Tammy, a Kalamazoo-area woman, has been searching for that special someone for a long time. I am divorced, and I have been on my own for about 18 years,” she says.“I’ve had some dates in between.” But nothing turned serious. “It’s a paid service, where they do a background check and everything…Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick recently chatted with the film’s director, Steven Loring, to talk about what dating is like for this group.
The response from women has been especially robust, resulting in waiting lists and, ultimately, more sessions added.
It’s only been a few weeks since launching, but speed dating has already led to some older adults no longer having to spend their days alone.
It’s been three or four years since I signed up with them, and they never really got any matches for me.” Gordon is a 78-year-old man from Portage.
He says it’s been hard to move on after the death of his wife of over a half century, who died three years ago.
So in July the senior center started offering its first ever speed dating events to address the social isolation some older adults feel.
There’s ones for people aged 50 to 65; another for those 65 and up.Steven Loring: The story of the film is the adventures of 30 70-to-90-year-olds in Rochester, New York who sign up for a very unique speed dating event.And the film follows them from the time they sign up through their experiences at the dating event and when they receive their results, and then we follow several of the couples who go out on dates afterwards.“And to try to overcome that loss is a difficult thing to do.” Playing cupid: Speed dating Kim Phillips manages the Portage Senior Center.She’s heard similar stories from older adults as they seek to re-enter the dating world.He has taken a few women out to lunch since her death, but he says he wouldn’t call that dating.