February 12, 2009

Age not a factor for marrying seniors

A 72-year-old woman says she is looking forward to marrying an 80-year-old man in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day despite their senior status.

Maxine Hollander said while she and Gene Adler have a combined age of 152 years that does not mean they are an average elderly couple, the Las Vegas Sun said Thursday.

We're just two crazy people, not your average couple, said Hollander, who is set to wed Adler on Saturday. We can just look at each other and laugh, which is what makes it so beautiful.

The couple has been dating for nearly three years after meeting on a dating Web site for Jewish singles.

Hollander admitted not being bowled over by the driver's license photo Adler posted online, but thanks to an accidentally click of a mouse button the couple eventually met and fell in love.

The Sun said the couple is set to marry at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino following a matinee showing of Defending the Caveman.