Seniors give speed dating a go

Dating is not only for lusty teenagers, as seniors are joining in on the fun too.

St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre is creating a speed dating service for seniors and older adults.

It is open to anyone age 55 and up and people from across the GTA are welcome to sign up for this event taking place on April 4.

Though speed dating may seem novel to some, it still upholds traditional rules of courtship. Each couple will spend seven to 10 minutes talking. As a nod to chivalry, at the end of each round the women stay seated while the men must get up to meet their new partner. At the end, each person writes down the names of people they’re interested in and, if there’s a match, St. Paul’s will inform both parties.

It’s not all about romantic relationships, said Michele Cauch, a communications representative for St. Paul’s.

“What we’re trying to do is bring people together. It’s challenging to meet companions at any age … but perhaps a little more challenging at this age.”

To participate in this speed dating event, call St. Paul’s at 416-493-3333. The centre is located at 3333 Finch Ave. E. After this event, the next one will be held in September.

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Posted: Apr 10 2009 7:34 am
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