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Where are the men?

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Elegran Wed 18-Nov-15 20:59:37

Get up an all-female pub quiz team and take on the blokes? And beat 'em!

Ana Wed 18-Nov-15 20:31:21

You don't have to drink alcohol to go to pubs, BTW!

petra Wed 18-Nov-15 20:21:39

You will always find groups of men of mixed ages at quiz nights. What is the music scene where you live? Do you have many pubs that do open mic nights? they attract a very mixed age group. This is assuming you drink.
Any small clubs that feature local bands, they have a following of older men.
I can only give you ideas from where I live, in Southend.
Aim a bit higher than working in a garage, or anything to do with industrial areas. Lol.

soontobe Wed 18-Nov-15 17:59:07

I always suggest working in a garage! Men of all ages have to get petrol!

Plus I have noticed that industrial estates up and down the country have a lot of men, plus some women, working in them.
Though how that is going to help you, I am not sure!

gettingonabit Wed 18-Nov-15 17:50:29

I'm unexpectedly "free" too OP and I'm dreading getting back on that horse! I've heard of some people who've found partners whilst online dating but I think the successes are few and far between.

Have you been reading the "Stella Grey" column in the Saturday Guardian? I spent last weekend going through the back catalogue of entries and it's seriously depressing stuff...

LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 18-Nov-15 16:53:53

Hello whatnot - we're just going to shift this thread over to the relationships topic, so it's in the right place. It'll still appear in the 'active' list as long as other users are adding posts though smile

gillybob Wed 18-Nov-15 15:26:35

My sister has been playing the dating game for so long she was virtually at the point of giving up (she has just recently met someone but the jury is still out) however there is one thing that is apparent these days and that is that men in general don't seem to want women of the same (or even similar) age. It would appear that the average 50 year old single male is looking for a 30 year old woman !

kittylester Wed 18-Nov-15 14:03:52

Why is this under News and Politics. I was expecting a totally different thread. grin

kittylester Wed 18-Nov-15 14:03:03

Fitness as in physical fitness or as in 'cor, he's fit?' Both probably!

whatnot Wed 18-Nov-15 13:53:17

Elegran - you may have alighted on the perfect new business opportunity wink

soontobe - I can't say I'm too fussy about age. Fitness is important to me though. I suppose roughly around my own age - 62.

Elegran Wed 18-Nov-15 11:06:18

Enroll in a home or car maintenance course? - with the intention of doing your own repairs, of course grin. Start up a course yourself on "Cooking for men left on their own"?

There is a saying for young men who want to get rich that goes "Doant thee marry for money, but go where money is" I'd say don't go deliberately looking for suitable men (off-putting for men who don't want to get caught), but definitely go where men go and be seen as a nice unattached woman. Then survey what is available and take your pick.

soontobe Wed 18-Nov-15 10:42:57

Are you talking about those in their 40s or those in their 70s?

soontobe Wed 18-Nov-15 10:42:21

I think we would need to know roughly what age of men you would like to meet?

whatnot Wed 18-Nov-15 10:36:06

I've been divorced for 2 years now and I think I'm ready to start dating again - though my kids will probably feel differently! I've joined a local walking group but it's 80% female. I've made one or two female friends which is lovely and I'm very grateful for but where do the men hang out? How do I get to meet people in a platonic, no-pressure environment? I'd prefer not to go the dating site route if at all possible.