"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.
The place was bustling, but based on my quick scan for wedding rings, about 90 percent of the people in the bar appeared to be taken.I zeroed in on a group of eight men on one side of the bar and went over to start a conversation.Lyon, 29, admitted she has never tried to look for single people in Carmel, but thinks it would be a good place to meet "quality" singles."You move here because you've got your stuff together," Lyon said.The bar was filled with couples, and a band was playing near the front entrance.
Most of the couples appeared to be over 40, but one couple was making out like teenagers.
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.
He and his MBA buddies used to go out in Carmel regularly.
On a typical night out, he estimated that only 25 to 30 percent of the bar crowd is single.
"I would say probably half of the single women I've seen here are recent divorcees," Doumas said.