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Old 06-09-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Normally the older retired people will congregate at some place for breakfast or coffee in morning and in afternoon. Another is thru a hobby and the palace where those people tend to hangout. Really good place to meet new retire people and start a friendship. How about having a cookout and getting to know your neighbors better and possibly makes friends. Invite some of the people you meet at all these to dinner or to go out to say dinner.
Great points. A good untapped source for friends is often the neighbors, even if there is an age or background difference. The young guys next door invited us to one of their cookout parties and we went, it was fun (of course they invited us so we wouldn't complain about the noise ) as they are all our kids' ages. It was great to be around younger adults again instead of just old fogies who are into their set ways and opinions about people. They were curious about our gardens and backgrounds and we were about their jobs and their interests. The music was loud but we had plenty of that when the kids were home.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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I haven't read all of the posts but I just wanted to tell you...if you come to Sussex County, Delaware, you will fit right in. I'm more of the conservative type, and I don't fit in at all, I don't drink and prefer peace and quiet to noise or partying, and that is all that seem to hang out here at the Delaware beaches.

By the way...the reason you shouldn't avoid making single friends is this...you can introduce them to eachother!!! I've been single for 10 lonesome years and I can't even find a decent guy to date. I'm not alone in this, we singles NEED people like you to introduce us, especially those of us that are introverted and avoid crowds & parties.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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By the way...the reason you shouldn't avoid making single friends is this...you can introduce them to eachother!!! I've been single for 10 lonesome years and I can't even find a decent guy to date. I'm not alone in this, we singles NEED people like you to introduce us, especially those of us that are introverted and avoid crowds & parties.
Many introductions HAPPEN at crowds or parties. I'm not talking about ear-piercingly loud club dances, but community barbecues, fundraisers, etc. It's the casual introductions you're not getting by avoiding social gatherings. IMO, there's nothing worse than a "serious" introduction with an intention behind it. If I were one of the two being so introduced, I would be so self-conscious and mortified I'd run the other way.
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