Feature - Love in the New Age: Online Dating Over 50
Carolyn Drake was assigned by AARP to meet and photograph couples over the age of 50 who found each other on online dating sites.
True love never gets old. BJ Ridings, 70, met Dennis Gariglia, 72, through a dating website called Our Time, and have been together for seven years. As people live longer and healthier, late-life romances like theirs are increasingly common —and why not? Technology opens new avenues for meeting Mr. or Ms. Right, and older adults are (usually) more attuned to what they need in a romantic partner. So, bring on the poetry and candlelight!
Ridings and Gariglia, both retired,...