Frankly, an accomplished and mature fellow needn’t be dealing with such stress. Personal story time: There’s a woman in my neighborhood – shit, she lives about 100 feet away – and she does walk her dog and I do cross paths with her somewhat frequently.She’s actually a lovely woman and is always quite friendly with me.
For men of a certain age, propinquity is not necessarily a good thing.
Social circle propinquity is wonderful for meeting women.
Being in close proximity meant a target rich environment.
Parties were within walking distance and opportunities to interact with the opposite sex many.
I recommend such connections over online dating but with a massive caveat.