Sylvia Moye and Stanley Krafchick of Tucker, Georgia, tied the knot on April 7.
Not only did they get married on April 7, but they were both celebrating their birthdays. Krafchick turned 86, and Moye turned 81.
They held a small reception for close friends and family at their Tucker home the next day.
Krafchick and Moye met online in 2015.
“I joined one of those senior single something or another,” Krafchick told Hot Topics. “And I didn’t have too much luck … I had one week left on my membership. And so I said after this one week, I’m going to give it up.”
That same week, he connected with Moye.
“I think the next-to-last day, I met Sylvia online,” said Krafchick. “We were corresponding. We were trying to arrange to get together and meet. And she was reluctant because she was nervous and wasn’t into it all that much.”
Krafchick got impatient and almost gave up.
“I said, ‘Look, I always felt you have to meet to get to know somebody. You can’t correspond and really get to know somebody,’” he said. “And so I said, ‘We have to meet or forget about it.’”
“When he said that, I thought, ‘You know, this sounds like a nice man. I’m not going to let him get away,’” said Moye.
The couple met a few days later at the food court at Northlake Mall in Atlanta.
“I was so dainty and delicate that I knocked over his coffee, spilled it all over him,” said Moye. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Good job, Sylvia. Really didn’t want to meet anybody, did you?’”
Despite the flub, the couple sat and chatted for about two hours.
“He called me when he got home, and the rest of us is history,” said Moye.
The couple said they sometimes have trouble understanding one another.
“We do have somewhat of a language barrier,” said Krafchick, who speaks with a New York accent he acquired growing up in the North.
“I speak Southern,” Moye said with a laugh. “He speaks that other language.”
Moye’s former husband died more than a decade ago.
“For 12 years, I had been alone,” she said. “I would be the one that would be looking out the window to see all my neighbors going somewhere with their respective husbands or boyfriends, picking up their girlfriends to go out. I’d be with my little dog, Bruce, going, ‘Well, Bruce, just you and me.’”
The two said they feel lucky to have found one another.
“I love this man with all of my heart. And also I inherited a wonderful family,” Moye said.
The newlyweds are looking forward to the days that lie ahead.
“We’re very happy. We’re very appreciative that we were able to meet somebody and feel this way, particularly at this age,” said Krafchick. “So we’re going to make the best of it and count every hour of every day, appreciate all those moments and not take anything for granted. So far it’s been great.”