106-year-old woman reveals the secret to her long life to be a complete lack of men.
Madeline Dye, from Sheffield, celebrated her 106th birthday and revealed she has never been on as much as a date and is still able to walk without the need of a stick
She said never being on a date and has helped her avoid the “stresses” that come with relationships and marriage.
Madeline Dye was born in Heeley, South Yorks, in 1912 — the year the Titanic sank — and never moved away.
The retired bookbinder lived alone until three years ago, when she was at the age of 103. She had a fall which meant she had to move into a care home.
Up until then she regularly cooked herself steak and chops in dripping and kept herself busy around the house.
Madeline marked her 106th birthday with a family trip to Baslow, Derbyshire, and a party at her care home.
Her niece Diana Heaton, who is aged 80, said;
“Whenever anyone asks her about her past romances or if she has a husband she says, ‘I’ve never had one, that’s why I’m this age. I’ve not had the stresses’. “She’s always had a great sense of humour.”
Madeline’s long life may also be down to walking miles to and from work each day, and not just her total abstinence from relationships.