In fact, talk to virtually any single woman over 40 in Southwest Florida and you’ll hear a similar story: multiple women for every man, unresponsive online matches, a shallow dating pool, and, of the relatively few dateable men around, poor manners and an understanding they are a hot commodity.
“They feel like they don’t really need to put any work in,” says Catherine Clarkson*, a 58-year-old divorcée who’s lived in Naples since 2010.
The man got a bit awkward but kept the date going, but the woman never left them.
“It turns out he had met—and slept with—this other woman the night before,” Schantz says.
Now they’re at a place in their lives where they recognize they need a man who can keep up with them—both emotionally and financially.
For some, if guys don’t have the wherewithal, there’s a serious hesitation to even bother. “Some of these men have split their fortunes—sometimes multiple times,” Simmons says with an understanding tone.
“Men don’t have to pursue women anymore because women are chasing them all over the place,” says Joanna Simmons*, a 60-year-old widow who moved to the area seven years ago from Michigan and bemoans the use of texting in the dating arena. But while the phrase “Beggars can’t be choosers” rolls off the tongue easily, the women of Southwest Florida are definitely not beggars. Worse yet, Naples is a very married town.” And there’s the rub. Browse thousands of Ft Myers gay personal ads - all completely free. Mingle2's gay Ft Myers personals are the free and easy way to find other Ft Myers gay singles looking for dates, boyfriends, sex, or friends. (But) I’ve been alone for a few years now and it seems harder than ever to meet a man. ” This may come as a shock, but being a single woman looking for love in Southwest Florida poses some challenges. “(Perhaps) my prince is riding his white horse somewhere else? “I’m thinking I’m either hard to match—wonderful as I am—or this is a geographically undesirable area for me,” says Eddy, who splits her time between homes in Fort Myers and the Panhandle.
“He said he came straight from fishing because he lost track of the time,” Clarkson says. Marla Ottenstein (pictured), owner of Professional Organizer Florida and the writer of the , met a man who appeared to check off every requirement on her list of wants.