“They’re either too old and don’t ever want to do anything, or, if they’re my age, they’re looking for someone younger.” While we as a society often obsess over the physical needs of the elderly, we rarely talk about the emotional desires for friendship, intimacy, even love and sex that don’t evaporate upon receipt of an AARP membership card.
“You’ll hear a family say, ‘But we fill grandma’s time,’” said Kelley Kelch, who leads the Older Adult Ministry at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church. But no one wants to talk about the other needs grandma might have.” In addition to her church position, Kelch has hosted two senior speed dating events designed to help folks ages 65 to 85 meet one another for companionship.
Our system delivers results superior to things like speed dating, singles events, singles cruises, and online dating.
To help right this imbalance, some seniors are borrowing a strategy from younger generations and trying speed dating in hopes of again feeling that spark of attraction.
“It’s hard meeting a man who’s single,” said Sandy Camero, 69, who attended a recent event at the Igo Branch Library designed for seniors who wanted to meet new people.
There's an old saying that there's very little difference between people who are successful and people who are unsuccessful, but the little difference is a big difference.
This is especially true when it comes to finding love.
At the end of the night, attendees are left to explore potential romances, sparking long-lasting loves.
Unlike online dating sites where some people never meet anyone, the clients that go through our system actually do meet single people.
Our matchmakers hand-select introductions they feel most suitable for you and the other person.
While no two people are alike, we use our judgement and experience to try and connect you with someone you might really like.
Our coaching programs tap into our years of experience and can give you that advantage that may tilt the odds in your favor.
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The free event, which coincides with Older Americans Month, will take place from noon to 2 p.m.