Many older divorced or widowed men and women are in the same boat. You're probably not desperate enough to stalk your neighbors, or to go looking for friends with benefits in all the wrong places (bars come to mind).
They feel protective of their privacy and peace of mind, but they haven't become eunuchs or hermits. But offered a chance to reconnect with someone from your past — dinner with your high school steady, for example — you might just surprise yourself by winding up in bed.
Or is it something more mundane, like rising rents?
After all, these are places that sell alcohol where you can go to meet people you’re possible going to want to have sex with – how can this not be a successful business model?
While we’ve been basing our approach on “has a nice smile” or “isn’t a horrible racist”, could personality questionnaires, DNA tests and brain scans provide a more sensible and sure-fire way of finding a perfect match?
takes a look at one of American LGTBIQ culture's bigger mysteries: why are lesbian bars struggling to survive?
And if one of those things you’re interested in doing might be hooking up with a local or two, then this French series is definitely the show for you.
Setting a couple the challenge to undress each other in 30 minutes doesn’t sound like much of a challenge.
But if it’s the first time they’ve ever met, well, now you’ve got yourself a television series.
Is it a simple matter of opposites attract or is it a rejection of their own culture and heritage?
And digging deeper, what role do racial stereotypes play in our sexual desires, and does it really matter if they do have an impact on what turns us on?