It’s not easy at any stage, but for baby boomers who may be giving love a second or third go round, it’s more of a challenge. Married for twenty years, Felice went through a divorce and suddenly found herself dating again.The generation that began the free love revolution in the 60’s, has found many of its own divorced by the 90’s. In fact, according to a Time article from November 2010, “At Match.com, the 50-to-65 age group is the online dating site’s fastest-growing demographic, up 89% in the last five years.” Here are stories from some who know the trials and tribulations of boomer dating. The 50-something from Washingtonville dreads dating. “Dating is harder now than when I was in my twenties,” says Felice.“I went out with a few guys from JDate.com, but they just fizzled out. I do want to try the sites eventually, but I have to sit down and actually do it.” Both Felice, Roanne, and Vincent said they prefer to be set up by friends, rather than go the digital dating route.One guy said he had a great time after dinner, and would call again. Then a few weeks later, he contacted me again, like he didn’t remember me and said, ‘We should go out.’ It’s like, ‘You have to be kidding me! Her overall outlook on the dating scene goes up and down. Sometimes I am all atwitter to do the online scene. Then every so often, I get the bug to dabble, and I have some fun again.” Roanne has used online dating in the past, but found it to be too much work. They feel their friends understand them better than a dating service.
Then, they adjusted it for population to determine a safety score. If you need to cancel you may be eligible for a refund or event rain check, based on our cancellation policy, provided you contact us before the event day.Upon successful registration we will email you a confirmation with the event details.I went on some good dates, some bad dates, a whole lot in between. In Hudson, as a recently single 31-year-old woman, I couldn’t bring myself to type Ok Cupid’s address into my browser. On weekend nights he tended bar at the popular watering hole a few blocks from my apartment. When I encountered the picture of someone I knew from town, however, I freaked out and hastily deleted the entire app from my phone, only to download it again the following day. It didn’t take long before I ran out of men on Tinder. But upstate Tinder was different than city Tinder and Hudson was not a place teeming with lawyers and doctors and Ph Ds in chemistry. On one of my last nights in Hudson, before I moved back to Boston for another job, I went to the bar with some friends.I loved reading other men’s profiles, comparing my narrative to theirs, imagining if they could ever intertwine. I was a relative newcomer to town, but even so I felt sure I would recognize everyone with a profile. Oh, well.)I turned to technology next, but technology that hadn’t been available to me when I last dated in Boston: Tinder, the location-based app that shows you little more than a couple of pictures, a line of text, and overlapping Facebook friends. In fact only a couple of swiping sessions, within a couple of days. I increased the top end of my age range to 40, and then 45. I began to more carefully consider every single man, every single potential match. And so as I swiped away, I found myself both matching and connecting with men I would never have given a second thought in the city. I met farmers, construction workers, photographers, writers, and even a professor from Bard. The first man I dated post-breakup served us beers with a friendly hello. One night after lugging my boxes into the Boston apartment about a month later, I logged on to Tinder.For questions about the Event email Erin , your Hudson Valley Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call (845) 481-0896.