Timeless January-March 2022 - Page 17


Harold Hollingsworth and Pam Graham

Couple finds love through online dating site

“ I feel like I have met my soulmate with him . He is so different . He is good to me .”

Whether pedaling their recumbent trikes around beautiful Gulf Shores or the scenic Okatibbee Reservoir , Pam Graham and Harold Hollingsworth are happy exploring the world together .

“ We started out riding two-wheel bikes , and then we were both interested in the recumbent trikes . He bought his before I bought mine , but we love them ,” Graham said .
They ride every chance they get as long as the weather stays pleasant .
“ We go to Gulf Shores a lot . They have some awesome trails down there to ride ,” she said . “ We have ridden the trail in North Mississippi up at Pontotoc and New Albany . My birthday was back in September , and we went to Sanibel ( Florida ). They have really good trails there .”
Riding trikes , camping and hiking are some of the adventures they have enjoyed together or with a few close friends since they met six and a half years ago .
Not necessarily looking for love but for someone to enjoy life with , Graham , who is twice divorced , met Hollingsworth , who was widowed after 41 years of marriage , through the Christian Mingle dating website .
“ Seven years later , we are still together ,” she said . “ We have a lot of common interests , and we always have a great time together .”
She was 53 when they met in 2015 , and he was shy of turning 62 . They messaged several times through the website before agreeing to meet for a blind lunch date .
Not really knowing what to expect , she picked a public restaurant she felt her friends and family did not frequent .
“ I told my daughter I was going to lunch with somebody so if I don ’ t show back up , you ’ ll know where I was at , but he seems nor-
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