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.”

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.”

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  1.   joesey says:
    Posted: 5 days ago

    wonderful

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  2.   iriegurl says:
    Posted: 14 Jul

    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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  3.   biglou50 says:
    Posted: 06 Jul

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

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  4.   malaak1986 says:
    Posted: 21 May

    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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  5.   Sinamade says:
    Posted: 21 May

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

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  6.   Queenshady says:
    Posted: 27 Apr

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

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  7.   edzorna says:
    Posted: 13 Apr

    every ones turn will come

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  8.   chocltebbw says:
    Posted: 09 Apr

    Beautiful!

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  9.   matul says:
    Posted: 01 Apr

    Omg this is unbelievable

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  10.   nurriya says:
    Posted: 25 Mar

    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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  11.   wish_delish says:
    Posted: 13 Mar

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

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  12.   jag517 says:
    Posted: 06 Mar

    Wonderful story I feel there is hope for everyone Including ME

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  13.   lynekiki says:
    Posted: 19 Feb

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

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  14. Posted: 15 Feb

    Keep Hope Alive!

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  15.   Tirshathia says:
    Posted: 13 Feb

    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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  16.   Oreo351 says:
    Posted: 08 Feb

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

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  17.   SILVERELITE says:
    Posted: 06 Feb

    There is always hope

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  18.   theonlyja says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    There is still hope for me! Yaaah praise God!

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  19.   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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  20.   Freedom80 says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 13

    Love it!

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  21.   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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  22.   ohTrillo says:
    Posted: 28 Jul 13

    I'm so happy for you guy's! Thank God,love has no color...

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  23.   hotpants777 says:
    Posted: 16 Jul 13

    Wow! Thats what what I'm talking about. I and over joyed for them and me. I was just getting ready to leave the site. But this gives me more hope than I could have every imagined. I wish I could post this on my site to show them what I'm looking for. I know HE is out there. He we just haven't found each other. Way to go, way to go. I'm smiling from ear to ear. I put a limit how far I'm willing to travel. No more. The world is my limit. Love and peace.

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  24.   mayorr20 says:
    Posted: 25 May 13

    Amazing story,truly amazing.

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  25.   breeze2012 says:
    Posted: 29 Jan 13

    Thank God she was'nt catfished. There aren't many responses from guys on this story. I wonder how they feel about it. Trusting someone like that is hard to do. I do wish them the very best of luck though. I hope in a few years they do a followup story...

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  26.   rosyjc says:
    Posted: 19 Nov 12

    oh this story made me teary! They look so happy and made everyone else feel happy.

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  27.   QTpie1968 says:
    Posted: 16 Jul 12

    Wow! What a wonderfully inspiring love story!! Such a blessing!

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  28.   Lc.red31 says:
    Posted: 29 Jun 12

    I love that story it a blessings to me and.other i am not going give up on love thank u for it

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  29.   tropical615 says:
    Posted: 03 Jun 12

    This is such a lovely story. God bless you both.

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  30.   Darkwlkr says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 12

    "A person is non-reloadable" - good advise.

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  31.   coolbaibe says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 12

    Wow, what an inspiring story. Am never gonna give up on love

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  32.   jzitha says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 12

    Wow god bless u both,that's is so romantic wow

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  33.   Wilsonst says:
    Posted: 23 Feb 12

    That is really nice. I can't wait until I meet someone sweet.

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  34. Posted: 15 Feb 12

    Awesome story and very encouraging for all of us!! Best wishes James and Geraldine :)

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  35.   honeyswty says:
    Posted: 13 Feb 12

    This is what I call "DESTINY CONNECTION"! Quite inspiring. Bravo to both of u and many happy years together.

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  36.   chefBK says:
    Posted: 11 Feb 12

    This is truly an inspiration....love can be found at any.time if yoy have faith and be honest.

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  37. Posted: 31 Jan 12

    great story,and im really happy for them both ,but are there any more men out there like James, if so please hook me up thanks

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  38.   realking says:
    Posted: 19 Jan 12

    Wow! I like the story "wish the best" I hope I would get mine too here.

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  39.   nknischal says:
    Posted: 14 Jan 12

    I lke this story and it has influenced me to think hard about a proposal that has been offered to me.I might have the next success story .Give me a month or so and ill be be here.

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  40.   Tric1992 says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 12

    I love the story it so sweet and loveable he is a good man to Gerald

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    • maeannie68 says:
      Posted: 13 Jan 12

      I lke this story and it has influenced me to think hard about a proposal that has been offered to me.I might have the next success story .Give me a month or so and i'll be be here.

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  41.   Tric1992 says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 12

    That good for them good look and it sweet

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  42.   hadassah22 says:
    Posted: 23 Dec 11

    One of the most beautiful true stories of true love!I am convinced mine is happening too.God is faithful.

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  43.   DarkShark67 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 11

    Ok. I won't give up. Thanks James and Geraldine

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  44.   Aries100 says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 11

    OMG This is just to cute for words

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  45.   Angelina5 says:
    Posted: 13 Dec 11

    Thank you for sharing your story. What an inspiration. I am 44 and was about to lose faith. I wish you two the very best.

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  46.   villex says:
    Posted: 04 Dec 11

    This is amazing and wonderful story, love @ seventies, what a great romance, its purely impossible became possible and raises much hope for many in search, congrat Mr James and Geraldine.

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  47.   mcmunga says:
    Posted: 30 Nov 11

    OOOOHHHHHH THEY LOOK SO SWEEET....... :) <3

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  48.   Purr29 says:
    Posted: 25 Nov 11

    Amazing love story, God bless you both and thank you for sharing :-)

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  49.   vanpersie says:
    Posted: 18 Nov 11

    That is a great story for this two newly wedds.

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  50.   locdown23 says:
    Posted: 17 Nov 11

    How wonderful and beautiful!! Be honest about how you feel and keep your heart open and love will truly bloom!! Beautiful story!!

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