From using online sites to being fixed up by friends to even hiring a professional matchmaker, Eddy has gone above and beyond to find what she’s looking for—to no avail. Having been widowed more than 10 years ago, Eddy has begun to be proactive in looking for a significant other.Members can start or find groups in their area that match their interests – from politics or the arts, to urban adventures, crafting and writing.There are even groups for seniors, but it turns out that one of Meetup’s strengths is its easy intergenerational mix.It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.
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I don’t feel brave, just desperate to escape the cold. I didn’t want to spend three months trying to start conversations with strangers at the beach or in bars (OK, if I could find a bar where the 65 guys hung out I might just try it).
Luckily, being an Internet junkie, I knew I had an ace in the hole:
“They don’t call when they say they will, they don’t plan ahead when you actually do get a date, and they don’t seem to own a real shirt anymore.
Apparently you move to Florida and all you can have in your closet is T-shirts and polos.” She actually had one suitor show up to their first date 20 minutes late wearing a filthy Hooter’s shirt. ” Things could have been worse: He could have seemed perfect from the start.
(But) I’ve been alone for a few years now and it seems harder than ever to meet a man. ” This may come as a shock, but being a single woman looking for love in Southwest Florida poses some challenges. “(Perhaps) my prince is riding his white horse somewhere else?