For Loring, these eight women and men – most of them widows and widowers – are his guides as he considers the trajectory of love in older age.The idea for a senior speed dating film came to Loring after two events hit close to home: One was the unexpected death of his father and the intense loss that his 70-year-old mother felt after the loss of her soulmate.Speed dating is a structured event that gathers singles in a central location – the Rochester event was held at a local restaurant – and pairs them with one another in quick, five minute mini-dates, until everyone has had a chance to chat.Participants keep notes on one another, which they later submit to the organizer.Fewer distractions.” “Some people just give up on life.The object is not to give up on life,” Lou, an 82-year-old body builder says.
“It’s not what’s left of love – it’s what love is all about.It tells a story of ageless yearnings amid oxygen tanks and creaky joints.And, like any good reality show, it involves raw emotional drama and comedic touches – the stuff of speed dating. Try thinking back to high school dances – then add steroids.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.