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London is absolutely teeming with eligible sexy guys and single hot ladies who all want to meet similar hot men and sexy women, but bumping into them in a bar, pub or restaurant in London is never quite as easy as it sounds.
Ms Manderino, an artist who had previously been married to a man seven years her junior, attended the Singles Travel Company's annual Cougar Cruise in 2010 - and after meeting a man on-board, she later received a marriage proposal.according to the company's director, Ann Thomas, the most recent cruise garnered about 30 men and 25 women), Ms Manderino said: 'The guy I ended up meeting, I was saying to him, "Wow, it's so great to have a safe place where you can really express yourself, because you hear all this hype about...older women being desperate.
While a normal vacation cruise will most likely skew female, the Cougar Cruise continues to draw more men than women, said Rich Gosse, who runs Cougar and whose group The Society of Single Professionals sponsors the Cougar Cruise.
Once registered, you'll be free to explore the activities on offer throughout the venue, games, dancing, wine tasting, there's always lots on offer.
Get stuck into whatever takes your fancy, you're free to participate and wander between activities to meet more people.
'I identified with the daughter because she had choices. The dynamics change a little bit, and these are older women who are probably more secure and more confident, but also maybe more desperate,' she said, adding that 'wasn’t [her] kind of cruise.''I don’t really drink and I wasn’t interested in jumping in the sack with a drunk guy,' she said.