Thank you for the feedback, Carol Lennox!
While it’s been discouraging, it’s nice to have confirmation that I’m not crazy. (FWIW my therapist has said the same thing. She has recommended that I move — she thinks it’s that bad here and knows how much I miss the Deep South. Though I may certainly still wind up single no matter where I live.)
I have theories — I think there is an endless supply of younger women here and I think alcohol has a lot to do with it. Almost every casual sex story I hear of here locally involves drinking.
Many thanks for reading and responding today — weirdly, your words make me feel better. Depressed but validated!