Speed dating the church
After collecting the scorecards, Kelch matched couples who had picked one another.Within a few days, the participants received letters in the mail with the names and contact information for their matches.
He’s very impressive.”After each five-minute date, the bell rang and the men moved on to the next table.Jay Mummau attended for much the same reasons as most of the other participants.“I want … Dating is more difficult for seniors for a number of reasons, according to Joan Price, advocate for what she calls “ageless sexuality” and author of “The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50.”“Most young single people are surrounded by other young, single people, so they’ve got plenty of possibilities, plenty of people to choose from,” she said.“When you’re older, however, you don’t meet new people as regularly or as easily.Marie Rockne, 69, had five matches and quickly agreed to a first date of drinks and a movie with one gentleman.There may not be a second.“He pulled out a coupon for a free order of nachos,” she said.In a June 22, 2016 photo, Phil Kellogg, 65, of San Antonio, glances over at Joyce Joyce Martinez during a senior speed dating event at Bob’s Chop and Steakhouse in San Antonio.
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Nationally, the ratio is even more skewed, about 1.4 women for every man.
This imbalance played out when Irene Scharf recently tried to organize a speed dating event at the Igo library in May.“We had many more women than men signed up,” she said.
Still, dating as a senior citizen affords certain freedoms.“When you’re older, a person’s looks often don’t play as big a part in their attractiveness,” said Pepper Schwartz, love and relationship ambassador for AARP.
“And the same holds true for social class, religion, even race.
There are thousands of men and women looking for love or friendship in New Church, Virginia.