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 SASSYN89178
Joined: 2/19/2007
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I belong to a few groups on meetup.com. You can find all sorts of groups. In Vegas we have an singles over 40's group.
 Westlin
Joined: 1/3/2006
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Posted: 10/20/2009 6:35:11 PM
I live in a very small town. There are activities for kids up until about age 12, then nothing. Then there are activities for those 65 and over--one senior citizen center, has bingo, 5:00 pm dinners ($3.00 type), a few church singles (65 plus) groups. That's it. I volunteer but it's with a domestic violence task force--mostly women. Also, I don't get off work until after 5 pm so those senior citizen center dinners are out! LOL

I'm only 52--too young for pot holder making classes, too old for college-town bars/clubs. Otherwise, Wal-Mart is pretty popular on weekends, at least before 10:30 pm--after that, they lock all but one door and there's a deputy guarding that door--I mean, only bad criminal types are out after 10:oo pm on Saturday nights!!!! A date and I actually got run out of the parking lot of the local DQ at 9:30 Saturday night. Not exactly a dating mecca!
 kari135
Joined: 9/1/2009
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Posted: 10/20/2009 6:46:29 PM
Nothing here. Unless, just maybe, you go to one of the 'right' churches. I don't.
 TryAgan
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Posted: 10/20/2009 7:27:19 PM
There are alternatives to a bingo or pot holder classes.
Last night, I went to my local camera club meeting. Out of 120 people, at least one third of them were over 60. More men than women, though.

We had to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions on the form was INTERESTS. I was going to fill in "women", but the helpful fellow who assisted me in filling out the form, tactfully suggested that I could leave that field empty.
 kari135
Joined: 9/1/2009
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Posted: 10/20/2009 7:54:24 PM

There are alternatives to a bingo or pot holder classes.
Last night, I went to my local camera club meeting. Out of 120 people, at least one third of them were over 60. More men than women, though.


There is nothing like that here. The few possibilities are a couple of skanky bars with hardcore drinkers, and a mini casino. The bars close what I'd consider early, and I'm about 2 generations beyond the people I've seen through the windows and going through the doors. The casino closes early. I don't gamble, and the noise and flashing lights give me a headache. The very few restaurants tend to open at 4 AM fort he breakfast crowd, and close at 3 or 4 PM. No nightlife, no classes of any kind. There isn't even a pizza delivery place. You who all live in more urban areas or are still able to drive just don't get what it's like.
 Molly Maude
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Posted: 10/20/2009 8:10:41 PM
after I wrote my "upbeat" comment in May ... I haven't been able to participate in anything else where I met people even NEAR my age group ...

I've gone to one of those 2 seniors dances a couple of times and have met MAYBE three men NEAR my age ... ok, they were "only" 10-20 years older than I am! my Pomeranian has been too ill to meet up with the Pug group!

I DID go to my high school class reunion ... which was UNbelievably Great Fun! I wish they held them annually! Facebook has been fun, too ... catching up with a lot of folks from my past ...

"when in doubt, do the right thing!" now ... if I only knew what the "right" thing to do ... IS ... I'd do it!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 10/20/2009 10:55:00 PM
In my view of it: any place that *has* a Wal-Mart is NOT a small town. . . . I'm about an hour and a half from the nearest Wal-Mart, and it's in a different state, lol!

I say it again: bless the internets. . . .

 TryAgan
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Posted: 10/22/2009 3:01:11 PM
mirabelle- msg 63

I probably would have filled in the answer with "women". It might get you noticed!!!

I presume, you meant "photographing women". That could really open a can of worms. Next thing they will ask - what type of photography? I have such a feeling that they could take an exception to my telephoto and close-up lenses.
 kari135
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Posted: 10/22/2009 3:53:14 PM

any place that *has* a Wal-Mart is NOT a small town. . .


