Richard Rathmann has missed the days of face-to-face interactions, so much so that he has even turned to the internet to meet up with single women in his age group."I find it's really hard to meet people. Rathmann and Hemming were two of 16 people who came out to the speed dating event, a sign that a more mature crowd is looking for ways to make a connection.John De Lamater, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has studied the subject of senior relationships, notes that the age group is "rapidly growing" and is expected to double over the next 15 years or so.

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“Disturbingly enough, there were “statements of ‘kill’ and statements of ‘sexual’ desires,” he wrote.

That was the last date she ever went on."March 19, 1963," Hemming said.

Perhaps, he said, there's still a strong connection to a former spouse and a romantic ideal that everyone should have only one partner in their life.

There can also be financial barriers or family issues preventing people from getting back out there.

Hemming managed to convince a few friends to come with her to the Madison Concourse Hotel.

They had six minutes to meet and greet their fellow seniors, all at least 65 years old, in the first senior speed dating event of its kind.

The detective found a black leather notebook in a nightstand containing a series of women’s names.

Each page documented a woman in a “systematic way,” the detective wrote in his search warrant report: how he met the woman, what he liked about her, what “he wanted to do with her,” the detective wrote without elaborating.

MADISON — A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment after a date has now been charged with sexually assaulting four other women.