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Richard liked to tell the women about his love for watching the stock market on television, which elicited very different reactions. But alas, five minutes was not long enough to determine whether someone was worth seeing again, she determined.
Kevin Hunterexecutive director at Watermark, said the purpose of the event was to get the seniors to socialize and meet new people, especially in time for Valentine's Day. That's not healthy. Although the men were supposed to visit a different lady's table every five minutes until they had met everyone, some men doubled back when no one was looking.
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Dottie, a Fairfield resident in her early 70s, said she was looking for someone who shared the same interests. But, the single seniors quickly got into a groove. Of the hundreds of residents living at the Park Avenue facility, there are only 14 married couples.
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Peter and Lynn, for example, chatted twice, discussing the government bailout and deficit. Follow at twitter. Colleges eye vaccinate-or-test mandate for workers. A second speed dating session scheduled for March is already booked and the Watermark is considering making the event a monthly occurrence.
Leigh and Seymour, like the others participating in Watermark's first senior speed dating event declined to give their last names, had fun getting to know each other Wednesday afternoon -- if only for five minutes.
Reach Keila Torres Ocasio at ktorres ctpost. Only 16 of the 20 men who registered actually showed up, while about 24 women participated. The year-old said she hadn't expected all of the men to be 70 or older.
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An hour into the event, Peter was the only person Lynn thought had potential for a second date. Reid back looking after UConn soccer after looking after parents. The event, which was hosted by CTMatch.
But Jeanette, 72, who was hoping for instant attraction or chemistry with someone, preferred traveling over television. Everyone else, she said, was well, too senior.