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In some cases, I never stopped waiting for the right match, which is where I am now with an active 81-year-old who’s busy with Latin dance and music lessons (maracas, anyone? Yet still, they’ve signed up and, when selected, signed on despite a daunting legal release that charmingly warns they may be exposed to “public ridicule.” Almost all have earnestly thrown themselves into the encounter, eager to have a good time, so much so that they doggedly push through dates they’d otherwise have politely cut short.Most embraced Date Lab as a bit of an adventure, with the possible bonus of a romantic connection.

) match, but, like you, I’ll be cheering along as Date Lab breaks new ground. Sometimes I’d find myself charging down a virtual rabbit hole, stumbling across a match-worthy dater who didn’t fit the person I had in mind but caught my eye enough to launch me in a new direction.Sometimes I’d spend hours pursuing a pairing and still come up empty-handed, making a note in my files to check back in a month or two in case the perfect partner should apply. In their Date Lab applications, they have laid out a litany of dating complaints: the guy who talked endlessly about his porn habit, or the woman who obsessed over her ex-boyfriend, or overindulged and then puked on her shoes.Some say they’ve tried everything else — friends, co-workers, their mother, Match.com, e Harmony, Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel — and see Date Lab as a break from the usual.Or as dater Dan Novak, speaking for himself and his date, recently put it, “We had both just reached a low point and now we’re on Date Lab. Date Lab is, admittedly, an oddball, especially now that online dating has become so dominant. We did our own matchmaking, in part, out of necessity.

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