The Ultimate "Never Too Late for Love" Story

Posted by Leticia, 29 Oct 11

James and Geraldine had lived long lives—let’s just say both are eligible for senior-citizen discounts—but found themselves single and looking for love.  Loneliness drove Geraldine, a retired Texan, to join our site.  James, a farmer in Iowa, signed up because he saw that there were “a number of available women, and pretty ones!”

Many couples admit that, at the outset, they weren’t confident online dating would bring them the love they sought.  But these two, despite growing up in a world without personal computers, much less the Internet, had a good feeling about it right from the start.  “I felt that the one for me was on this site,” Geraldine says.  James agrees.  “I felt positive I would find someone.”

James was a member for five months and Geraldine for five weeks before their paths crossed.  She viewed his profile and was struck by his stoic charisma.  Geraldine elaborates, “I was impressed with his overalls and his smile.”

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James saw that an attractive woman in his age range had checked him out.  So he looked her up.  “I liked her profile… her smile and puppy-dog brown eyes,” he recalls.

They whiled away pleasant hours on the phone, joking around and getting to know each other.  Their passions in life were similar: religion, politics, dancing.  But there is one common interest they have yet to share.  “We like bowling, but we have not been able to find open lanes yet,” James laments.

The road to romance was bumpy at first.  On the evening of their first date, the moon and stars were not in evidence and between the darkness and Geraldine’s GPS device, fate conspired to delay her.  She arrived much later than expected.  “I was hooked to the point of driving 1250 miles, due to a TomTom error, to meet him in person!” She says.

“I was pacing the floor until she came,” James chimes in.  Geraldine might have arrived frustrated, but she left with the certainty that her long journey was not in vain.  “I was sure we were a match,” she says.  “And we continued to see each other…”

At this stage of his life, James prefers to speak the unvarnished truth.  Geraldine appreciated his candor about his intentions for dating.  James says, “I told her I wouldn’t string her along.  Either I would marry a woman or dump her.”

Well, he sure didn’t dump her.  One day, the couple went out on a normal outing.  “I took her to the jewelry store and it was closed on Monday, but the owner happened to be in the building and let us in.”

Just like that, they were picking out engagement rings.  “I am marrying my Jim and can hardly wait,” Geraldine laughs.  “He considers my every feeling before he does anything.  He is the joy of my life even though we are in our senior years.”

James dotes on Geraldine and fixes breakfast for her every day.  It sure doesn't feel like work.  “We’re acting like 20-year old kids, kissing in public,” he says.  “Gerri and I get along great.  I am as happy as I have been in years.  I grin like an old possum all of the time!”

With their accumulated life experience filtered through the joy of an autumn romance, both James and Geraldine have wisdom to share with singles still looking.  “Be truthful with the people you meet,” she advises.  “Don’t try to change anyone to make them what you want them to be.”

“Life is nothing but a speck in time,” James says.  “Take it from someone who is over 70 years old.  A person is non-reloadable.  Don’t play games.”

116 responses to "The Ultimate "Never Too Late for Love" Story"

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  1.   Ma-se says:
    Posted: 7 hrs ago (Awaiting moderation)

    God took out one rip from Adam and made Eve.u hv really found ur match rip,the rip that was taken out of u has finally came back.u were made for each other.God bless you now and forever.rejoice in the Lord

  2.   vickyo says:
    Posted: 16 Jul

    Hello miss u

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  3.   magnumi says:
    Posted: 14 Jul

    such a wonderful story. all the best Gerri and James .

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  4.   Tiger7041 says:
    Posted: 26 Jun

    That's what i want. I'm in the prime of my life

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  5.   marwu says:
    Posted: 19 Jun

    Wonderful God bless you

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  6. Posted: 22 May

    What a wonderful story, I believe it's never to late to be in love and be happy. Congrats and many years of happiness to come for the two of you, my blessings go with you.......Donna......

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  7.   mudcreek61 says:
    Posted: 15 May

    Wonderful story. Long live true love.

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  8.   Deeni620 says:
    Posted: 12 Apr

    That is so sweet! It gives me hope that there is a love out there looking for me.

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  9.   Shugaplum4 says:
    Posted: 11 Apr

    I am so happy for the couple. May god bless and keep .

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  10.   Pink61 says:
    Posted: 16 Mar

    Glad it worked out for these couples!

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  11.   Ray367 says:
    Posted: 03 Mar

    Hopeful!!!!!

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  12.   Bibial says:
    Posted: 26 Feb

    Marvellous! I shouldn't lose hope then. I have long for happiness through love because love is beautiful.

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  13.   bluecat4u says:
    Posted: 24 Feb

    bluec at4u i would like to thank you all for the nice responses. gerri has dem eentia we had four nice yrs. we are separated now love u all jim

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    • Deeni620 says:
      Posted: 12 Apr

      God bless you both! It is still great that you had those four good years together. I hope that you still are able visit with her.

