In some ways, he’s Ryan’s opposite: Formerly married, now divorced, he’s been single for 20 years.
For the past 7, he’s been organizing events for singles.
The Savvy Singles Guide to Connecticut Courtesy of the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford I eagerly accepted the assignment to write this “insider’s guide” to being single in Connecticut.
I figured I’d solicit tips from my friends and colleagues, ask for input via Twitter and Facebook, and my story would practically write itself. For a pathetic moment, I wondered whether that’s in a nutshell what single life is all about.
But working your way through the one-on-one dates generated through such sites can be exhausting, intense and not always productive.
As an alternative, many singles turn to Meetup.com, an online service that that helps groups of people get together to enjoy activities in which they share an interest.
When I became more resourceful and less passive in my search, I found all kinds of places to go, people to meet, things to do.
Lesson learned: Single or not, when you’re looking to connect with other people, you can’t just sit back and wait for someone to contact you. census, 28.5 percent of females over age 15 in Connecticut and 34.2 percent of males over 15 have never been married; another 11.4 percent of women and 8.5 percent of men are listed as divorced.
Testimonial comments on his site note that he’s skilled at making sure people are greeted upon arriving at an event and introducing them to other attendees. “I’m great at it.”His events, which range from bowling outings to riverboat cruises, can attract hundreds.
And he’s adamant that his gatherings stay singles-only affairs.