There’s nothing quite like falling in love. Suddenly, all those cheesy poems and swelling ballads seem to make a little more sense whether or not you’ll ever admit it.
But a lot of the love we see, in movies, on TV, or in books, is between the young and the retouched. And when the story ends with a happily-ever-after, we sometimes can’t help but wonder, what happens the next day? And the day after that? And many, many years into the future?
Well, if you’ve been lucky in your relationships, you know the answer. It’s that no matter how old you get, there will always be that wonderful feeling when that special someone walks through the door.
And that’s always true, and it always has been. These beautiful vintage photos prove it, too.
These photos, collected from different time periods, show couples in their golden years basking in nothing but the glow of one another’s love.
Not only are they adorable, but they also remind us that although we may grow older on the outside, our emotions and connections remain strong and timeless.
And sometimes, like the senior couple who charmed a crowd with an impromptu dance, those feelings can even boost our physical vitality.
Check out these beautiful photos below, and if you have any of your own, let us see them!
[H/T: Vintage Everyday]
We don’t know who the people in these photos are. They look like parents, grandparents, and friends, and they remind us of people we know or maybe of ourselves.
And they’re all beaming with love for one another, like this sweet couple embracing on a porch. It’s such a simple image, but it speaks volumes.
And this couple proves thateven in the wide-open spaces, all you need is someone standing beside you.
But then again, sometimes the best place to find a little romance is in your own backyard.
Fun fact: apparently, the names on the back of this photo are “Florence” and “Sikes.”
And true love also means that you don’t need a big to-do to have a good time.
A great date can just be taking a snooze on the beach, like this couple in Blackpool, England, in the late 1940s.
And one of the nice things about getting older with someone? That you start to appreciate the simple joy of just goofing around at home.
And you know that the simplest gestures are the ones that really mean the most.
This couple in the early 1900s knew the power of a simple statement written in the sand.
This man, dressed in traditional embroidered lederhosen, still knows how to charm his lady with a song.
And sometimes, all you need to give someone to let them know how you feel is a simple, loving gaze.
Any couple who has been together for a long time knows that the real secret for spending a happy life with another person is a good sense of humor and a willingness to get silly together!
And they know the power of an embrace, whether it’s in the winter…
This couple knows that you don’t have to be super young to look great at a party. And we think that this gentlemen is really a fan of his wife’s little black dress!
This couple reminds us that sneaking a little kiss even in the middle of everyday chores makes everything so much sweeter even if it embarrasses the grandkids.
Especially if it embarrasses the grandkids!
This couple clearly shares a bit of gallows humor.
No matter how old you might get, how unfashionable or how unromantic, there’s nothing that makes you feel younger and look more full of life than seeing the one you love.
Even in a huge crowd, you can always pick out your baby.
No matter where your life takes you, it’s always a little easier with your other half by your side.
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