Our group provides a safe environment for confidential discussions, presentations, discussion-based workshops and potluck social events.
We range in age from the early thirties to the mid-seventies.
What people want in their 50s, 60s and beyond is often very different from what they wanted in their 30s and 40s, let alone their 20s.
In the old days single people were looked upon as outcasts of society... Start conversations with interested singles, and connect beyond the internet with potential matches.- They honor the freedom, wisdom and appreciation for life that only comes with time.
Black People - This site is specifically designed to help African American singles navigate the difficult world of dating.
Enjoy a comfortable and accepting environment to seek out other big, beautiful singles for love, relationships, friendship and dates.
Portland’s metropolitan area has become known for a unique, some may say charmingly odd, culture."Keep Portland Weird" is a popular slogan which appears frequently on bumper stickers, signs and public buildings.I just thought, 'Wow, he's so sweet.'"—Sarah Mirk, author of Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules "Some of my most interesting dating memories are from when my spouse and I were fairly new to polyamory. I picked up said date downtown at the federal prison—still in prison uniform—and then proceeded to take him to a family reunion campout for the weekend until he could be dropped off at the treatment center on Monday morning at 8 am.We went on a date with a triad (three people in a polyamorous relationship together), and it went so well that we continued to date them for a few months. I run into the grocery store and tell customer service. I still have a copy of his file from court with all the charges and evidence and photos, just to remind myself of said fucked date."—Anonymous "We met at a bar and I immediately realized I wasn't into you.But reading these stories did give us a joyous taste of schadenfreude, an undoing of the fantasy-filled tropes of romantic comedy. He told me he was still hungover from an OKC date he had the night before. I mean, I probably have HPV, but I dunno, men can't get tested for that shit.' "He paid for my drinks and I ordered him a Lyft home from his phone." —Jo Ann Schinderle, dating podcast co-host "I met my former boyfriend Carl on Valentine's Day, and we went to a bicycle battle royale where someone started a food fight. Conversation is flowing, she's laughing, I'm charming. The downside of a communal dining restaurant is that you have no privacy, making awkward situations worse. We had several dates and one night he ended up staying over, and we cuddled by the fire. Two weeks later I get a mysterious phone call asking me lots of questions about myself, as well as confirming information. I was then informed it was the lawyer of said disappearing date, and that disappearing date had been in a halfway house and didn't make curfew, and as a result had been sent back to federal prison.When I asked if he wore condoms, he said aggressively, 'What? I got hit in the face with a slice of moldy pizza from a dumpster, and he helped me clean the grease off my face. But then they're like, 'I totally care about you, I just need to fuck other people, and you're not invited.'"—Anonymous "Okay, so I've never had good luck in love. One day in '08 (pre-app era), I tried internet dating. Then, before the entrée shows up, guess who walks in the front door? No, you can't make this stuff up, and no, it's not what you think. He didn't fight me, or even acknowledge my presence. The next morning, I dropped him at home and he said he would call me later. I was then told that disappearing date had stated I was the only person he knew in the area that he could remain sober around, and as a result could he be remanded to my custody until said date could be deposited in a drug treatment center on Monday due to parole violation.A FEW WEEKS AGO, the Mercury published a collection of advice and observations from some of Portland's most experienced and hilarious dating experts—a smorgasbord of dating questions asked, and answered ["Dating State of the Union," Feature, April 6].