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Dating Discussion and Mingle

No alcohol is allowed (Park District rules) but feel free to bring beverages and food if you wish. There is a $5 fee per person for this event to cover the use/ insurance for the field house. 

I am still looking for a venue for the April meeting. May's meeting will be at the Glenview Public Library where there is no fee.  If someone can help to secure a library in the western suburbs or elsewhere not on the north shore for April, please let me know. I can not secure a community venue in a suburb that I don't reside so I will need assistance from someone who does. 

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  • barbara

    For those of you who were not there on Sunday...We stayed in one group instead of breaking into 3 separate groups which worked very well. Discussion ran from what was expected on the first meeting (who should pay, suggestions on how to kindly let the person know you were not interested, how long should you spend together, etc) to revisiting different dating venues and what to expect. A few of us were quite surprised at hearing examples of what had been first dates for some of the members. It is amazing what people consider acceptable behavior. However, those examples brought lots of laughter!

    We have 2 members working on venues in Schaumburg and Arlington Heights for June and July. Is there interest in perhaps having a pot-luck get together this summer?

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed being the with group. Barbara does a great job facilitating--keeping it interesting while maintaining a level of control. It is really interesting to hear how differently men & women view this dating thing at this point of life. Wasn't there a book written on this a while back? Something about Mars and Venus? Barbara, it would be great to get the link for the 'Chicken Soup' article you shared. It really resonated with me!

    March 17, 2014

  • Eric

    Another outstanding event, enjoyed all of the conversation and insight from others. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Rosetta

    I really enjoyed the discussion. It was lighthearted and everyone participated. It was interesting to hear others thoughts on midlife dating.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • barbara

    Thanks to all of you for sharing your ideas and feelings today. I was very happy with the turnout and the enthusiasm shown by all. The discussion was mixed with humor which made our time together very enjoyable. I hope all participants found our hours together worthwhile. Even though this was our second meeting, I feel we are learning more about each other and friendships are forming.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really appreciated hearing group member experiences and enjoyed learning from them. Barbara is a great facilitator.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Alma R.

    This is my second with this since it started back in Feb 2014.... And I like it.... and plan to go to the May gathering.... It's fun to be with this group and I do believe that most of decided to join this group with a common goal.... meet new friends, sharing thoughts and we all learn from each other... It's nice that we can all laugh and listen... Can't wait to see you all again....

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Lot

    Good discussions

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Alan

    This is my weekend with my kids. Glad to see there in an event on the North Shore. I hope to be at the next one up here. Thanks Barbara!!!!

    March 12, 2014

  • barbara

    Looking forward to seeing everyone who signed up for Sunday's meet up. We are full at 50 people. Please remember that there is no alcohol allowed but you can bring anything else to eat/drink. Also, there is a $5 charge for this event. Barbara

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Alan

    I will be unable to attend the next meeting. Its my weekend with my kids. I hope to make April or May. Living in Northfield, its makes it easier for me to make the North Shore meetups.

    March 8, 2014

    • barbara

      See you next time, Barbara

      March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like our new Glenview Library and am happy we can show it off!

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Susan

    Barbara, great location for March. Yes, I am one of the widowed ladies and have no problem sharing my personal email or phone. Also, I understand we both know Deb W.

    March 1, 2014

    • barbara

      Susan, it is such a coincidence that we both know Deb. I have been volunteering at the Cancer Wellness Center for many years. We can talk more at the meeting.

      March 1, 2014

  • barbara

    There were 3 or 4 widowed women who attended last month's meeting. A connection was made and the phone number lost. I am trying to reconnect these women. If you feel more comfortable sharing this information at the upcoming meeting on March 16 that is fine. Thanks

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Valerie S.

    Glenview house is so nice! My vote.

    February 22, 2014

  • Gigi

    How about the Chicago Botanic Garden???

    February 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      How much do they charge to park, if you're not a member?

      February 21, 2014

    • barbara

      between $20 - $25 depending on where you live. There is also a room charge

      February 22, 2014

  • (",)Patrick

    Were are you meeting?

    February 16, 2014

  • George S.

    Happy Valentine's Day to all

    g :)

    February 14, 2014

    • Cindy H

      TY, same to you

      February 14, 2014

  • Anna G.

    I really enjoyed the first meeting and will definitely be at the next one.

    February 13, 2014

  • Alma R.

    Anxious to see everyone again.... Stay warm.!!!!

    February 13, 2014

  • Susan

    Looking forward to our March meeting.

    February 12, 2014

  • Nancy

    Barbara - I'm in for sure.

    February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The comments from the last meeting were outstanding. I hope to attend this one.

    February 12, 2014

  • jola

    Glenview location sounds great to me. I am happy that the first meet was a success. I am planning to attend this one.

    February 12, 2014

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