Richard Andrews, left, and Gregg Limley were among the 80 daters at the W. “(We) try to reconnect them with the library while they’re here, and hopefully they make a love connection too,” said Emily Getzschman, the library’s marketing manager.
Yolanda White of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event at the W. About 80 people attended Sunday's speed dating event, which was for participants 45 and older.
Then the couples can decide whether they want to schedule another date.
Emily Getzschman, the Omaha Public Library’s marketing manager, said the event is one way to bring people to the library who may not have visited in awhile.“(We) try to reconnect them with the library while they’re here, and hopefully they make a love connection too,” she said.
Some speed dates, though, have led to fairy-tale endings.
He went on a speed date with her anyway, and left once he accomplished that goal.“I would try it again, if I could lie about my age,” he said with a laugh.
Kenny was struck by her smile and how much energy she still had at the end of the event.
When they were matched later, Kenny sent Trisha the “nicest email” to plan their next date.
Kenny, a retirement plan administrator, was the last person Trisha spoke with that night.
She remembered him telling her about his family and how some of them lived overseas like her.