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She also called Peggy Wolman, a matchmaker and dating coach, paying ,500 for her services, Ms. It’s all about increasing odds and being open to new possibilities.”According to AARP, 45 percent of adults 65 and older are divorced, separated or widowed.The 60-plus crowd represents the fastest-growing segment in online daters, said Wendy K.
Gottesman, who charges a ,600 registration fee that is good for up to three years, and an additional ,200 once a couple is matched.
And that’s why some seniors are calling matchmakers and dating coaches to help them make sense of the whole situation.“A surprising number of older people don’t use computers at all, and many who do aren’t comfortable using them for dating sites,” said Judith Gottesman, a geriatric social worker turned matchmaker who works with Jewish singles of all ages along the West Coast.
About 90 percent of the estimated 3,000 matchmakers in the United States will work with seniors, though not necessarily exclusively, said Lisa Clampitt, co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains professional matchmakers.
But after two years alone she realized that she did want a partner.
One problem: She hadn’t been on a date in 33 years.“I felt old, unattractive and the idea seemed ludicrous,” she said.
Still, she joined Match.com, JDate and e Harmony, online dating sites.