents have been married

    for 55+ years and they still smile and laugh together every day. They still sleep next to each other every night and when I see them hold hands I know how much they still love each other. What happened to the days when you made a solemn, solid commitment to love and cherish...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    i envy them a little.

    i sometimes find myself longingly staring at them, dreaming and fantasizing if i'll ever be where they are one day. marriage nowadays isn't the same as it used to be but there are still some long lasting marriages out there, i still have hope for me. i want nothing more than to...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My nan and pop were holding hands at the

    botanical gardens and all these Indian tourists were taking photos of them lol
    girlauless girlauless 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    The Hands Of Time

    Two nights ago I went to my great uncle's funeral visitation. There was no weeping, anguish, or loneliness. Instead, there were sad smiles and joyful tears mingled on faces as people reverantly and softly spoke of the family's " Love Story". You see, less than 48 hours before, my...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    Peck And Haze

    Another one from the journal. Man..this is a breeze here. Like stealing stories from myself. Anyway, this is actually a couple of stories about Peck and Hazel, a fixture in the restaurant. Old school all the way. Hazel could be a mean as a snake but, if you charmed her, she...
    Topbear Topbear 61-65, M 14 Responses May 5, 2011

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    I love seeing this. Couples are old.

    . And still going strong. It's rare, too, to see this. Most couples just walk side by side... Or usually the man behind the woman, but when you see them holding hands, it shows respect, love, and affection. I want this someday!!
    rlgc776 rlgc776 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    My grandparents are 80 years old

    and they come together since they were 16. My grandfather died a few years. However, my grandmother always speaks as much of it. She speaks of him with these stars in their eyes. You know, when a boy and a girl start dating and they love to madness? This is exactly the same...
    JustAMatterOfChoice JustAMatterOfChoice 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Today, I was walking in the rain

    and I saw this old guy, all by himself, walking with one of those walker things. He was carrying lots of bags full of empty cans and other stuff...and well, I asked him if he needed a hand, (we were walking up a sort of steep road), and he sort of yelled at me and told me he...
    stupidfears stupidfears 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    That seems so cute ,

    and them relation shift seems so strong. I'm always thinking the one of them can be me in future . Lol:)))))))))))
    princessmummy2012 princessmummy2012 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    The Couple My Sister And I Saw

    We were in the mall, she drags me along for her protection. I'm a good brother so I don't argue. We saw them when we got into the main all and right there standing at the fountain they were embracing and kissing. When they were done they walked away holding hands. The looks on...
    jondoen jondoen 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Years ago I remember seeing this old couple

    every day walking along the cliffs in Yarmouth, England. Everyday I'd see them as I walked my dog. Always holding hands or arm in arm. They'd be out there for hours. I always wondered what they'd be talking about. Maybe they'd known each other for years. Maybe they hadn't.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 9

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    Isn't it really sweet to find old couples

    who still hold each others hands tightly? Like they wouldnt want to let go of each other? I saw one when i was on my way home, sitting on the bus. And suddenly the scenario infront me made me feel a little bit envy. They seem so pretty much still inlove with each other with way...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    It's just so beautiful.

    There is an old married couple on the end of our road, and they are the sweetest people ever. They smile at people all the time, and it's nice, because a stranger smiling at you can really make your day that little bit brighter. Plus, it makes me think: they've been together...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 1 Response Aug 2

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    Yea I do. I always hope

    that I will find find someone and spend the rest of my life with them❤
    AyItsAlly AyItsAlly 18-21, F Feb 15

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    Seeing a old couple doing something

    as small as holding hands is so significant to me. It's a little spark of hope that relationships that last till your grown and old do exist. Not everyone seperates like the majority of people in my family. The act itself,holding hands,is a way of showing that you aren't ashamed...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    They Make Me Smile

    A smile on my face would always show up whenever I see old married couples hold hands. It's like, I would suddenly imagine I am going to be like that someday, of course with the lucky one. n_nMy heart melts and I wish I would be like that someday. I want to grow old with someone...
    Amandra Amandra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    They Make Me Believe That Love Still Exists

    I love looking at very old people holding hands or staring  at each other with tenderness. I want a love like this: a complicity that lasts over time. I think people overestimates the youthfulness' passion. Real love is when you want to care of someone for the rest of your life...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    So i was going to school

    and this is what a saw. It was the cutest thing ever cause the man never let her hand go. I was behind stalking and taking pictures while thinking: "this is soooooo damn cute" :3
    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I went out with my gurls on Saturday 2 grab

    lunch then i saw this old couple crossing the road , the husband was holding his wife's hand n crossed 2gether. awwwwwwwwww sweet ? yup . I told 2 myself that when im ready 2 get married in the future i wanna make sure my husband is gonna care 4 me n love me till we grow old...
    ziiizaaa ziiizaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I thought that would be me one day.

