I'm not sure how to start this so I suppose I'll just speak from the heart. I turned 25 recently and it hit me that I need more friends, specifically female friends. I was watching that movie Bridesmaids and I just felt sad. Who the heck would be my bridesmaids if I got married in the next year? Most of my friends are males . . . one is a drag queen . . . clearly I'm reaching. In any case, that is the reason I've decided to take matters into my own hands and start actively looking for cool, fun, self-confident, stylish young women around my age who also want to expand their social circle, but who also want more than just a warm body to spend time with. So what is this whole "outgoing introverts" part about? Pretty much just what it says, women who identify as introverts, but also know how to turn on the charm and even if they don't go out every night, know how to enjoy a lively social atmosphere when once in awhile they do go all out. These seemingly contradictory elements make up my personality and I think are part of the reason I sometimes have a hard time making the kinds of connections I'm looking for. As an introvert I truly desire a deep connection with the people I spend time with and I would much prefer a small group talking about a great book or new movie over brunch or a homemade meal than a large group of acquaintances wandering around town on a pub crawl. That said, I don't generally interact with people in a shy or quiet way. For instance, I run a fundraising sales office and on a daily basis I am required to be the most outgoing person in the room. I am hoping that this group will attract individuals who, when they read this description, have a good understanding of what I'm describing and can relate to it. What would I like to see this group become? In general I'd like for it to be a group of women in their twenties to early thirties who relate to being an "outgoing introvert" and who desire to make genuine connections with others in the JP and Boston area. I love the idea of going out to brunch, dinner, wine-tastings, clubs, bars, events, lectures or anything else that seems fun around the city. On that same note though, because we all consider ourselves "outgoing introverts" there would hopefully be a more fullfilling feeling when we spend time together because we value that genuine and real connection and are not just looking for a fellow beautiful girl in a skirt to grab cocktails with.