Here and elsewhere, a large part of that group are battling stigmas of being single at the same time of battling stigmas of age.
These 50-, 60- and 70-year-olds are often people who want to make the most out of life. And they want opportunities outside of church and family. He ditched the corporate life to ride his bike, spend time with his daughter and grandchild and start a photography business. Soon, Werner and a group of friends started e-mailing each other about the Cape Fear area's outdoor and cultural activities."We'd let each other know if we wanted to see a movie or go to a new restaurant. "It grew from six people to 16 to 36."Eventually, they moved the group to
It also has a strict screening process to make sure its members are single.
Kathleen Abbott is the current president and a long-time member.
She eventually got out, and started meeting people. And pop culture has turned its attention from 20- and 30-somethings looking for love to focus instead on characters who have had careers, children and divorces – shows such as "Cougar Town" and this summer's sleeper hit "Hot in Cleveland" which stars Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White.