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  14.   saraphinah says:
    Posted: 11 Feb

    wow, so i shud not lose hope

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  15.   Meriayen says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    If true love is never end

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  16.   Suzy333 says:
    Posted: 17 Jan

    This a beautiful story,age is just a number its never too late I wish you both good health and long life,I my self is a widow I found my soul mate last year April its a long distance relationship,I live in Maryland he lives in New Hampshire he came to meet me he is handsome he is tall we are compatible he has a good sense of humor he comes to see me often,we have wonderful time together when he comes to see me,I am planning to visit him this year in New Hampshire to see if I would move there,it was few weeks when I came on this site we start flirting with each other,texting and have long talk on the phone,I am so happy to met this wonderful person, to you all that's on this site trying to find your soulmate,dont give up keep trying the right person will flirt to you,this is a good site to be on good luck to you all.

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  17.   carla_2012 says:
    Posted: 15 Jan

    Omg! What a beautiful story ! So lovely it brought tears to my eyes.. I wish them both all the best ! ?????? Let love rule

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  18.   Dian2350 says:
    Posted: 15 Jan

    I loved this story. I thought it was so cute to know they found each other in their later years. This gives me hope to find someone to spend my remaining years with. I have been divorced and also a widow so this encourages me to know there can be someone out there for me. They say the third times the charm!

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  19.   Simranji says:
    Posted: 06 Jan

    I love this story! I am 60 years old and frankly felt a little foolish finding myself single at this age and wanting companionship. I thought I might be the only one. This story is an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  20.   karol33 says:
    Posted: 31 Dec 15

    Woooooow, this is really so amazing. Gerri and James, all the best for you. Thanks for sharing all your experience with us. Be blessed.

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  21.   soulsista4u says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 15

    Congratulations You give me hope at the age of 58. I know it is never to late for love or to be happy. God bless you two many years of happiness. Soulsista4U

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  22.   lis50 says:
    Posted: 18 Dec 15

    Congratulations James and Geraldine. Thanks for the advice

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  23.   CrispyChips says:
    Posted: 27 Nov 15

    Congratulations James and Geraldine!

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  24.   kob31 says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 15

    Am waiting to see that

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  25. Posted: 25 Aug 15

    This is one of the sweetest love stories I've ever read Forever Happiness to you both :-)

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  26.   Edot says:
    Posted: 16 May 15

    Their love story proved that true love sometimes came late but satisfactorily fulfilling...

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  27.   Alyse2588 says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 14

    A true blessing and I loved reading it.

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  28.   ebonyda1.sr says:
    Posted: 05 Aug 14

    I truly enjoyed this story it really touch my heart, it actually brought me to tears to see that someone mature as these two people can still find real love. This brings hope to a woman of my age that there is someone there for me. I like to thank you guys for submitting this post it is very beautiful and it touch my heart. I wish you nothing but blissful happiness, have a great life.

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  29.   Batya30114 says:
    Posted: 04 Aug 14

    I am 60 never married and no children. I keep telling myself it's never to late to find someone to love and care for. Your story has really encouraged me to keep trying. Thanks so much for your story. You both are an example of unconditional love. The kind the bible talks about.

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  30.   joesey says:
    Posted: 19 Jul 14

    wonderful

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  31.   iriegurl says:
    Posted: 14 Jul 14

    Wow. I am happy for both of you i do hope i will find the love of my life out there somewhere. All the best.

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  32.   biglou50 says:
    Posted: 06 Jul 14

    This is really a beautiful beginning and ended. Good luck and much happiness James and Geraldine....

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  33.   malaak1986 says:
    Posted: 21 May 14

    oh my god .what an inspirational and morale lifting story...i think they r lovely and beautiful couple indeed.may they live hapilly ever after.

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  34.   Sinamade says:
    Posted: 21 May 14

    A nice story, despite their age they search for the waiting love of their time. Best of luck.

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  35.   Queenshady says:
    Posted: 27 Apr 14

    This is grate story . It gives hope to all it never too late

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  36.   edzorna says:
    Posted: 13 Apr 14

    every ones turn will come

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  37.   chocltebbw says:
    Posted: 09 Apr 14

    Beautiful!

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  38.   matul says:
    Posted: 01 Apr 14

    Omg this is unbelievable

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  39.   nurriya says:
    Posted: 25 Mar 14

    Tears came to my eyes when he said he was grinning like an old possum and I know why. God has a plan for all of us, we just have to extend ourselves to find it,

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  40.   wish_delish says:
    Posted: 13 Mar 14

    awww.,...this is just too cute! Congrats guys!

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  41.   jag517 says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 14

    Wonderful story I feel there is hope for everyone Including ME

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  42.   lynekiki says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 14

    Wow! love is golden despite the age when one gets it.am Happy for you two

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  43. Posted: 15 Feb 14

    Keep Hope Alive!

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  44.   Tirshathia says:
    Posted: 13 Feb 14

    This is really encouraging for me. I am only a few years away from being 70. Convinced there is someone for me at this stag in my life.

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  45.   Oreo351 says:
    Posted: 08 Feb 14

    Love, Love, Love this story. That is true persuit of happiness.

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  46.   SILVERELITE says:
    Posted: 06 Feb 14

    There is always hope

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  47.   theonlyja says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 14

    There is still hope for me! Yaaah praise God!

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  48.   SNUGGLEBUN says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 13

    at my age of 72 it certainly gives me hope, thank you. and may you have many years of happiness.

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  49.   Freedom80 says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 13

    Love it!

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  50.   tonikall says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 13

    What a great happiness, how i wish to be the next story on this site. Sweety where are you , come lets make history

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