Singles looking to mingle more
A SINGLE Myrtleford woman is hoping to get unattached people out and about and socialising more.
After too many days sitting at home on her own Sheryl Jorgensen has recently started a singles friendship group for men and women in the Ovens Valley.
The aim of the group is to provide an opportunity for single, unmarried and unattached over 50 year olds to meet up on a regular basis at alternating venues for dinner, coffee, a barbecue or a few drinks.
Ms Jorgensen has lived in Myrtleford for four years but is often on the road, travelling back and forth to Geelong because of a sick granddaughter, something she says has made it difficult to meet people.
“I’m trying to drag people out of their house and their four walls,” she said.
“I’m usually the one hiding everywhere; this is very brave of me to do this.”
Ms Jorgensen hopes her courage to step outside her comfort zone will inspire other locals in a similar position to her, to do the same thing.
“Men maybe aren’t as brave as women to come out and do things like this but I’m hoping they will,” she said.
“I know there’s a lot of single women my age plus in Myrtleford.”
Ms Jorgensen said the group is not solely for prospective relationships but instead just to get people out socialising and enjoying each other’s company.
“But if something happens, it happens,” she said.
“I just want more people to have the opportunity for some excitement in their life.”
The plan is for meetings to be held every fortnight.
“If two people meet and connect we want them to be able to see each other again,” she explained.
“A lot of people my age aren’t as bold; they might really connect with someone but then go back and hide at home.
“We want these people seeing each other every couple of weeks not just once a month or so.”
The group’s next meeting will be at the River Deck Café in Bright on Saturday, March 17 at 3.30pm.
For more information call Sherryl on 5755 1752.