The group has more than 600 members, with about 100 who regularly attend events, ranging from happy hours and dances to fitness walks and cultural affairs.
“Delaware Single Boomers isn’t a dating club, but rather a group for singles to socialize together,” Pleiman explains.
“On average, [we] have two to three activities scheduled each week.
As a result, several people have dated within the group.
One couple married, one is engaged and a few couples live together.” Wilmington resident Dave White, 66, is currently dating a woman whom he met through Delaware Single Boomers. Upon moving to Delaware, he signed up for two online dating sites. “Everyone I met on those sites didn’t tell the truth...
After divorcing in 2007, White left Naples, Fla.—one of the most popular retirement communities in the Sunshine State and a good spot to meet single, older women—and moved back to Delaware to be closer to his grown daughters. Their pictures are 20 years old.” He joined a couple of local groups as a way of meeting new people.
hen Lewes resident Linda Woellmer said good night last July to the man she’d been dating, she didn’t know he actually meant goodbye.
The pair had been dating for a couple of months, and was attending a summertime party when Woellmer’s date said he wasn’t feeling well and wanted to go home. At 60, Woellmer is not waiting for love to find her.
Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until he failed to return her calls over the next few days. No uncomfortable meeting to exchange personal belongings. (Yes, technology has even made breaking up easier.) When Woellmer was finally able to confront her former love interest on what happened, he blamed his disappearance on his ongoing struggle with depression—but somehow while he was feeling down in the dumps, he’d managed to come up with the energy to update his online dating profile and photos. She’s back out on the singles market, still optimistic that one day she’ll find a love connection.
Last month, she updated her online dating profile, joining thousands of other older Delaware singles who are looking for love later in life.
Dating can be problematic at any age, but navigating the singles scene when one is older brings its own challenges.
So, Delaware singles in their 40s, 50s and 60s have gotten creative. and can handle my independence and my type A personality.” Woellmer’s list is long, but not unusual.