Many men and women at all ages want intimacy. I hope the newly wed couple have many wonderful years together and provide each other with comfort, company, intimacy and love.
A close friends elderly widowed mother answered the question from her children as to why she wanted to get married again after a long happy marriage with, "I don't want to die alone". For some people it is very important to have that someone special in their lives, in addition to a large loving family that would do anything for them.
I understand the idea of not wanting to "die alone." It's not the death itself but living alone in the time before death that would be lonely. The larger family group will hopefully be around when death comes, but they have their own obligations in the weeks, months, and--hopefully--years before that.
Originally Posted by scooter
Unfortunately, no matter how many spouses we have, we all die alone.