Speed dating for senior citizens
Elton Heath and La Verne Nubson introduce themselves to each other before they will have five minutes to get to know each other during a speed dating event held Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Touchmark at Harwood Groves in Fargo.Six men and twelve women took participated in the event which was Touchmark's first.
The event also included a panel discussion, with director Steven Loring taking part via Skype."It is something new for them to try," Fitz said.
"The women just seem to be a lot more interested in trying it. She brings treats."I just brought muffins, and I bake pies all the time," she said.
Maybe they're a little more brave than the guys."Bev Lee said she was married for more than 20 years. "That's a selling point."The women split into two groups, with each group of six rotating between the guys for five-minute sessions of conversations and first impressions.
Gurnee Bridgman of Fargo is 85, but the diamond stud in his left ear hints at a youthful streak."Are we allowed to lie?
" Bridgman joked, earning some chuckles"I think it has some merit.