Rosemary T Posted October 12, 2008 Report Share Posted October 12, 2008 I would like so much to find a few people in my area (I live in Orlando; home of Mickey Mouse) that I could occasionally get together with. I just can't seem to find them. Orlando is not a small town so I wonder why? I looked up a group for widows but it seems full of young chicks on Harley's (ones that seem ready to move on) and I don't seem to have much in common with them. No men at all in the group which makes me uneasy because it seems like more of a "girl's night out" which is fine but because of the age of the women and their demeanor (at least on line) seems more about "partying" then an emotional connection or friendship based on a common experience (losing a husband or spouse).Then, I took Derek's advice and took a look at Christian Mingle and other "meeting new people sites) but they all seem to really be more of a dating site (and he said it was so I am not implying that this was misleading)which I just don't think I am ready for. The thought of romance makes my stomach churn. Isn't that a strange reaction? I am looking for mature people who are just looking for companionship from others who have been through the same thing. I don't want to be part of a "meat market" and I don't want the focus of the group to be dating or looking for a new partner. I also don't want just a social network where people may not understand my pain or why I react to things the way I do.I want to meet people who want to go to interesting museums or cultural events. Or maybe horseback riding or watching a live show. It could even be a fun game of cards. But I also want it to be folks who understand and accept that I might cry at a drop of a hat or can't talk about things at certain times without losing it. People who have not been through this would think I was a nut or that I am not fun to be around. Why aren't there groups out there (near me) like this? Or maybe there are and I am just not going about finding them correctly? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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