Social scientists and gerontologists are becoming increasingly concerned about isolation among the elderly, but an online community called Stitch hopes to change that. The service has been described as “Tinder for Seniors,” but creator Andrew Dowling insists it isn’t designed for casual hookups. Instead, Stitch matches people with similar interests in order to build friendships and provide companionship. The service officially launches in the coming months. Dowling acknowledges that profitability could be an issue since seniors are mostly on fixed incomes, but he still believes that Stitch can help create a social tapestry.
Source: The Atlantic