The Ultimate "Never Too Late for Love" Story

Posted by Leticia, 29 Oct

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.”

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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.   ohTrillo says:
    Posted: 28 Jul 13

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

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  2.   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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    • scoffy60 says:
      Posted: 25 Jun 16

      I've not been on this site for a rather long time, or more correctly I've not been compelled to post. Some of you may remember some of our earlier post about how we fell in love as teenagers in a very rural southern Alabama farming community (circa 1964-1966). Then losing touch for many years to be reunited, and yes married. Love all you Scoff &Sarah God bless.......

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  3.   mayorr20 says:
    Posted: 25 May 13

    Amazing story,truly amazing.

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  4.   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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  5.   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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  6.   QTpie1968 says:
    Posted: 16 Jul 12

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

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  7.   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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  8.   tropical615 says:
    Posted: 03 Jun 12

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

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  9.   Darkwlkr says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 12

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

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  10.   coolbaibe says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 12

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

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  11.   jzitha says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 12

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

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  12.   Wilsonst says:
    Posted: 23 Feb 12

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

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  13. Posted: 15 Feb 12

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

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  14.   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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  15.   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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  16. 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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  17.   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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  18.   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 i’ll be be here.

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  19.   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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  20.   Tric1992 says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 12

    That good for them good look and it sweet

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  21.   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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  22.   DarkShark67 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 11

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

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  23.   Aries100 says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 11

    OMG This is just to cute for words

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  24.   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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  25.   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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  26.   mcmunga says:
    Posted: 30 Nov 11

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

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  27.   Purr29 says:
    Posted: 25 Nov 11

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

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  28.   vanpersie says:
    Posted: 18 Nov 11

    That is a great story for this two newly wedds.

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  29.   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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  30.   pixielee88 says:
    Posted: 16 Nov 11

    This is such a grand and wonderful story. I'm glad they found each other...no one should have to be alone

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  31.   favourgal says:
    Posted: 15 Nov 11

    So inspiring!Its sweet at seventy as is in seventeen.Love is not about age,its never too late for love.Congratulations James and Geraldine!

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  32.   LoveCalm52 says:
    Posted: 14 Nov 11

    I did cry. She liked his overalls and smile. He liked her smile and puppy dog brown eyes. Simple and sweet. No games.God bless your union. Be happy. Life's to short.

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  33.   Frimpomaa says:
    Posted: 13 Nov 11

    wow this very cute and encouraging.As long as there is life, anything is possible.wishing you guys all the best and most of God's blessings.

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  34.   Puertoro says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 11

    As long as there is life there is hope to be happy, and be loved. God Bless Them Both, and may they live out their lives happy, and in love together. What else is there to say.

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  35.   Cassie92 says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 11

    This is so sweet! :) It's nice that two people from a generation that never allowed for this kind of relationship can overcome the barriers society forced on them in their youth. Very beautiful.

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  36.   TYRANT says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 11

    I promised myself that I wouldn't cry, but this ROMANTIC story really brought a TEAR to my eye. It just gives me HOPE that in another 80 or 90 years I'll find the LOVE of my LIFE.

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  37.   Tirshathia says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 11

    You are so encouraging to me. I know there is someone for me. Thank you for sharing, and the best of everything in life to both of you.

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    • scandiblond says:
      Posted: 22 Dec 11

      Tyrant!!! Be more cheerful!! LOL I think i as well will find the right one in my 70's..come to think about it i will know all the tricks there is in the book when it comes to finding the wrong ones!!! Be blessed

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      • nasiruddin says:
        Posted: 01 Sep 12

        hi scandiblond u are soo cute u will get ur mr.right shortly..like ur hair style..may i know about u honey?

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  38.   Angel40G says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 11

    I am so happy for James and Geradline...their love story brought tears to my eyes and gives me hope for my future and that I may also find that special someone that make my heart smile. congratulations for having the courage to to love experience and grow as one.

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  39.   FAITHPAT says:
    Posted: 04 Nov 11

    Thats so encouraging.....if we are honest,there is no reason why we shouldnt meet our partners.Age is not an issue......we need to love and be loved at all times........at whatever age. ALL THE BEST TO THE TWO

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  40.   Natural31 says:
    Posted: 04 Nov 11

    Great story..honesty is the way to go..no surprises later...God bless you two

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  41.   aniths125 says:
    Posted: 03 Nov 11

    Wow, what a miracle...am happy for u both..may God continue to bless your home in Jesus Name, Amen

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  42.   kimbenz says:
    Posted: 03 Nov 11

    What a wonderful time to get married....many happy days to both!!!

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  43.   truckerg says:
    Posted: 03 Nov 11

    What a beautiful couple....may you have many years of happiness together!!

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  44.   jaysayoo says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 11

    May GOD Continue To Bless These Two, Inspiring Story!!!!!!!!!

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    • SoScorpio says:
      Posted: 03 Nov 11

      I'm romantically inspired by this timeless couple. I never thought I would read a story like this, its given a whole new meaning to long distance love...

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  45.   ebonyaqua says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 11

    May GOD continue to Bless you both and you are truly an Inspiration:), in reminding me that honesty has always been the best policy:). Beautiful smiles/couple:).

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  46.   joycorine4 says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 11

    Theres still hope for me then!! This is definitely heartwarming tale.

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  47.   Prettycat68 says:
    Posted: 31 Oct 11

    That is the best story I have heard...ever!

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  48.   nika23 says:
    Posted: 31 Oct 11

    How cute!!

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  49. Posted: 30 Oct 11

    Great advice! old is gold and i agree these couples are very cute togther.God bless both of them

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  50.   Reese says:
    Posted: 30 Oct 11

    Aren't they so cute?

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