Plus, since I work mostly with over-50 clients, they tell me they don't know where to go to cross paths with nice, stable, commitment-type single men in that age group.
My job as a dating coach is to guide them to places where such men might be.
I tell clients there are 3 places to meet the type of men they seek:
1) Singles groups/activities
2) Online dating sites
3) Hobby organizations/clubs/classes
An e-book I recently came across delves deeper into this topic and gives single women some great suggestions. The book is How to Find a Quality Guy Without Going on 200 Dates by Marni Battista, CEO of Dating With Dignity (www.datingwithdignity.com). In it, Battista outlines 33 ways to find "handsome, successful, relationship-ready men" and breaks the list into 4 categories:
1) Ambitious men
2) Sensitive/spiritual/self-aware men
3) Adventurous men
4) International men & men who love to travel
Here are some of the ideas Battista offers for finding each type of quality guy:
Ambitious - Real estate seminars, country clubs, sailing clubs, charity events, upscale steak houses, entrepreneur associations
Sensitive/spiritual/self-aware - Personal development seminars, yoga retreats, Amnesty International events, art classes, art openings & galleries, musical performances, university on-campus lectures or performances, bookstores, author signings, poetry readings
Adventurous - Motorcycle lessons, scooter rental locations, rock climbing lessons/gyms, adventure trips, cycling trips, hiking clubs, triathlon clubs, camping groups, skydiving schools
International/love to travel - Brazilian wine-tasting event, salsa dancing, monthly meeting at a local embassy, Meetup groups for people of a certain origin, foreign language classes
I highly recommend trying any or all of these possibilities. If you need more ideas for local places in the Delaware Valley of PA & NJ, let me know. I have a list of places where singles mingle and can steer you to activities and clubs in this area where these 4 types of men would be. Don't hesitate to reach out...I'd love to help!