Older Love Story

11VOWS2-articleInlineDorthy Rogers and Shirl Abbey grew up 50 miles apart in Ohio and connected with each other years later after a combined total of 5 marriages, 8 children and many grandchildren. They met through Match.com when she was 72 and he was 81. And at the time they lived 3 blocks apart in Santa Fe, N.M.

Dorothy and Shirl say that they fell in love over Chinese food in the Design Center where she owned an art gallery; they moved in together 4 days later. Then they lived with each other for 8 years before he proposed.

The couple was married at the Bald Head Island Club in North Carolina. On the day before the wedding, Ms. Rogers had positive words for those her age seeking love. “Others should try to do this,” she said. “Why not try? They could find someone, too. I think the odds are pretty good.”


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