**Please read full description and restrictions at the bottom before applying!! There is a 40+ waitlist and applications are NOT first come, first serve, so please read all directions!**
While there are many women's Meetup groups in the DC/NOVA area, none were specific to us married women when I joined - and so this group was created. While other groups now exist for married ladies, none are limited in numbers as this. This group is for those looking for all the things you'd want in a girls only group: new to the area, looking for meaningful friendships, wanting to meet fun and professional women - but from a group that is specifically for those who are married or in serious long-term committed relationships. That means some events will be for couples so we can include our significant other, though our main focus as a group is working on meeting other fun ladies, trying new things in the area, and making new friends. We try to do regular happy hours, dinners out, add in some concert and theater nights, movies, girls nights out, finding great new brunch places to try together, wine tasting, and some more outdoor options (kayaking, running, tennis, hiking, etc.). We aim to focus events around what people want most. This group is age limited from late 20's to mid 30's. We are geographically limited to only those in residing in DC, Arlington and Alexandria.
What kind of women will you find in this group? We're almost entirely made up of working professionals. Lot's of brunch lovers! Women who like to try the finer dining establishments of DC. Some no kids, a few with young kids, and quite a few currently preggers. There are women who are currently planning their wedding, are newlywed, or have been married up to 8years. We like a nice happy hour, but don't have any real late nights out on our calendar, or night clubs. We have women who like to do cooking classes, go wine tasting, get pedicures together, go shopping, do yoga, see a movie, try a special foodie event, try the free live music events in the summer, see a fashion show, etc. I sometimes host holiday parties, super bowl watching, etc. at my home - but invites are restricted to those who have been to a least one event. There are currently seven event planners for the group, so events can be quite diverse!
Our group is currently full, but if you would like to join, your application will go on the waiting list. We limit our group to 40 members very purposefully. Our effort with this group is not to become a huge 200, 300, or 400+ group of members. I will never add more than 40. We have people on the waiting list now who won’t be added till someone leaves the group. And my hope is that with keeping it limited we’ll all be able to meet one another and actually get to know the other members in our group. This is the kind of group where when you RSVP to an event you actually know the people coming, or at least most of them. So many groups you always go to an event not knowing any of the other people, or maybe just the host, and you never know what kind of group you’ll meet. But if you come out to a couple of the events and meet the other ladies, it can feel more like making plans with your friends than constant group blind-dating for friends. I know the first time you join us, you wouldn’t know anyone. But we are a fun, open, and friendly group of ladies! And we keep the events limited in numbers (generally we limit to a max of 6 per event), so you’re always in a setting where you can meet everyone who’s there.
When applying, please note a committee of 5 may review your applications. When a time comes as space is available, we consider all applications that are in to be added - this is not a first on the waitlist, first in type of group. We give the available space to those who seem the most interested, or offer the highest quality in answers. So please give thorough answers to the questions if you'd like to be added! And only apply if you meet the group requirements:
1. Married, or in a very serious long-term relationship (engaged, together for years and committed for life, etc.);
2. Are between either late 20's to late 30's;
3. Live in DC, Alexandria or Arlington;
4. Are willing to give complete answers to the questions and provide us with a photo on your application that is of yourself and not a pet, inanimate object, the back of your head, etc. We need to be able to recognize you when we meet the first time! You should check what photo you're using when you apply before you submit, because you're not able to change the one that appears on your application once you hit that submit button, and if you took the time to give great answers, it would be truly unfortunate to have to write them all over again because we need a better photo.
We consider all current applications when space is available and add those applications the group approves that meet those four criteria. The mot complete applications are chosen first. Those that do not meet a criteria above (do not meet the age, location, photo, and relationship requirements, or have incomplete answers) will not be approved.
You may be removed from the group if you do not participate at least once in the first 6 months so we can get to meet you, do not pay dues (the very low fee in no way pays for the meetup fees, but shows you really want to be a member - like a "put your money where your mouth is" type of thing), no-show two times, or if another current member makes a request.