Hmm. There's one here, but it's known locally as 'the world's smallest' and it is small. It's like comparing Costco with a 7-11 or a Qwik Stop. A bit of this, a bit of that. One of some things, none of most things. But it is open 24/7. But with the exception of the pharnacy (which is not open 24/7), there's more choice at the local Dollar Store.
 Molly Maude
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Posted: 10/24/2009 11:46:39 AM
about 1990 or so, there were many active "Adapt" groups in California ... (divorce adjustment group) ...

and THAT group was fun ... we'd have a meeting where we'd discuss whatever book we were studying ... then break out into separate study groups ... then go out to dinner, coffee, dessert ... whatever ... we had parties at least monthly, sometimes more often ... periodically, we'd meet with one or more of the other Adapt groups, sometimes at retreats in the mountains ... the club I went to joined another Adapt group and we all went dancing at least once a week, sometimes more often ... very social group ...

it was very useful for those early stages of separation from a marriage you'd THOT would last forever and you're at lost places and don't know what to do, how to act, where to turn, etc. it provided healthy sounding boards so we wouldn't drive our families and friends nuts, listing to all of our whining and complaining about the ex and how angry, sad or whatever, we were!

fortunately, I "adapted" and moved on ... as did most of the members ... I think "Adapt" sadly did not survive the 90s!
 cotter
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Posted: 10/24/2009 12:18:47 PM


Columbus has a singles square dance club ... which is mostly older singles at this point ... not too many young people there. We have a lot of fun. Tomorrow one of the members is throwing a wiener roast at her house and some of us are going to be taking our musical instruments with us (guitars, banjo, karaoke discs) and we'll be putting on some entertainment for our fellow dancers.

There's also a club that sponsors regular dances for the older crowd and then of course there are a few swing dance clubs too. I've been to all of them and there are primarily older folks there although we get folks in their late 20's or early 30's as well.

For me, most of the places I go to sing at are also well attended by the older crowd, but there are enough of the younger crowd there that it makes for a diverse display of music being sung.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/6/2011 3:00:07 PM
...Just attended a "Mardi Gras" last night hosted by "In Pursuit of Happiness" a single group for singles over 45 through meetup.com. Meetup is international...see what's in your city.


...mae
 Rythmn
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Posted: 3/7/2011 2:35:30 AM
they do, but i never really identified with purely senior centers. most of my close friends were always a good 20 years younger and only recently am i finding women my "age". i found a woman in her late 60's as a friend, but she dates men way way younger and indeed is our oldest in the group. my man friend is six years younger.

here we have many venues and many groups, but the best place to start is meetup dot com. you can join existing groups or start your own. we go by interests more so than age. most of the people in our groups range from 40 and up. majority in their 50's, but some younger ones starting to join in because they are tired of the drinking/pot scene at the university and like our activities--thus, we are kind of like "family".

the older men mid sixties and up, seem to join hiking groups more so than social or dancing groups. some of them also join film and classical music groups. my guy, 56 (I'm 62) does not do much dancing short of country-- but has made an exception for me, as it is my total passion and lifesaver to dance kind of funky style. My older female friend is a swing dancer, so I guess it all depends on your emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical energy levels. i cannot hike as i have lymes, but i can dance. just sit down more than i used to do with mini rests, in between dances :)
 Pllantom
Joined: 3/1/2010
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Posted: 6/26/2011 3:45:17 PM
Dear pinkpout:

Look this up in your city: meetup.com. It is a WORLD WIDE free to join website.
Whether you want to meet someone with similar likes such as bicycling, hiking, kayaking, board or video games, yoga, knitting or like me- dinner, dancing, listening to a band..
My friends turn up "already made plans for the weekend" or not wanting to go out so I wanted to find people like minded so I could have someplace to meet and enjoy a night out. My meetup groups do wine tastings, meet at different places for dinner, meet at the Sand Gnats (local) baseball game. Something different every time. No demands to attend every event- always welcome whenever you wish to attend. Casual, laid back, no pressure. Ahhh!
 Vannili
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Posted: 6/26/2011 9:18:34 PM
Here in Nevada, the older singles guys are in Senior Citizen Center the whole day, from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. they are only enterested on food, and listening to their own voice of complain ,they even complain why I am laughing ,what am I happy for??????? working as a volunteer, around them makes me depress so I quit......... I change my preference on liking older men, now I like younger guys they are more fun and nice...

Pardon me, I am going to the Football game............................................
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