The response from women has been especially robust, resulting in waiting lists and, ultimately, more sessions added.
It's only been a few weeks since launching, but speed dating has already led to some older adults no longer having to spend their days alone.
"And to try to overcome that loss is a difficult thing to do.” Playing cupid: Speed dating Kim Phillips manages the Portage Senior Center.
She's heard similar stories from older adults as they seek to re-enter the dating world.
Hoping to combat the scourge of social isolation among older adults, the Portage Senior Center has begun offering speed dating.