Sunday Sound-off: Are there enough single men in this city?
Some people speculate that Milwaukeeans get hitched at a younger age than people do in larger cities, making it difficult for unmarried 30- or 40-somethings to find a partner.
Recently, three friends who were frustrated with the lack of unmarried men in their age group turned to the Internet. All three found the guy they were looking for through various matchmaking sites, but in all three cases, he lived in another city.
What's the deal? Is there a lack of available, appealing men in this city? Sound-off, Milwaukee!
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if picked, we'll post your response next Sunday. Only submissions that include your full name and where you live will be considered.
Last week's question: Should Red Arrow Park open for ice skating before freezing temperatures occur?
I'm lucky if I make it to the rink once, so I couldn't personally care less.
It would be nice to have the option of ice skating in the fall and even the spring. Mayfair used to have an indoor rink and it was nice. The Pettit Center rink it just too big and impersonal.
I don't think it matters. Wisconsin is filled with people who hate winter and don't seem to get out much in the cold weather, myself included.
I'll be moving to MKE this weekend. Where are the best places to meet simgles? (37 - Divorced/M)
Hello ladies - I'm 31 and single! I'm broke and unemployed with a high-school education and no prospects, and I live at home. I'm out of shape and could stand to lose 20-30 lbs. I need a haircut. I sleep 12 hours a day. I used to be addicted to strip clubs and renting/purchasing pornographic movies, now I relegate myself to daily viewings of internet pornography (it's free). I also enjoy video games, watching television, illegally downloading music off the internet, and fast food. I don't want children, I'm a selfish lover, I don't listen, and I will never change. And to cap things off I have unrealistically high standards. But HEY!, I'm a GREAT catch! Women these days are just too damn picky.
Perhaps those unmarried 30 and 40-year olds are unmarried for a reason? Honestly, I'm sick of all the whining that goes on about "I can't meet a nice guy/girl". The problem is not a lack of available people of the opposite sex. The problem is your approach. Give up the bar scene...it doesn't work unless you're simply looking for a go-nowhere, one-night hookup. Get active: join a social group, volunteer at the Humane Society, put yourself in situations to meet people WITHOUT the pressure of trying to set up a date. You'll be amazed at the success rate.
Maybe your friends are setting their expectations too high? Maybe they aren't as good of a catch as they think they are and that's why they are single in their thirties? It's been my experience that people a spin on it like "I was concentrating on my career in my twenties." Well that's probably when they looked their best and fifteen years later, hum. Don't be so picky by expecting love at first sight.
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