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SPECIAL REPORT: Dating Service for the Golden Years

Updated: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 07:47 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- The dating scene is no longer just for young people. More men and women in their so-called golden years are searching for that special someone online.

Linda Barkoff is 65-years-old, and back on the dating scene 3 years after her husband died of leukemia.

"I'm hoping that I can find someone. I like to go out and dance. I like to see movies. I like to go out and eat," Barkoff said. "You have to go on, that's what they would want you to do."

The Association of American Retired People (AARP) helps people like Linda with a new dating website. The organization's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Sami Hassanyeh, says, "We're trying to create more of a feeling that you're not alone in this.”

One fourth of the AARP's 37 million members are single.

The organization's site offers dating advice, from how to act on a first date, to where to go and things to do. Members log on and click on a picture if they’re interested.

"I'm not dead yet," Barkoff said. "So there might be a spark there or two."


Reporter: Carolyn Bruck
Reporter: Mike Kallmeyer
Web Producer: Ken HinesSPECIAL REPORT: Dating Service for the Golden Years

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