It can be tough for a mature man to find a like-minded woman. If you're past the club and bar scene, you'll need to look for mature women to date in places that are easy to navigate and nonthreatening. Some of the best places to meet mature women often have nothing to do with dating.
In the Workplace
Go to your company's annual picnic or holiday party to meet coworkers from other departments or ask to be a guest at a friend's company social event to meet an entirely new set of people. Join professional organizations or a union and attend meetings regularly. Volunteer to scope out seminars and training conferences for your company. On your coffee break, leave your department and go for a stroll on the floors above or below you. You could also organize after-work drinks with coworkers and encourage them to invite friends.
On the Internet
Many women turn to online dating services because they are too busy with their careers and hobbies to meet potential dates. To meet them, set up a profile and set your search parameters to include only highly educated or career-minded women. If you have a hobby you're passionate about, find relevant websites with message boards to chat with like-minded ladies. Tell your friends about your mission to meet mature women and ask them to look through their online social networks to uncover possible matches.
Church and Civic Organizations
Find a church you like, get to know some people and let it slip that you're on the market. Chances are, someone will try to play matchmaker right away. If your potential match attends the same church, you get the added benefit of getting to know her in a comfortable environment before deciding if you want to date her. Civic organizations attract community-oriented and disciplined people. They hold regular meetings and often sponsor community projects, such as local election campaigns, giving you the chance to meet plenty of new people on a regular basis.
Sports and Vounteer Work
Go to your local recreation department and join a coed softball or flag football team. Steer toward adult or even senior leagues and you'll get to meet not only your new teammates, but also an entire league of opponents. Donate some of your weekend time to a cause you support. Work at a soup kitchen, help collect clothes for the homeless or lend your carpentry skills to building new homes for people who have lost theirs. You may meet equally service-minded women while doing good in a non-dating environment.
Out and About
Go where your ideal lady is likely to go. She may browse the travel section of a bookstore, cheer for the local high school football team on Friday night or type on her laptop at a coffee shop. Go wherever she might be and keep your eyes open. Strike up conversations with store clerks, women waiting in line and fellow shoppers. Be open and ready for meeting Ms. Right any time, anywhere.
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