I'm a newly separated man, 60-plus, divorce in progress after almost 15 years of marriage, returning to the city of Málaga, and looking for ways to meet mature women, but I'd prefer not to use dating agencies.
Is there anyone who's been in my situation who can give me some tips? I've made my own list of ideas, and have come up with more than 30 possible ways to meet people, which I'll be happy to share with anyone who's interested, but maybe there's something blindingly obvious that I haven't thought of.
Although I first came to Spain 20 years ago, and have owned a property here since 1998, I've been away for five years (not in England – I haven't lived there since 1991). So I've lost touch with people in Spain, or they've moved away, or they were my wife's friends.
My Spanish is fluent, I'm outgoing, and I know from two previous divorces that the most important thing when you're separated and living alone is to go out even when you don't feel like it, instead of sitting at home moping.
I'm not looking for long-term commitment at present, but I enjoy the company of women, and, yes, sex too, so I hope to have a sexual relationship before too long.
Also, I'd like to make male friends, both Spanish- and English-speaking, for outings together in search of women.