That’s on top of many residents’ odd work schedules, neighborhood conveniences that can prevent people from crossing paths and the community’s overall transiency.
“There are so many good people out there, they’re just not meeting,” said Mickie Choi, a dealer at the Cosmopolitan who organizes the “Single & Fabulous in Las Vegas” Meetup group.
“Nowadays, it just doesn’t happen that way.” Peña has several theories about why, particularly here. Sixty-year-olds want to date people half their age.
First and foremost: locals’ impossibly high standards. Such desires aren’t unique to Las Vegans, but Peña said people seem to be more honest about it here, perhaps because of the perceived accessibility to good-looking people. After all, the Strip runs on hospitality, so it’s many workers’ job to make people feel important.
Called Project Duo, their company pairs eligible bachelors — many of whom are successful members of the community and pay thousands of dollars to join — with women seeking a relationship.