LOVE TO GIVE: Glenda Twiner is organising a gathering for single baby boomers, and friends Kerry Palmer and Dave Greinke are excited about the event.
LOVE TO GIVE: Glenda Twiner is organising a gathering for single baby boomers, and friends Kerry Palmer and Dave Greinke are excited about the event. Paul Braven

Singles night for baby boomers to meet old fashioned way

GLENDA Twiner is not prepared to go online to find Mr Right. And she thinks she is not alone.

Ms Twiner has organised a baby boomers singles gathering at the Gladstone Yacht Club this weekend.

Since moving to the city in 2013, she said she had tried, and been disappointed with online dating.

She preferred the "old fashioned way" of meeting a possible partner.

"You can put anything on online dating, even someone else's photo," she said.

"I'd rather meet someone and be able to see their face and hear their voice ... but we're not pub-goers which makes it difficult (to meet people)," she said.

Friends Kerry Palmer and Dave Greinke were keen to meet other baby boomers who shared their interests.

"I've never tried online dating. I don't even have a computer," Mr Greinke said.

"I did try speed dating ... that was a debacle!" Ms Palmer added.

Ms Twiner said the gathering would be a comfortable "no pressure" atmosphere.

"I doubt you're going to fall in love immediately, but this is just a place where you can fall in to a friendship. That's a more realistic expectation," she said.

The Baby Boomers singles night will be held on Saturday from 6pm.

Look for the tables downstairs marked with BBS.

Baby boomers are generally considered to be people born between 1946 - 1964.



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