{Dating} 3 Late-in-Life Love Stories

Sometimes love really is better late than never. 3 FOFs share their heart-warming love stories.

FOF Gerri Shute found love in her late 40s

“After I left an 11-year relationship, my friend Curt introduced David and me. We hit it off from the beginning.

I wanted to be married though [and didn’t think he’d marry me.] When I told him this, I thought he was going to end it. Instead, a week later he took me to the International Club and made a formal proposal.  We both wept.  He said, ‘I cried all week long thinking of what my life would be without you.’

We traveled, we entertained, we did everything. It could not have been a better 20 years. My friends said we used to look at each other in a way that said, ‘Boy, I sure won the prize.’

Then he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  The last three years or so of his life were very trying for him. He never once complained. I felt privileged that I was the one taking care of him when he got sick. It was a love affair to the end.”

FOF Sherry DeRosa found love in her 50s

“I met Michael at a Super Bowl Party in 2001. He was explaining how hard it had been to get health insurance for his assistant. I said, ‘So you arranged health care for him? I don’t mean to be rude, but that had to cost a fair amount of money.’ And Michael said, ‘Yeah, but it’s the right thing to do.’ I remember thinking, ‘there’s a person who puts his money where his mouth is.’

When I got cancer, I remember him saying, ‘We have breast cancer and we are going to fix it.’ And I said, ‘If you’ll still have me and we get through this, will you marry me?’ And so on April 25, 2009 we got married on an ocean terrace in Laguna Beach surrounded by all the people we love.”

FOF Mary Nedvins found love at 51

“I met Skip on Match.com in 2005. After two or three dates, I realized that I was head over heels. All I talked about morning, noon and night was Skip, Skip, Skip. He was handsome, he was smart and he was well made.

Then he went away for almost seven months. He called me once and said only, ‘I have to go away, I can’t tell you where I am. I can’t tell you what I’m doing.’

I was heartbroken. I just didn’t understand why God put somebody in my life and all of a sudden he was gone. I was still on Match.com dating my ass off, literally trying to forget him. I remember one sweet fellow said to me, ‘Is there somebody else in your life? No matter what I do I just can’t seem to get to you, you’re in there but you’re not there.’

One day I was in T.J.Maxx, my phone rang and the caller ID said ‘Skip.’ Someone came up to me and said ‘Do you need a chair, you look like you’re gonna pass out.’ I was going to pass out. I could not believe it was him.

I answered the phone and told him, ‘I’m upset, you just left and I feel like you dumped me.’ He explained that his top-secret government job had kept him from telling me the whole story. ‘Well you know there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about you, and I had your picture with me all the time,’ he said. We haven’t been apart since.”

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4 Responses to “{Dating} 3 Late-in-Life Love Stories”

  1. Cécile Wheatley says:

    Hello my dear FOF friends!

    This is a truly touching segment!!! I am so inspired by these three stories… Ahhhhh how we keep on learning regardless of age! Indeed, we are fully involved when we love; God saves the best for last; we can be rapped in what it was rather than in what can be, and love affairs to the end! BRAVO! To our three lovely FOF’s!!



  2. Laurab says:

    I have a late in life love story also. After a marriage gone bad and the usual bad choices I accepted that some people just end up alone without ever finding the big love we all want. I spent my 40’s raising my son and getting going in my career thinking that love was not in the cards for me. When my son turned 18 something in me snapped, it was time for mom to have a life. I wanted to go out with friends, meet people, date, but nothing serious, I wanted to experience it all! Well I met up with a friend from high school and though taking care of my mom and him finishing raising his daughter keep us from moving in together we love each other completely and for the rest of our lives. We suit each other perfectly and plan to grow old together. I’ve never felt this way and cannot believe my luck!

  3. Angela says:

    I have spent years looking for the right man despite a few flaws to capture my heart as it is now that I am over fifty. why would such a preasious gift be given to me at this late in life.? that soul mate has an unwaviering love for me that it amazes me why he still hangs around . a Yr later…I cant bear to be with out holding his hand or a giggle as we stare into each other eyes knowing what each other is thinking about with out uttering a single word . Imagine waking up to a nice cup of coffee for years to come ready made and a warm deep throat lingering kiss with sprinkles of desperate words of “i love you madly” in the mix to start off your mornings every day. He exsists !

  4. Shellie Robin says:

    Loved reading about these three love stories. Gives me hope about finding Mr. Right after quite a few Mr. Wrongs!


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