If you are single and living in Grand Rapids and would like Pre-Dating to run a local speed dating event, please sign up below!Once we have attracted enough attendees for this event, we will contact you: In order to ensure equal numbers of men and women at our events, everyone must register in advance."He gave me a happily-ever-after ring for my birthday," says Donna. Joan Allen, relationship expert, professional matchmaker, and author of .At 54, she herself is on the prowl and catching prey at Match. "I think single people need to meet other singles in as many ways as possible, whether it's on Match or e Harmony.com, through a matchmaker or events." As grandparents retire and move to communities far away from their established social networks, says Allen, online dating can give them the chance to make new connections close by.Should you hide your dating status from the grandchildren?No, says Allen, there's no reason to be secretive.
"Don't get into a car with someone you met online until you have enough information. Personals, Match, and most recently joined Eons.com, a community website for the 50-plus crowd."He said, ' I want to meet you in Astoria — a place where you have good memories.' And I thought, ' Oh man, he knows all the right things to say.'" Donna and Rod later moved in together.Although neither plans to remarry, they've made a lifelong commitment to each other.For questions about the email , your Grand Rapids Coordinator or to register by phone call .Five years ago, Donna's second husband had some bad news.