Two years ago, Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Frank Powers, both nationally recognized relationship therapists, met on SilverSingles in Frank’s hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. SilverSingles is thrilled to share their love story in their own words below.
We are also excited to share that the couple, a.k.a. “The Golden Dating Doctors,” co-authored a new book called Open to Love: The Secrets of Senior Dating, which features their SilverSingles love story as well as tips and tricks on how those ages 60+ can not only survive but thrive in the world of dating. The book is available on Amazon for pre-order now and debuts on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2024.
The Golden Dating Doctors’ Journey on SilverSingles: Gloria
Following the passing of my husband of 60 years, I was open to finding love again. I began dating someone, but after a failed dating experience, I decided to write an advice book for widows. Knowing that my ex-boyfriend had some success with online dating, I decided that a chapter of the book would be dedicated to this subject. I googled “senior dating” and SilverSingles popped up on the screen. I clicked on the link, inputted my credit card info, filled out my profile, and I was on my way!
I tailored my profile to showcase my passions and to relay that I was looking for a life companion and not just a dream guy, unlike my younger self. I enjoy playing golf and wanted someone who shared my passion. Additionally, since I take care of myself, I wanted to find a man who does the same – someone who is financially responsible and has planned for his future.
Frank was the second person I met through SilverSingles, and I was excited because he was a psychologist like me, as well as an artist. His bio also indicated that he liked to play pickleball, tennis and a bit of golf. We texted online and then agreed to meet in person in Scottsdale, where he lives, while I was visiting my sister. When I first met Frank, it was amazing! We met for drink and then had dinner. We were immediately smitten with one another, and we’ve been together ever since. I am happy to say that Frank and I have weathered the storm and have been together for two years now. Magic can happen when you’re open to love!
Advice: It is important to know exactly what you want in a relationship and make it clear in your profile.
From Online Connection to Love Authors: Frank’s Story
My story begins with a history different from Gloria’s. I have been married several times and have had a few long-term relationships. For 17 years, I was married to another psychologist whom I shared a successful psychology practice with and helped raise her twin daughters all the way through college and law school.
After we divorced, I joined SilverSingles in an attempt to find a new relationship. A few times, I dated women that I thought were keepers, only to find out that they were “almost relationships” and not the one I would spend the rest of my life with. I was getting ready to retire from my practice at 79 years old after a good run at a profession that I loved. Although I was feeling lonely and discouraged in my personal life, I wanted to give dating one last shot to see if I could find a lasting love.
Digital Journey of Lasting Senior Romance
I renewed an old membership with SilverSingles and updated my profile. After flipping through some pictures and profiles, I came across Gloria. Her profile really stood out to me, and my heart skipped a beat. After communicating via text, we eventually decided to meet up at Grassroots Kitchen & Tap in Scottsdale. Although her profile looked great, I hoped that she would live up to it in person. Then I met her, and I realized that she exceeded it! We have been together for two years and have even written a book together called Open to Love: The Secrets of Senior Dating. Needless to say, we are both very grateful to SilverSingles and the online world for helping us find our happy ending.
Advice: Don’t give up! Senior dating success is only one profile away. You too can find the love of your life!
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