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 .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.I don't understand why more mature men do not take advantage of spas; they're fabulous opportunities for singles.When you hang out informally with women and get to know them in classes and over group dinners, you have a great chance to become friendly without too much pressure.
I recently attended a few Read Dating meetings that my local library system sponsored with Perfect Match.com, a site where I serve as a relationship adviser.
Not everyone will be single, of course, but usually, many singles also attend specially announced events.
If you don't meet anyone on the first couple times you volunteer, pick a new outlet for your energies and see that one works better.
Be honest about who you are, about how you will be perceived, and about the kind of person who would appreciate you. Don't use a long, involved list of requirements that will narrow your choices down to four people on the entire planet. You can go to boutique online dating sites that select for people who want relationships and are so motivated that they will pay premium prices to find them.
You probably know some of the more popular ones, but there are smaller, targeted sites you might not have known to try.