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Older, Wiser, and Available

The middle-aged dating scene, filled with singles weighing one another's emotional baggage, isn't for the weak of heart.

A speed dating event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, disappointed Sally LaRochelle (above). (Photograph by Josh Reynolds) A speed dating event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, disappointed Sally LaRochelle (above).
By Stacey Chase
July 27, 2008

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IT'S A MONDAY NIGHT AND Gretchen Grufman, a home remodeler with freckles and strawberry-blond hair, has just met eight men in a series of six-minute "predates" - the romantic round robin better known as speed dating - at a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sports bar. There was the soft-spoken, baldheaded Briton; the goateed general contractor who loves ballroom dancing; the 48-year-old ... (Full article: 1877 words)

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