Rather than give up and live three years of my life devoid of soul and the inner peace one gains when they sincerely feel like they're making a difference, I should have merely sought out a new cause.
Now I'm involved in multiple causes that I am emotionally invested in and I can say with complete certainty that the small successes I make with my various groups are the happiest moments of my life. It's about what I can do while I'm here to make even the slightest impact.
Most of the programs don't involve a ton of adult interaction however in my area we have a wait list program (little boys are in the program about 2 years before they find a man to be matched with and we have activities for them so they still benefit while they wait) Typically there are 5 - 10 adults with about 30 -50 kids with the breakdown being mostly little boys and adult women 20 - 40 or so...
we all go out to sporting games, kids camps, museums and have parties.
Volunteer at a Women's Crisis Center; it's guaranteed that you'll be surrounded by desperate women. People, or animals, or organizations that need help don't want some guy hanging around trying to get a date on their time.
Contrary to popular belief, it's not a bunch of crazy old women!! In the spring when I can tolerate being outside again, I want to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I worked in education dept first, then moved to great ape guide and great ape keeper assistant. Not only are you likely to provide better service this way and meet someone like-minded, but if you choose based solely on what you think is the best place to meet women and can't work up any enthusiasm for the job, any women there are likely to figure out what you're up to and be really turned off by it. You volunteer because you want to help a cause that means something to YOU.What you would enjoy.^^^ I know women volunteer everywhere, but I want to specifically meet women in my age range and with no children.I have volunteered before and been stuck with a bunch of 60 year old men or only with women who are married and have children.It's easier to meet women in person and there's not so much competition as there is on a dating site.This is absolutely a great way to meet like-minded people.