Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.

-- were charged after multiple prostitution stings, the most recent of which occurred on Monday and Tuesday, Sept.

21-22, at a Woodbury gas station and the largest of which took place Thursday, Sept. The Lake Elmo city attorney expects to charge a 15th person, a woman, with gross misdemeanor prostitution in a public place. Six of the remaining 13 men charged after the prostitution sting at the Red Roof Inn made recent appearances in Washington County District Court. Paul Park and Woodbury were also among those charged Friday, Sept. Charged with engagement in prostitution of a 16- or 17-year-old were: Kevin Michael Aylward, 59, of Burnsville; Gordon Patrick Jones, 33, of Clayton, Wis.; and Kyle Michael Segermark, 21, of Gem Lake.

Chad Allen Schroeder, 43, of Minneapolis was charged with hiring a minor to engage in sexual conduct after he was arrested at a local gas station, which was unnamed in the court complaint but located along Eagle Creek Lane according to Washington County jail records. Charged with hiring a minor to engage in sexual conduct were: Nathan John Mravinc, 35, of Hudson, Wis.; Luis Angel Ponce, 20, of Cottage Grove; and Paul Dean Skaggs, 50, of Martha, Ky.

Throw a barbecue or party in which guests bring a friend that no one in the group knows.

Alternatively, tag along with a friend the next time their office has a company picnic or function -- this is a great way to meet somebody who you know is responsible enough to hold down a career and who you can 'check out' with an acquainted friend before you agree to a date.

Fourteen men -- including residents of Woodbury, St.

Paul Park and Cottage Grove, as well as Hudson, Wis.

If your tried-and-true methods of meeting singles are getting stale -- flirting at the gym, going to bars, shmoozing at the dog park -- perhaps it's time for a change of venue.

Right is always a challenge, and that challenge often becomes even harder when you're dating over 50.

Trust us, interesting singles over 50 are out there, and you don't have to put up with the stench of a seedy nightclub at 2 a.m. All it takes is the right mind-set and a little strategy.

Here are five places to meet singles over 50: Sometimes it feels like the foundation of your social life is so strong that you no longer find the opportunity to meet new and exciting people.