Discovery Health reports that over half of all participants find a potential match through speed dating (see Reference section).
If a venue near you is offering speed dating, consider it with an open mind and an understanding of the speed-dating rules.
I think they're looking for those out-of-the-box opportunities." People are living longer than ever, and many are realizing that romance doesn't have to stop with old age.
People in their 80s and 90s crave love just as much as the rest of us, explained Steven Loring, whose 2014 documentary "The Age of Love" follows a group of senior citizens in Rochester, New York, as they embark on a speed-dating adventure with hopes to find love, or at least companionship.
During our event, all participants were talking 5 minutes with each other.
Everyone had to mark the ones they liked, so in the end of the day, when everyone handed in the papers to us, we could check who liked each other so we could match them later.
And I think it's just the social interaction, not necessarily the romantic interaction.
By the end of the hour and a half, they're expansive, opened up, leaning into each other.
But in Portage, Phillips appears to have tapped into something.
The first event, in July, was a hit, and there are currently about 85 women on the wait list.