She’d tried online dating, but became disenchanted after potential suitors posted outdated photos or never showed up for their date.
“I had become a widow after 43 years of marriage,” she told TODAY.
Our Time.com, owned by Match.com, is a site for singles over 50, and AARP even has its own matching service, powered by the dating company How About We.
Jeannie Assimos, senior managing editor at e Harmony, urges potential daters worried about being computer savvy to look past the technology.
Toward the end of their date, Joan, feeling nervous and confused, decided to take a chance. They urge their single friends to try online dating. “It’s so wonderful that I have to pinch myself to say, ‘Did this really happen?
’” ‘I kept saying no’ Nancy Depcik’s young girlfriends kept asking her to sign-up for online dating, and she kept saying no. “I always felt I would meet someone through what I considered the natural way.” It also didn’t help that Depcik, 63, went through a traumatic breakup five years prior in which she ultimately lost the house and business she shared with her ex. Depcik was resigned to being alone until she attended a wedding where watching happy, dancing couples left her feeling depressed.
The 71-year-old media magnate recently took her search for companionship to the Internet in the most high profile way possible – by announcing she'd joined on the TODAY Show, and choosing two prospective dates who bravely agreed to appear on-air to meet her for the first time.
He met a few interesting women, but there were also disappointments.
Depcik recently moved from Chicago, her hometown, to be with Cox in Madison.
After seeing her success, she says, all of her friends want to join an online dating site. “Then they see me so happy that I was willing to leave the city I love to be with this person.” Finding ‘dreamland’ Joel Fleming, 81, turned to online dating after realizing that he’d probably already met every eligible single woman of interest in his small town of Alamosa, Colo.
“I thought if I’m meant to be alone the rest of my life, so be it.” But before giving up entirely, she logged on one last time.
Richard, who lived in Coronado, Calif., had actively dated online, but the former Navy captain never met the right woman – until Joan.