I agree with a lot of the comments here, when it comes to looking for romance. I have found that looking too hard leads to a lot of frustration, especially when you do find someone you are very attracted to, only to find out that all he wants is sex.
The worst places to look for romance is in a Gay bar or online.
Most guys that do that are just looking for a sex partner. I once chatted with a nice looking guy who wanted to meet, and after we arranged it, he says, oh by the way I will only be available for 20 minutes, then you have to go. DING! DING! Quickie alert! So, I told him to forget it. Meeting someone in a bar is actually better than trying to meet on-line because a lot of guys lie about their age online, or use a fake picture just to get someone to meet them, then they are either but ugly or 100 years old. Been there done that.
I found a new outlet a couple years ago, and that is Gay camping. Not only will you meet lots of gay men, if you go enough you will make a whole circle of new friends, who might even have someone you might want to meet. It's like a big gay picnic, and everyone is welcome.
If you don't have a gay campground near you, check around for other gay activites like a gay bowling league. But, if all you have is the local gay bar, or one near by, keep trying there.
Maybe go on days when it's not so busy, you will be surprised on who you might find there. But, don't go with the mindset that you are going to meet someone, try to have as much fun as you can, and maybe someone will find you.
My current partner and I have been together for 20 years. We met in a bar on a slow night. So, you never know.