Re: [East-Valley-Hiking-Camping-and-Equestri­an-Club] Question

From: John M.
Sent on: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:37 AM
Hi Marsha,
I know that I'm a newbie and haven't met anyone yet from the group but I have to tell you that your email was one of the most sincere, heart-felt emails I have read in a long time.  Your Dad sounds like a great guy and sometimes, as we get older, we forget that we all still can still learn from the people that have been down that road before us.  I'm also sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
How many of us work all day staring at this screen all day and never get the opportunity to meet people?  Count me in on that.  I have a great work life, being able to work from home half the time and then travel the other half for my job throughout the country.  Unfortunately that has it's limitations socially.  Not much in the way of conversation with fellow employees when I'm home and the people I meet while travelling are usually out of State so that's no help.  Most of us in the "Over 40" crowd have already done the bar thing (years and years ago) and not interested in doing that again.  I think the Meet Up thing is great for people like me but taking the next step by having an interest in someone could be daunting.  I belong to a Single Golfers Meet Up group and it's a lot of fun, but it's hard to attempt to pop the "let's go out on a date" question in front of the other members while you're sitting in the clubhouse after the round, due to 1.) the fear of rejection, and 2.) you don't want to be perceived as someone who is there just to meet dates.  I can imagine it's just as daunting sitting in front of a campfire with 15-20 other people around.
I think your idea is a good one.  Have a separate get together occasionally where everyone nows what the purpose is, outside of the normal activities, which I think is a great idea.  There are no surprises.  I would be interested, especially with people who enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.
Just my two cents Marsha...hope it helped.
P.S.:  When you guys go camping do most people tent?  I have tents but I also have a pop-up and it's great for me to bring that when I can.  Have a great day.

From: Marsha <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, April 16,[masked]:13 AM
Subject: [East-Valley-Hiking-Camping-and-Equestrian-Club] Question

Members, over the weekend I took my father camping with the group and I have to say we all learned a lot from him. We talked about being single and what we were looking for. On the way home my father says to me,
You guys are all so busy looking for what is so right in front of you that you have to trip over it. WOW, he's right. After we got home I found out a friend of mine in Calif lost the woman he had been in love with for over 10 years but never told her,,,
So, with all this information I want to get some feedback from you guys.
If we are all looking for the out-door type and we all are, why are we always looking somewhere else.
I would like to do a singles happy hour.
I would post it, If you would like to be apart of this event you would need to comment at the bottom that you will be there. If there is someone on that list that you would like to meet let me know and I will introduce you at the happy hour.
Guys we have about 300 wonderful single lady's in this group who as you know are proven out-door girls.
Lady's we have the more amazing men in the group that you will ever find.
So it does not matter if you are short, tall, over-weight of a stick, We all need to be loved.
This event will be for the over 40 people.
If you like the idea send me an email and I will get something in the works. Might even do a LU-OW

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