From that experience, you would make an easier transition to dating.
Meet at a Volunteer Gig If you're looking for someone with a big heart, go to a place where big-hearted people go: Volunteer at a children's hospital, an environmental cleanup, a Habitat for Humanity build, or a political campaign.
Whatever your passion, or whatever your requirements, there is a site that caters to your preferences.
Everywhere, people hold events that draw older singles.
In some cities, clubs for singles do a variety of outings—ranging from a night at the opera to sports competitions.
I spoke at one of these clubs last year, and most of the people who attended were 40 .
I don't understand why more mature men do not take advantage of spas; they're fabulous opportunities for singles.
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.
You're doing good works; it's fine if you do them in a few new places to meet a few new faces. But like anything, if you work hard at it, you will succeed.
Meet on Organized Trips Many college or university alumni trips that happen when families can't come—after the school year starts, during winter and spring (but not the summer)—are popular with older singles. You May Also Like: Single and Mingle online community group.
These give you opportunities to meet people who share your interests.
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.
Sailing clubs usually have more male than female members, and after races, they often hold informal dinners where people mix and swap stories.