Now she’s looking online for potential partners — and she’s got plenty of options.
As the baby boomer population ages, more and more dating Web sites are focusing on retirees looking for love, and no wonder: About 30 percent of baby boomers are single.
She also says one important feature of Stitch is that it allows people to search for romantic or nonromantic companionship.
The pressure many sites put on dating “can turn people off if they’re recently widowed,” Rogo notes.
In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.
Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence.
“We don’t want to let any scam artist through the site,” she says.
Some cities schedule more themed events than others.
Regardless of an event's theme (or lack thereof as most of our events are unthemed speed dating events), Pre-Dating does not exclude people interested in attending a particular event who do not fit into the event theme, although it does reserve the right to limit attendance in order to ensure a quality experience for others attending an event especially those that may have a particular expectation of who will be attending.
But Paulette is looking for more than just companionship.
“I have known great joys in my life, children and grandchildren,” she says.