I can honestly say that due to Stitch, I now have four close friends in my area. Overall, the quality of people you meet is amazing and the ability to get so much more out of a social site is beyond compare. I have tried meeting guys on other sites and often found scammers in the process.
On the dating sites, you are forced to make a judgement about an individual and either give it a go or dismiss them and move on.
With Stitch, I feel like I can get to know someone well enough over a period of time that I might be willing to travel to meet someone.
I have met some very nice ladies and communicate with a number if other people from all over the place. Stitch is a different type of site and fits the needs of people over 50.
Many at this age are not necessarily looking for "hookups" but more for companions and people to talk with about common issues of the age group.
What I have enjoyed the most is meeting people in the discussion forums.
I am looking at this as a long term endeavor and I am willing to invest the time to get to know people in depth.
It is true that the community is just building and there are not always a ton of people in every area..remember, it just takes one. I originally was using it to meet someone to date, but have since decided it was a venue for so much more.
I have been to numerous stitch events; from wine tasting in Napa, to dancing on the beach at the Capitola Begonia Festival, attending the Dicken's Christmas Faire with new friends, and we recently decided to enjoy dinner and dancing together every second Saturday of each month.
Other fun topics such as whether to leave the toilet seat up or down, whether to wear cologne or not, how is sex different over 50, keep the participants in "stitches".
In addition, it is a way to make global friends, particularly for those who like to travel.
Stitch is particularly good for 50 men because the ratio appears to be about 5 women for every 1 man.