The site lists senior speed dating events by state – and there’s no shortage of them.“The Age of Love” follows eight of the 70- to 90-year old speed daters whom Loring contacted as they prepare for their event with all the nervousness of a high schooler on a first date – some of them incredulous that they are participating in such a thing at their stage in life.“Life goes on, and the ones who don’t let life go on are the ones who shortchange themselves.” As much as this film is about love, it’s also about resilience.
“You can open your heart up even more than before because your life isn’t so complicated.
I see women who’ve lost their husbands and they’re all looking around for some baggy-assed man to share their life with. So I travel, I dance, I flirt, and I’m out there in everybody’s face.” “My arms are wrinkled and flabby. I’m disappointed that I cant see the person that I feel inside.
I don’t feel 70 inside.” “I’m still that young girl, that teenager, that eight-year-old.
The idea, the construct, that there’s something more intense….
We add a lot of things – status, money, family, love and romance; we lose track of the fact that at any age the essence of love is the defeat of isolation.” Except during the odd moments when the filmmaker momentarily becomes a character in the film – it’s easy to forget that the “Age of Love” speed daters have a camera trailing them. They chat about a range of topics during their first face-to-face exchanges with Loring – hobbies, interests, illnesses, families, traveling – but all of them are wondering how it will feel to meet someone new now, when their bodies aren’t what they used to be.