After divorcing in 2007, White left Naples, Fla.—one of the most popular retirement communities in the Sunshine State and a good spot to meet single, older women—and moved back to Delaware to be closer to his grown daughters. Their pictures are 20 years old.” He joined a couple of local groups as a way of meeting new people.
He admits it wasn’t the best decision for his dating life. He’s now a co-organizer for Delaware Single Boomers and regularly hosts small gatherings for singles at his house.
Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until he failed to return her calls over the next few days. No uncomfortable meeting to exchange personal belongings. (Yes, technology has even made breaking up easier.) When Woellmer was finally able to confront her former love interest on what happened, he blamed his disappearance on his ongoing struggle with depression—but somehow while he was feeling down in the dumps, he’d managed to come up with the energy to update his online dating profile and photos. She’s back out on the singles market, still optimistic that one day she’ll find a love connection.
We’re giving them the ability to walk into a room and know that the majority of people there are single. It’s just a given.” But as any long-single person knows, one can go to all the right parties and still end up alone. In Delaware, it’s easy to get a date, says Pleiman, but “if you like well-educated, classy men [or women], they are pretty challenging to find.” At many singles events, women usually outnumber men, making the search for love particularly challenging for females.
“The majority of people want to have a lifetime companion,” says Brenda Kriegel, a licensed clinical social worker with a solo counseling practice in Rehoboth Beach.
Just going out to a bar to hit on women doesn’t work when you’re 66.”Older Delaware singles often travel to Pennsylvania and New Jersey to find more singles-friendly venues.
One favorite is the Professional and Business Singles Network.
Find an activity partner, new friends, a cool date or a soulmate, for a casual or long term relationship.