I first learned this almost forty years ago when we were newlyweds and new immigrants to Israel living in the Maon Betar in Jerusalem's Old City. I had just quit ulpan, because I was finding the walk to Beit Ha'Am getting more and more difficult as winter got colder and rainier. There wasn't any bus connection at the time between the Old City and the Beit Ha'am area.
We saw some NCSY friends who insisted that I try a newly opened program in Bayit V'Gan called Neve Yerushalayim. It was in an apartment on Uziel Street. The trip was relatively easy, the #12 bus from Sha'ar Shechem straight to Bayit V'Gan. In those days it was perfectly safe to walk around the Old City, even go to Sha'ar Shechem.
I enjoyed my studies. Most of the students were single. I guess the teachers were chareidi, but in those days there weren't all the distinctions you see today, and there were so few learning programs. I remember the following conversation:
"I love all the chumrot (extra strict customs) and I want to add more and more to my Jewish observance."
"You're a single woman. According to Jewish Law you don't have the authority to take such oaths. It will make it difficult to marry."