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There were “mixers” between Brown and Pembroke, as the women’s college was then called.Though I went to them, nothing significant resulted.Though perhaps shyer then, especially about introducing myself to strangers, I do recall meeting significant others on the NYC subway and in stores., which I didn’t much like for other reasons.
(Perhaps some of these people knew they weren’t what they claimed to be.) Also nearly all on Craig’s List were submitted by people more than half my current age.
Other Internet dating channels demanded so much money, often as much as fifty bucks per month, that they discouraged not only freeloaders but me.
I also recall meeting a matchmaker who treated me to drinks at a midtown hotel before requesting a thousand dollars—a cool grand—for her services.
Her problem was that her stable of women, by her own descriptions, didn’t include anyone I’d want to meet.
I remember noticing that women advertising in the claimed cultural sophistication, usually measured by listing artistic preferences and/or the wish to travel to exotic places (thus implicitly discouraging those unfamiliar with Picasso or Paris).