What all these companies offer is a get-together on the first night and the opportunity to dine with the rest of the group and to go on excursions together.
There are usually 12 to 16 in a group, with women tending to outnumber men.
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Festivals are also very friendly places to go on your own.
There’s always a cafe or somewhere you can meet other people and talk about what is going on – sharing your excitement about what you have seen during the day, and in the process learning more about a country through swapping experiences.
Of course, you don’t have to go through a tour operator.
Trawling the net, I found the Mistral hotel in Chania, Crete, which offers a variety of special-interest holidays, such as painting, and song and dance, for single people.
There is even a string of ‘hedonism’ escapes that promise a ‘hip vibe’ and are explicitly aimed at swinging singles.