Then she heard from Steve Dennis, a widower from northern Wisconsin, where she has a cottage, and the two hit it off immediately.
What Richardson said she likes about a service like Match is that the user can select who he or she wants to contact.
They had six minutes to meet and greet their fellow seniors, all at least 65 years old, in the first senior speed dating event of its kind.
Richard Rathmann has missed the days of face-to-face interactions, so much so that he has even turned to the internet to meet up with single women in his age group."I find it's really hard to meet people. Rathmann and Hemming were two of 16 people who came out to the speed dating event, a sign that a more mature crowd is looking for ways to make a connection.
"You have to be persistent and you have to be patient and you have to have a good sense of humor," she said.