Some projections say the over-60 population in Kalamazoo County will shoot up 80 percent by 2030.
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.
“When you’re married that many years as long as I’ve been, you figure you’re never going to find love again because it’s too big of a loss," he explains, pausing, his voice beginning to crack.
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Hoping to combat the scourge of social isolation among older adults, the Portage Senior Center has begun offering speed dating.
"I've had some dates in between." But nothing turned serious. "It’s a paid service, where they do a background check and everything…
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.
But in the senior community, technology still may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
Travis said speed dating, which will probably happen again at the senior center if the participation is there, may be experiencing a revival.If another member asks you to send money or to pay for agency, translation or any other services - please report one immediately!This is known as free online dating SCAM and is strictly prohibited on our website.“We would all prefer to meet face to face,” Travis said. Speed Networking is like Speed Dating for businesses.Part of it has to do with the willingness of seniors to meet in person, combined with not being totally on board with the internet social scene.