I get questions all the time from readers, both single men and single women, asking what singles life is really like in The Villages.
Most are concerned that the majority of their neighbors and the people they meet will be married and that they’ll feel isolated and lonely.
Others are concerned about the common misconception that most of the people who are single in The Villages are sleeping around and are just looking for a “hook-up.
If you are single and considering The Villages too, I hope this article will help allay your concerns surrounding the questions above.
Will I Be Lonely?
The number one concern I hear is “Will I be lonely?”.
There are lots of singles in The Villages, both male and female. As long as you don’t lock yourself up in your house and live like a hermit, I think that in due time you’ll find “your group” and I don’t think you’ll feel isolated at all.
When you think about it, with a population of over 130,000 people, statistically speaking there’s bound to be a lot of other single people.
Fortunately, there are several groups making the process of connecting with other Villages singles so much easier.
Some of them are geared towards singles actively looking for love, and some are geared more towards singles just looking for other singles to hang out and have fun with, so you’ll want to check them all out and see which one might be the right fit for you.
The Villages Singles Clubs
One of the fastest growing singles groups in The Villages is called Single in The Villages.
From the group’s description on their Facebook page:
We are a Villagers group where all the members can participate and make events, communicate with each other via messenger or post. Making events and going to them is easy. You must be a villages resident and single to join. Hope to see you soon.
Rusty Nelson recently did a fantastic interview with the groups founder and another member:
Here are a few other clubs that help bring singles in The Villages together:
(If you know of others leave a comment below and I’ll add to the list)
Is the “singles scene” in The Villages as bad as some news outlets depict?
Of course not.
The media takes the sensational stuff you hear about like the “sex on the square” incident and the “black market for viagra” comment from the book “Leisureville” and make the most of it.
Most media outlets are advertising driven. The more eyeballs they get, the more money they make.
And as the saying goes, sex sells.
But, if you come to The Villages looking for that sort of thing, I think you’ll be sorely disappointed.
For every “scandalous” story you hear about what its like, there are countless stories like this one that you don’t hear about: Couple who met in Sumter Singles, marry under Live Oak tree
Here’s a great video from the Travel Channel which is a more accurate depiction of the types of things singles in The Villages are likely doing with each other.
I hope this article gives you a better idea of what single life in The Villages is really like, but if you still have questions, leave them in the comments below.