Don’t just meet people, make friends happy hour #1 with *Free Drink*

  • March 11, 2014 · 5:30 PM

Don’t just meet people, make friends

Even though you are awesome, making new friends in a new city is difficult. Instead of going to another bar alone and pretending to be waiting for someone, come meet some people who are also looking to make friends.

We are a new startup looking to help all the awesome people who are new to Chicago find each other. This new social event will help you meet the people with whom you’re most likely to be friends, by creating a social structure to build sincere relationships with those people.

We are building an environment for meeting the right people and building real friendships. This social gathering will help match you with the right people, and thus inspire genuine friendships

How does it work?
● You commit to coming to 3 happy hours over 3 weeks (1 happy hour per week)
● Before the first happy hour you fill out a short 10 question survey that helps us get to know you a
little bit (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi)
● At the first happy hour we put you into small groups of 4 or 5, with all the group members curated
specifically for you, based on the survey results
● You grab your free drink and socialize with your group. We inspire better conversation with story
provoking questions and games
● You laugh, you cry, you grow, and when you finally decide to leave we have you fill out a quick
post event survey (3 questions) about the people you met
● We take the survey data and use it to match you up in a new group for the 2nd happy hour.
Some of the people in your new group may be from your first group, and some will be new
● We repeat the same process, free drinks, rich conversation, personal enlightenment, and a second quick post event survey (3 questions)
● The result being that by the third happy hour you will have created a real social circle with the people you connected with the best. You and these people will have had shared experiences with one another and have formed the basis of a real friendship

To build real relationships with someone you need to have a few shared experiences with them. By investing in 3 happy hours, you’re putting in the groundwork to make and build relationships. Plus it’s all free, so worst case scenario you come out, enjoy a free drink, and then go home and finish season 4 of Arrested Development.

So you want to participate? Awesome! Start by taking the survey (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi) and RSVP’ing to the three happy hours. We will email you event details. You can also stay up to date by joining our meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/Don­t­just­meet­people­make­friends­Chicago/).

TLDR:
Make new friends by taking this survey (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi) and then attending 3 happy hours over 3 weeks (RSVP here).

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  • Alanna N

    My name is Alanna and I moved to Chicago last June from San Diego. I still don't really know anyone so I'm looking for some gf's to adventure Chicago!

    March 10, 2014

    • Greg B.

      There are going to be some great people at the event, I'm sure you can find some fellow adventurers!

      March 11, 2014

  • Toni

    Hi guys, I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. Really not feeling well. Hope to see everyone next week

    March 11, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Feel better Toni

      March 11, 2014

  • Greg B.

    Hi Future friends,

    Just 3 hours until the kickoff of our friendship social series! We just finished putting the finishing touches on everyone matches and are so excited for everyone to meet their groups.

    Last minute reminders

    The venue is Vinyl on Hubbard and LaSalle (121 W. Hubbard St.). The entrance is on the right hand side of Hubbard (if you're facing East ((towards the lake)) about 15 feet from the corner
    When you arrive please check in at the table (we'll be right in front, can't miss us). Alex and our team will be waiting for you arrive. We'll be wearing purple (great color).
    You'll get a name tag (no stress of forgetting someone's name), a drink ticket (yum), and possibly some other goodies.
    As everyone arrives you'll find your groups (we're making it super easy), and dive into some fun games/activities.
    Can't wait to see you all at Vinyl!

    Greg

    March 11, 2014

  • Suzannah R.

    LOCATION: Vinyl Social Food & Drink
    121 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL

    March 9, 2014

  • Naman m

    Where does this take place?

    March 9, 2014

  • Mo

    Has a location been decided?

    March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to meet some new folks!!

    February 26, 2014

  • Suzannah R.

    Hey Dalit, you're right! That link doesn't seem to be working. Try this one: http://www.meetup.com/Don-t-just-meet-people-make-friends-Chicago/members/ We will have a location in the next few days!

    February 19, 2014

  • Dalit T.

    I'm unable to join the group via the link above. Is this group still active?

    February 19, 2014

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