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"Broad Ripple is the place to go when you're single," said Suzanne Wolf, 28.
"Carmel is where you go when you're ready to settle down with somebody." Wolf said she moved to Carmel from Indianapolis right before her wedding about a year and a half ago.
When Dating named Carmel among the "15 Best Small Cities for Singles" earlier this year, I was more than a little skeptical. 11, according to the site, because it offers "all the perks of a big city and the fuzzy feelings of home." And it supposedly has 31,793 single people. Carmel's ranking made me worry that nearly 32,000 people have been hiding from me for two years, or that I've missed out on some sort of secret singles society. And they're in presumably prime single-people locations.
I've lived in Carmel since 2013, and I've never noticed herds of single people roaming around. I chose The Pint Room and Brockway Pub because they are two of my favorites, and they happen to be among the top-rated Carmel bars on Yelp, so other people must like them, too.
The Pint Room is on Main Street in the middle of downtown Carmel, nestled among shops, restaurants and apartments. It's near two apartment complexes that tend to attract young people, Providence at Old Meridian and Penn Circle.
Brockway Pub is in a popular retail and restaurant corridor along U. I started my search for Carmel singles at The Pint Room around on a Friday.
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"You move here because you've got your stuff together," Lyon said.
"I would say probably half of the single women I've seen here are recent divorcees," Doumas said.
"It's better for older singles." I moved on to another table across the bar where two women were sitting.
But, the two are moving to a downtown Carmel apartment in June.
They both work in Indianapolis and met at a gym in the Broad Ripple area, but they're relocating to Carmel because of its burgeoning downtown and its reputation for safety.