(this is a repost from June of 2009, my first month of blogging.)
Now there's a business opportunity for someone! A match-making agency for retirees. I know of several widows and widowers who might be great candidates, not to mention the divorced men and women out there. It could be done on the internet or face to face; there are certainly growing numbers of that demographic.
The possiblilty for catchy names is wide open: Last Chance Liasons; Seeking Senior Sweethearts; Mature Match-Ups. Yep, the possiblilities are endless. Maybe someone has already jumped on the idea. I know there are many websites like E-Harmony out there, but are any of them specializing in the 55-plus population?
This isn't an area I would venture into personally. I only have a 33% success rate on the match making I've attempted in the past; and I mean theWAY past. Back when I was in my senior year of high school and my freshman year of college, I did set 3 friends up on blind dates. One couple never had a second date; the other two couples married; of those, one couple divorced about 10 years later, and I've lost touch with the third couple, so I don't know if they're still together. (Ray and Lainey, are you out there somewhere?) I guess even my 33% success rate is questionable. I just think there's a market niche out there that may need filling and maybe some lonely souls looking for solace.