Speed dating for over 50 in chicago
(Erin Gallagher, Daily Southtown) Dozens of Southtown seniors, who came of age in an era when asking someone out was a long and formal process, got together Thursday to participate in a new-age form of matchmaking: speed dating.Some, like Jan Miller, of Peotone, just wanted to meet men with whom to socialize, and maybe go dancing."There's nothing for us older people to do anymore," she said.Participates gave a donation to the food pantry to get in on the action.
Since pictures are so important to your online profile, here are a few tips: Skip the bathroom selfies."The next thing I know, I'm signing up for this, and I am not ready for it.Jan Miller of Peotone said she attended the senior speed dating event in Orland Park Thursday because she was tired of going dancing with her girlfriends and wanted to meet a man with whom to dance.(Erin Gallagher, Daily Southtown)"I'm still getting used to being alone, just me and the dog, and I'm kind of liking it."About 50 people attended the Orland Township-hosted event at the 94 West Grill and Tavern, 15410 94th Ave., Orland Park.
The romantic ambience was set with table cloths, candles, roses and flower petals.
Still, not everyone came into the event sold on the idea of finding a potential mate after talking for only a matter of minutes.