Speed dating for elderly
They’ve all signed up for a senior speed dating event that Loring has picked as the locus for his exploration of love and how it changes – or doesn’t – as we age.
Many interviews and hours of filming later, when “The Age of Love” premiered in April 2014 at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, one audience member called it “the best reality show I have ever seen.” That might be because the film is an immensely honest look at ordinary people who find themselves unexpectedly looking for love later in life.
The site lists senior speed dating events by state – and there’s no shortage of them.
“The Age of Love” follows eight of the 70- to 90-year old speed daters whom Loring contacted as they prepare for their event with all the nervousness of a high schooler on a first date – some of them incredulous that they are participating in such a thing at their stage in life.
“These are people who thought they would be married to one person for the rest of their lives,” Loring says in reference to the generation of seniors that “The Age of Love” features.
“They didn’t expect to end up speed dating.” And that’s what interests him.
“You can open your heart up even more than before because your life isn’t so complicated.But they never ask me about what I’m feeling emotionally.And I have so much to tell you..'” Through these encounters, Loring says he learned that nothing does really change.You'll meet other people in your age and interest group through a series of face-to-face six minute "pre-dates" in a private area at a local upscale restaurant/bar. After a successful "match" and quick exchange of e-mails, I asked Theresa to a local concert.Likely due to the successful "first-vibes" of our pre-date, we hit it off instantly and have been a couple ever since...." - More Speed Dating Success Stories -- Events near you!