Thank you for your interest in the East Valley Single Adventurers.
The EVSA is an active social group. We are not a drinking group and we are not a dating group. We don't host bar crawls or singles mixers - many other groups host those events and you are welcome to attend one of their events. However, our group may go out for beers after a hike or post events that involve light drinking. Most of our events involve being active in some way, whether it is related to walking, hiking, kayaking, sailing or indoor rock climbing ... we enjoy staying active.
I require a photograph when signing up for the group and occasionally I would get someone without a picture and I figured it was a woman just being cautious. I used to do the same thing! But lately more and more people are joining with fake photos (scenery or avatars) and I decided this was important to me. I need a picture to identify you at events and if nobody has a picture in their profile it will create stress for me because I can't watch for you when you are trying to find me at events. So if you don't have a real picture in your profile of you then I can't approve you - I am sorry.
I took this group over several years ago. It was a hiking group but I converted it to an active singles group - a group that did more than just hiking. But I started dating a member that I met on a group camping trip and I have been dating that member for 2 years. As a result I am looking for people who may want to take over the group, or for people who may want to take a very active role in the groups activities.
Some Meetup groups have a 3 strikes and you are out rule. In my group if you RSVP yes and fail to show at more than 3 events your participation in events with waiting lists is limited. You will only be permitted to attend the event if there is nobody on the waiting list.