Meeting new people in this day and age may seem like an easy thing to do but in reality, it is just more intimidating and confusing.  Most online websites only help you connect and network virtually... that is not truly making new friends.  Other groups around Columbus offer lots of business education and networking.  Again, not the ideal place to simply kick-back in a casual environment.

This is where we come in.  We take the online communities offline and in person for fun, casual and unique events all over town.  We give everyone a chance to try something new and meet some cool people in a laid-back setting.

It is no difference if you're new to town or born and raised here.  Perhaps you have friends who are getting married or having children... Maybe you are out of a long term relationship... Or it could be you are a workaholic and just don't have time to plan social outings.  We take care of all of that for you!  We are a no-pressure community who likes to get out, have fun and be social.


Join us and start having fun right here in Columbus!

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