The only problem was that Thorsness’ daughter had started the profile without telling her mother.
Thorsness was skeptical, but eventually decided to meet Fleming in person.
Over lunch, she complimented Richard on his “beautiful” blue eyes and he took her — a jewelry enthusiast — to a bead store. Richard paused for a moment then said, “Yes, I do believe it is.” The couple, who now live in Coronado, were married in 2010 after a 15-month long distance relationship.
Depcik recently moved from Chicago, her hometown, to be with Cox in Madison.
After seeing her success, she says, all of her friends want to join an online dating site. “Then they see me so happy that I was willing to leave the city I love to be with this person.” Finding ‘dreamland’ Joel Fleming, 81, turned to online dating after realizing that he’d probably already met every eligible single woman of interest in his small town of Alamosa, Colo.
Both had lost their spouses suddenly several years earlier.
Joan hadn’t dated much after her husband died in 2003.