Looking for a man

  1. Got your attention - good!

    My dear friend was widowed about 2 years ago and is past the grief enough to sort out that she misses not only her husband specifically, but companionship in general.

    Where does a lovely 50-something lady go to meet a like-minded gentleman?

    She's not a churchgoer, so no luck there. Any thoughts on the online services - match.com, eharmony and the like? Other general suggestions for women in this situation?

    35,000 heads think better than one! Hoping you all will have some brilliant suggestions!
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   jkaee
    I think that that eHarmony online thing sounds good....I'm trying to get my sister to check it out?

    That's what I would do if I were single. I'm not a bar/club type, so I guess the online thing would be a good starting point.

    Just my 2 cents!

    Wishing she finds companionship and happiness!

  4. by   CCU NRS
    Bowling alley, hey I bet there are a few good widowers out there bowling, it is pretty innocent passtime and it would mean he is in reasonably good shape you don't have to be a body builder but at least he is not a couch potato. Not too competitive so he probably is not a competition freak. yep I say bowling, tell her to join a mixed doubles league or just to go and hang out there some if she has daytime they have daytime leagues too but they have evening leagues too.

    good luck
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    eHarmony seems like a good place to start. I notice in this area there's quite a few of "50 and older" singles parties that aren't religion-related.

    (Someone finds out where to find a good 20-30 something man, let me know. Apparently they are few and far between. )
  6. by   lucianne
    Classes, especially ones offered at Universities for "seniors," book discussion groups held at libraries or bookstores (although these tend to be predominantly women, I think), civic organizations, volunteer groups...oh nevermind, all these are mostly made up of women (unless she joins the Lions Club, some of them take women).
  7. by   renerian
    She might meet someone in the course of volunteering. Just a thought.

  8. by   Blackcat99
    Check out the laundromats early on Sat. Mornings. I see a bunch of older men doing their laundry at that time.
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    The golf course.
  10. by   Ted
    1) Take college courses of interest.

    2) Join clubs/organizations in the community.

    (Last but not least) 3) Golf!
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Thanks for all your great suggestions! I'll keep you posted.