I just heard a report on the radio about an industry that is booming during the recession -- matchmaking.
It seems that when people are laid off their desire for a relationship increases.
This got me thinking about a group of people who have more time on their hands than the general population. They are probably struggling with a sense of purpose (I’m guessing about that. Don’t interpret this to be factual -- I’m just blogging.) The need to relate, to belong, to have someone to share thoughts and feelings/love/acceptance can be greater because of that loss of purpose.
This made me think about single older adults. One of the stereotypes about older people is that they no longer care about companionship, expressing love toward a significant other and feeling love in return.
Although there may be some senior citizens who are convinced no one else can take their spouses’ place, it’s not the majority. All widows/widowers cannot be painted with the same brush. In fact, I think a senior dating service would be just as successful as the matchmaking industry is for laid-off adults in a recession.
Are there any single senior citizen bloggers out there?
If so, tell me what you think about my hypothesis.
Would you use a dating service that specialized in matchmaking within your peer group?