For many a Maine single man, life can be quite lonely. Because most of the towns in Maine are quite small, it can be very difficult for a Maine single man to meet the Maine female of his dreams. Maine singles often have trouble connecting because the different towns and villages in Maine are so spread out. Without the high population density that a large city or a network of nearby towns provides, Maine singles sometimes feel isolated, and for many people in Maine, single is not only a word that describes the present, it is a word that may describe the foreseeable future as well.
In Maine, single men and women who live in Portland have the largest dating pool to choose from. Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine, single men and women know, so it makes plenty of sense that a lot of Maine single men would journey to Portland to try and find the Maine female of their dreams. To be certain, Portland is quite a bit smaller than a large city like Los Angeles or New York City, but Portland is still quite a bit bigger and more populated than most of the towns in Maine. In Maine, single men and women who move to Portland usually find love much more quickly than single people who stay in their small rural villages. This has nothing to do with how charming or attractive Portland singles are, it is due simply to the population volume of Portland. Because the dating pool in Portland is the largest dating pool in the state of Maine, single people in Portland have many more options for romance and many more chances to find the right person for a short term fling or for an enduring love affair that lasts for a lifetime.
Maine singles who do not go to Portland to find love are finding new ways out of their dilemma of isolation. More and more Maine single people are using the internet to connect with other singles. Internet dating is a godsend to many of the people in Maine who live in small fishing villages and waterfront communities that may have very meager populations. Maine is a state where fishing in general and lobster fishing in particular is a large and prosperous industry, and many fishermen live in very small waterfront communities because if there are too many fishermen in a single area it is likely that over time they will deplete the resources of the nearest body of water to the extent that fishing in that place stops being profitable. The nature of the fishing industry requires that fishermen spread out and live and work in different places rather than clustering together in an industrial center, so many people in Maine who are a part of this industry end up fairly socially isolated.
Luckily, the internet is allowing people who live in even the very smallest villages in Maine to connect with single people all over the state and all over the world, which vastly increases the chance that these solitary Maine residents will be able to find a partner. Often, to pursue a romance with somebody who fishes for lobster for a living, a single person from outside of the state will even move to one of these small towns. The internet is making these kinds of long distance love connections more possible today than they ever have been in the past, and the internet is truly opening up a whole new world to many Maine singles.