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This is a group for people who are childfree (CF). The purpose of the group is to create a sense of camaraderie and support, as we navigate life in this child-centric, pronatalist society. This is not a group for people who have (or want) children, or are partners with someone who has children, or empty-nesters. This group is for people who have consciously chosen to live their lives free of children, and is not limited to heterosexuals or couples.
This group is also not limited to those who are still in their "family planning" years. Whether we're 25 or 75, the choice not to have children will always have a profound affect on our lives, and our relationships with family and friends.
The objective of this meetup is to get together as like-minded adults, sharing experiences and discussing issues pertaining to us as CF people, as well as generally having some fun! We're not limited to CF topics - we all enjoy many things in life that are worth sharing - pets, books, movies, food, recreation, trips, hobbies, etc. I hope that this group will lead to many social opportunities outside of the meetups, and lasting friendships.
Please note that the term "adult" used within context of this meetup merely implies that we prefer activities which do not include children, and we identify with each other on that basis first and foremost. The term does NOT imply activities or lifestyle choices which are sexual in nature. If that's what you're looking for, please look elsewhere!
This group is for ALL of us. I have no intention of closing it, and there will be no dues. It is intended as an avenue for CF people in the area to find each other when we wouldn't otherwise, and I want to make sure that everyone who joins has a chance to be part of the meetups. So, please feel free to contact me or any co-organizer if you'd like to set something up other than what you see posted. If I or a co-organizer can't go, it doesn't matter - just get it posted it and see what happens! (But don't forget to cancel if necessary as well!)
Finally, I realize that we are a diverse group of people with a wide variety of interests outside of meeting other CF people. It's clearly none of my business what members do and share outside of the meetups. However, I insist that any meetups posted here are to be held at a location/venue that's suitable for the "general public;" NOT a club or establishment that caters to special interests, lifestyles, etc. (e.g. a church, a strip club, etc.) NO exceptions. Furthermore, this group is NOT to be used as a recruitment tool for other clubs, etc. If it's drawn to my attention that any member is attempting to do so, he/she will immediately be dropped and blocked. Please refer to the paragraphs above if there is any reason to question the nature of this meetup.
Thanks to all of you for your interest in the group, and I hope to meet more of you as time goes on!