One of the biggest issues with mature single women is the lack of older single men to date. My answer: "There is no place in the United States that I'm aware of—where older men and women mingle in relatively equal numbers to meet members of the opposite sex." (If there were such a place, it'd be so packed, people wouldn't be able to get in the door.) Some women are discouraged because there is no easy way to meet men. Natalie, early 50s, Dana Point, California, says, "There aren't many places here for singles aged 50-60 to go." And it's not just in Dana Point or California, single men are lacking throughout the United States.She says there aren't many single men in her age range there. It doesn't have to be an activity where men are present nor does it have to be a "singles function." In fact, the ratio of single women to single men at "singles functions" is usually unfavorable for women.
The site looked at ratios of unmarried men and women in each city, the per-capita numbers of likely places one might meet a mate (like bars and gyms), the Walk Score of each area, plus the unemployment rates and average "cheap date" costs to determine the most heterosexual singles-friendly locales.Becky, Philadelphia, met a man on an Internet dating site and agreed to meet him at a popular Philadelphia pub. But, because she had been willing to risk meeting someone new, she ended up meeting a potential mate. During an intermission, the lead guitarist circulated among the audience, handing out his card, and invited people to his next gig. He knew my values before we even went out on our first date," said Becky.Becky and the guitarist started e-mailing and did so as friends-only for months, while both dated other people. "I usually can tell within two dates if a new relationship is going anywhere and we've made it past that ‘two-date deadline.'" Betty, 73, formerly of California, moved to Idaho.To meet them requires an effort many are unwilling to make.And even if they make the effort, there is no guarantee of success, although their chances of meeting a potential mate will increase. They need to meet new people, which means they must get out of the house and get active.