For the Kansas City event, which took place on June 24, the Shepherd’s Center lowered the qualifying age to 55 to increase attendance.
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.
Margy Galusha, who lives at Mc Crite Plaza, just wanted to have some fun. And most of the women here are widows, unfortunately.” Dan Mac Lean, who traveled to the event from the Brookside area, says he was just there to meet new people, not necessarily find a date — or so he says. Mac Lean, 82, says that if there is anything he’s learned as he got older, it’s that women are resilient.
“For every single man my age, there are at least ten women,” Maclean said.
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.