After meeting on a dating website, 80-year-olds marry—bride “Highly Recommends” it. A pair of 80-year-old internet daters married.
Tricia Shaw, 85, was enamored “at first sight” when she encountered her “toy boy,” 82-year-old Ian, online.
Ian thought there was “something about her” and had to accept her offer of meeting up, and Tricia, who had previously met four possible suitors online, said she was “wobbly at the knees” when she first ate a fish supper with him.
After Ian’s dangerous bypass surgery, the pair married in February.
After their “wonderful” 115-guest wedding, Tricia thinks other octogenarians should try online dating. Tricia, a professional detective, recommended internet dating since you check so many boxes before meeting. “You’re alike.”
My wedding was magical. It was perfect.
After seven years on Plenty More Fish, great-grandmother-of-five Tricia from Lancastershire, England, found Ian’s profile.
After losing her spouse of 33 years, she joined the site and met a few men before texting Ian, a 35-year-old Glasgow native. Ian disregarded her initial text at the start of his seven-day walking excursion.
He was interested when Tricia asked to get “in touch” and wrote again after his hike. Ian stated, “The message arrived just as I was getting on a train, and I thought, ‘Well this will keep till I get home. Later, Tricia wrote, ‘I can’t believe you haven’t been in touch’. I thought “this one has something about her.”
“Tricia said it was love at first sight,” he added. “She fell for me immediately, and I loved her from the start. My wedding was everything.”
The infatuated couple moved in together 14 months later and planned to marry. After Ian learned he needed a heart-bypass operation, they decided to marry on February 10th.
Tricia was handed away by her son Timothy and grandson Henry to over 100 guests at the ceremony.
Tricia has a huge family, while I have none. They brought several friends. “115 finally.”