“I couldn’t go meet 50 different women in 50 different places,” he said.
“So, I thought I’d have some fun.” Jeanne Bullock lost her husband in 2002, and in 2004 she moved from Washington state to Maryland to help her daughter through a difficult pregnancy.
Times have changed, and now the Internet is a significant [meeting place] for seniors.” Barcaro and a friend founded the service, based near Pittsburgh, Pa., with a third partner soon joining them.“I was in law school, and my roommate and I were kind of Web junkies,” he said.“If you haven’t figured out who you are by the time you’re in your 60s, you probably never will.You have to be totally honest with who you are and settle for nothing less than that, and the person you want to be with.There are 12,000 members, and 5,000 active users on the site at any time.
More than 1,200 are older than 50, and some are in their 80s.
They share their faith and life experiences and they go right to the heart of the matter.
They hit the ground running.” Anthony Buono of Front Royal, Va., founded Ave Maria 13 years ago.
The Catholic singles sites also recommend friendships only for divorcees without annulments.
Meanwhile, Leon, 64, is making friends on Catholic Match.com, and wants to find a woman who loves romance and who loves the Lord.
“We saw that the dating sites weren’t all that great for Catholics, so we thought we’d give it a shot and build a better mousetrap.” Catholic has about 200,000 members — 10 percent are older than 60, and nearly 500 are in their 80s.