They’ve all signed up for a senior speed dating event that Loring has picked as the locus for his exploration of love and how it changes – or doesn’t – as we age.Many interviews and hours of filming later, when “The Age of Love” premiered in April 2014 at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, one audience member called it “the best reality show I have ever seen.” That might be because the film is an immensely honest look at ordinary people who find themselves unexpectedly looking for love later in life.The site lists senior speed dating events by state – and there’s no shortage of them.“The Age of Love” follows eight of the 70- to 90-year old speed daters whom Loring contacted as they prepare for their event with all the nervousness of a high schooler on a first date – some of them incredulous that they are participating in such a thing at their stage in life.
In response, Loring set out to find the answers to the questions “Do our hearts and desires change over a lifetime? ” As he searched for answers, the seniors in “The Age of Love” opened up to Loring in ways he never expected, even at their first meetings.
Yet in the face of doubt, they’re determined not to give up.
“You realize you can recover,” one of the speed daters says.
Fewer distractions.” “Some people just give up on life.
The object is not to give up on life,” Lou, an 82-year-old body builder says.