The site lists senior speed dating events by state – and there’s no shortage of them.
“I think there’s a huge demand for people to have opportunities to still be seen, to be loved, to be understood by somebody else. So I don’t think love changes, it just gets stripped down to what’s essential.” And what’s essential, he says, is companionship.
“It’s not what’s left of love – it’s what love is all about.
No contact information is exchanged on the spot, but if there is chemistry, both people are notified by mail and take it from there.
According to Loring, senior speed dating is on the rise; he first came across an event in Florida, where it’s a popular activity among retirees.
The other was the head-over-heels first love that his bachelor uncle found when, at almost 80, he moved into an independent living community and fell head over heels for a woman even older than he was.