She's organized five speed-dating events for seniors in her community so far, with more planned for November and December."This is definitely out-of-the-box thinking for us, and for a lot of senior centers," she said.Save for the large-scale demographics stakes, these matchmaking services work like you might expect.Single people show up to go on quick dates one after another.
Speed-dating events for seniors are slowly cropping up across the country and, spoiler alert, they're a huge success.
"They accept what society tells them, that as along as they've got their social security and digestive aids and recreational activities, that's all they need.
But it isn't." Loring provides speed-dating kits to senior centers and communities that screen his film, with instructions for how to host their own event.
The programs come in response to the country's population woes.
Due primarily to younger generations losing interest in getting married and starting families, the population has actually shrunk by more than 1 million since 2010.