One of the meetings was poorly attended, but at the other, more than 100 people showed. People sat at tables organized by favorite book or genre. Try going to a small blues or jazz night at a local restaurant.
I recently did and saw quite a few singles age 50 .
The place is chock full of wonderful women, mostly over 40.
Let me tell you, the few men who attend have amazing choices.
For sheer numbers of eligible, motivated people, you can't beat online dating websites.
I know some of you have had bad experiences, but the good experiences outweigh those, from what your fellow singletons tell me.
If the weather is amenable, join an outdoor sporting club.
Chances are, you could meet someone on one of these vacations, especially if they are educational tours or trips with a volunteer component. Do I believe this can be an amazing person, truly worthy of your hopes and dreams?
Of course there is always the chance you could meet The One in a supermarket or library. In those circumstances, too, it's hard to know whether the person you meet is actually single.
I hear this all the time: "There are no good men out there"; or this: "There are no good women." Usually the speaker illustrates one of the assertions with a sad or funny dating story that ends either with resignation to single status or with anger at the depressing situation he or she "has to" endure.
I listen sympathetically but don't share the conclusions. Mature singles have plenty of great people to choose from; but of course, you have to know where to look.