Originally published in the Chicago Tribune:
When Iris found herself divorced and living in South Florida in her 50s, the executive head hunter-turned-life coach was determined to find a life partner.
“I was on a mission,” recalls Iris, now 61. “I spent years as a head hunter, and that’s how I look at life: You’re constantly searching for talent. I knew what I was looking for. So I went online and put myself out there. You can’t expect things to land in your lap.”
Meanwhile, Dennis was licking his wounds in the Chicago area after two divorces and 10 years of trying to find companionship online.
“I went on and off those dating sites because I hadn’t found someone who really met my expectations,” says Dennis, 64. “But I got tired of being alone on weekends, so I went back on JDate.”
Iris and Dennis