Sailing clubs usually have more male than female members, and after races, they often hold informal dinners where people mix and swap stories.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.