Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"We fell in love on the internet and on the telephone and it can be done," said the bride, Judy Norman.
This is proof that online dating can happen at any age and may lead to a walk down the aisle.
"At our age, we don't have the luxury of having a great deal of courtship time. We skipped from first base to third base, if you will," said Judy.
And it was a home run on Valentine's Day.
Judy, 75, and Gordon Perry, 84, tied the knot at the Reflection Ridge Retirement Community in Northwest Wichita today.
The couple met on an online dating site for seniors, but there was one problem. The bride lived in Texas and the groom was in Wichita.
"I liked her profile but I, too, thought the mileage was impossible to overcome," said Gordon.
But distance proved not to be a problem after all.
"We got on the chat line just like kids do. We kinda had to learn how to do that even, neither of us being expert typist and what have you," said Judy.
A date later, Gordon, a.k.a Cuddlebug, and Judy, a.k.a. Judy36Fun, decided to tie the knot.
"Well she asked me if the 'M' word was in my long range plans, so she actually proposed to me," said Gordon.
Although the couple's family was shocked of the romance, they were happy to see that love can flourish a second time around.
"I'm very glad that he's been able to find someone that is making him happy and hopefully will keep him around here a little bit longer for us," said Gordon's granddaughter, Tegan Perry.
The couple is happy to find love again in their golden years and they are proof that love knows no boundaries.
"Here were are, deeply in love and acting like 18-years-olds," said Judy.