Thanks for stopping by! I started this group almost 2 years ago now as there was a real need for a new group for those of us baby boomers in the 45 to 65 age range in the Alexandria/Southern Fairfax County area. There are many more wonderful groups out there now and I know you have a choice of groups to join. What sets us apart from most of the others is that you will notice I set attendance limits on many of my events; especially theater events. I have found that large numbers of people make it very difficult to really get to know each other. Although there is nothing wrong with and there is certainly a place for events that draw close to 50 people or more, I prefer a more intimate setting.
You do not HAVE to be 45 or older to join, just know that most of our members will be within this age group. Also, you do not have to live in the Alexandria area, but many of our events will be scheduled in the Alexandria/DC area. Perhaps you work in this area and would love something to do after work? Come join us!
I have been involved with meetup.com since 2009, first as a member, and now as an Organizer. I envision that we will have a variety of different activities, including brunches, dinners, concerts, theater, movies, wine festivals, bowling events, amusement parks, nature walks, you name it! Nothing is off limits! The idea is for other SINGLES 45 to 65 to mingle and have a good time.
Since it is the members that make a meetup group successful, I encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas by using the SUGGEST A NEW MEETUP feature. All it takes is 3 people to RSVP 'YES' to make it official. We are always looking for fun and different things to do! I plan to schedule events at least on a monthly basis, perhaps more in the spring/summer months.
In order to help defray the costs of running the site, there is a $5.00 fee added to events requiring advance ticket purchase. In addition, there is an annual fee of $5.00 to join the group. However, please feel free to try us out by attending an event or two before using the Amazon payment feature to pay your annual dues.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to meeting you soon at an Active Alexandria Singles 45+ event!