Last month, the Shepherd’s Center Central in Kansas City organized their own speed dating event targeted to people over the age of 55, the first event of its kind in the metro.
The event, which was held at Mc Crite Plaza at Briarcliff, a retirement community just north of the Missouri River, was inspired by a documentary called , which follows 30 seniors between the ages of 70 and 90, as they attend a speed-dating event in Rochester, New York.
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As they conversed, they scored one another and took notes and at the end of the event scores were tallied, those that expressed interest were given contact information, and from then it was up to them. The more you’re out and about talking to folks, you find out that, you know, everybody loves to be heard.
For most at the event, it was their first time speed-dating and expectations were varied. It’s important in single life, when you’re a widow.
“Young folks and older folks kind of want the same things,” says Frank Lenk, director of research for the Mid-America Regional Council.
These events are structured so that you get to enjoy the activity, but are also ensured to meet everyone who attends by incorporating a rotation factor. We held our first New York speed dating event for New York singles on Valentines Day 2003 and have since expanded to Long Island, Queens and New York.
This eliminates any awkward entrance to exists to conversations. Twenty four engaged couples and ten marriages later, we are still going strong!
Finding love is a difficult task at any age, but once you reach the later stages of life, the challenge can be even greater.
Because meeting new people can be especially hard, some organizations across the country are creating opportunities to make it a little bit easier by hosting senior speed-dating events.