    .. kills me to see sometimes. But how great for them!
    glasson1982 glasson1982 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    How Wonderful to See

    It truly is an anomaly in a world such as ours these days to see a truly happy couple...divorce seems more common than having a dog. But to see an older couple holding hands...showering each other with kindness and affection just melts me. I believe it gives us hope that...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 60 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Gone were the days when I just love doing

    things all by myself. At 26, I discovered that I wanted to share my life with my better half. How beautiful it is to have a family of my own. It took me years to understand the real meaning of love as I picture out those old lovely couples who made it through the test of time...
    Blehzyl26 Blehzyl26 26-30, F Aug 29

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    Wisdom From Elders..with a twist :)

    I live on the same property with an old couple. They are well into their 80's and they just make me smile every time i see them together :) They hold hands and work together in the garden and come over to talk to me and visit with the horses every day.  So...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    Stages Of Love

    So I remember sitting at a restaurant one night watching people eat ... yeah, I'm just weird that way ... but I noticed three couples. The first couple was in their 20's or so and looked like they were boyfriend/girlfriend. The second was a married couple in their 40's or so...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Makes me think of my boyfriend

    and I when we get old ☺️☺️
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F May 9

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    ....pancakes

    My husband and I were sitt n in IHOP,we had just finished eat n and were enjoy n what little time we have together. The waitress led an older couple to the table across from us .Her husband pulled out her chair and helped her to sit down.I remember Tony and I look n at each...
    Sassysprite Sassysprite 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Dear God I would do anything

    if you would repair and make my broken marriage into one like that . I would break and rebuild the world to have that kind of enduring love
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I always hope that I'll have a love like that.

    Where I have a husband who has loved me from the beginning, and even till the end of our days we will still have that true love. It seems so amazimg and beautiful and I can only hope that my life will be like that some day.
    h20melon h20melon 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Its rare. Its mostly to help a pal these days

    but nice when it aint that or domination. My current mentors dont do it but they do rub noses and kiss before parting if a trip to town is needed. Its fokyn cute. They been married 65 years.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 17

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    It makes me so happy

    that a love like that lasted and it makes me want to cry (good way) of how cute they are :) I have a soft spot for old people lol :)
    crazymornings crazymornings 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I work for a large nursing/rehab.

    center. we have this one lady in there whose husband of 53 years comes in daily and just holds her hand for the entire shift.
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Makes me wonder how long they've been married,

    if they ever spilt during their marriage, and to put it simply it makes me wonder what their story is. I'd love to just sit down one day and talk to a couple about what they've been through together. Seeing older couples gives me hope.
    ceexa ceexa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Look at this, and tell

    if it's cute or not..
    xxPerfectImperfectionsxx xxPerfectImperfectionsxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Now a days the low communication levels on the

    majority of relationships are atleast 85% if not higher! Thee only one's who would deeply appreciate to see old couples holding hands are those of pure and undying love and affection for one another with bursting conversations and sharing of emotions in every aspect one can...
    Dukedean Dukedean 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I saw this old couple holding hands the other

    day and I thought it was so adorable that after so many years together they still love eachother the same way! I hope I have that someday.
    Helloirrelevant Helloirrelevant 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    My parents. When my parents are out

    and about, not in their normal humdrum everyday lives, I catch them sometimes holding hands while they are walking along. My mother will lean gently into my father, just as they probably did forty some years ago. It gives me a good feeling. A little glimpse of the love that made...
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I think it's lovely. You watch and you wonder. How long have they known each other? How many years have they been together? Isn't it great that for all they've been through, they...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    A BOLD STATEMENT FOR TWO WOMEN IN THE SOUTH. It's late afternoon and Katie and I are walking in a city park, hand in hand. Two women holding hands in public may not seem like a...
    EmmaSylvester EmmaSylvester 22-25, F Sep 30

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    I miss it. Yes I miss holding hands. I long for a kiss. But it not just any hand. Or any lips. There is a special hand. Her hands are special. There small and slender. Not to...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Yes, a 32 year old man likes to hold hands with his wife. The great things never fade
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 6 Responses Oct 3

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1UMHUPPQ96c Interesting Ted Talk about how holding hands affects us and what goes on in the brain when we hold hands.
    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I think holding hands with someone you care about makes you feel even closer to that person. It's 1 of my favorite ways of showing affection.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F