The Wall Street Journal - Finding Love After 60
Photos by Sydney Walsh for The Wall Street Journal
Longer lifespans have given older singles the opportunity to have new, long relationships. But they need to first accept that it likely will be different this time around. In October 0f 2023 I spent an afternoon with Richard Goldsmith, 80, and Tina Greenberg, 75, in West Orange, New Jersey. After several years of being widowed, both Goldsmith and Greenberg found each other through mutual friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Goldsmith would cook elaborate meals for their routine dinners over FaceTime to impress Greenberg. Last year, the two moved in together and blended their furnishings and belongings. During a time of grief, isolation and uncertainty, the two found ways to connect and continue their lives together.