Do you want to meet new people and make real friends? This has happened over and over again in is wonderful little group. Many members now have an established group of friends from all walks of life meeting up at group events, and also off Meetup, which is actually the point.
👪👪👪 THIS GROUP IS ABOUT MAKING REAL FRIENDS. 👪👪👪
If you join, you will get to do lots of different things that involve late weekend nights, bowling🎳 cinema 🎬 gigs🎤 coffee on a Saturday in town ☕️, book club, treasure hunts round Ikea (yes...) 👀, pub crawls 🍻 , days out 🏄🎢🏉 and we still make it up as we go along. If that sounds good, 30s/40s just might be what you're looking for.
It all started in November 2011. I wanted to find new friends. It wasn't easy. I'd found myself wandering round Tescos late at night simply because the alternatives were being 'home alone, or braving it to walk into a pub on my own. I tried both, but...I noticed I wasn't the only person in Tescos wandering around and I figured they needed somewhere to go too. Action was required, and with some encouragement from a couple of early members this group began.
You may be thinking..."it's established", "I won't fit in", "no-one will talk to me", "I'm too shy"....etc...
I've never forgotten how I felt being the only member for quite a while, and nor do the other members forget the early days. Everyone had their first event. Some only came back with encouragement, some didn't think it was for them - it isn't for everyone, but it's not meant to be. But...it's made a difference. Some people moved to St Neots to live after making friends here. No-one spends Boxing Day alone - every year we have a games night at a local pub. There are tough days and nights post divorce or separation, and moving into a new area can be tough. Some of us did both.
You'll be made to feel welcome. You must be prepared to make an effort, but we will hold your hand (not literally) to help you until you settle in.
Culture (the group - not art, history...:-) )
We do not do sensible 👵 - that's for work, not a social life. You're supposed to laugh, smile😀😎 and talk for hours 🕛🕠 💬 about absolutely nothing important and remember the laughs more than the conversations - the one liners are the best. We have several that take us back to great nights. 👍
If you are looking to 'act your age 👴👵 we are probably not for you. There will be very few ''traditional middle aged' activities and I make no apology for that. There are groups elsewhere that provide the more traditional over 40s events, but this isn't the place. We are a group of young people with enough experience to know we can be grown up and silly at the same time.
What you will get by joining
This is a 'place' to make friends, rather something just to get you out on a weekend. It is also there to meet up with people and have someone to call in between. Remember a stranger is simply a friend you haven't met yet.
Do you ever think about what you did before life got serious, and wonder if you can still do some of those things? You probably can still go on the swings, climb trees, dance for hours, play football, cartwheel, etc... you just need someone to encourage you.
This kind of sums up why 30/40s exists - no-one should face a weekend alone wishing Monday would come so they could get back to work.
THE SMALL PRINT
There is no membership fee to join. There is a charge for the website but I decided not to charge but if you want to buy me a coffee once in a while or a lime & soda that would be great, but only if you want to.
Code of Conduct/Behaviour - we expect everyone to treat others as they would wish to be treated. You'll find everyone friendly, although please bear in mind some are shy or still getting used to the group.
Do you have to be single to join? No - this group is for friendship and not for dating. If you meet someone in the group, that's great but the aim is for friendship and anything else is a bonus. Those who join however with the specific aim of using this site as a fishing expedition, please join another site more suitable. This group should feel 'safe' to come along to without feeling 'hit on'. We do regular singles nights, with the aim to go out together and meet people outside the group. It's not really a group for couples to join as a pair. Every member must have their own profile. .
How often do you need to attend? This group is restricted to a local membership of 150 people. There is a small amount of flexibility if needed but due to keeping it small, it isexpected that a new member will come along within the first 6 weeks of joining. We will help you if you are shy or reluctant for whatever reason. Once you've joined I expect you to come along every 2 months at least so we 'know' who you are. Inactive members are removed after being given the opportunity to come along, however subject to space are welcome to rejoin at any time.
FINALLY - a photo of you is also a must - we need to know who is coming to an event. If you submit a photo or picture of anything/anyone else your request to join will be declined. You can resubmit but it does save me a lot of time if you include your photo first time.
Please also read the group's objectives and REMEMBER....this is a low cost/low cost group and not one that intends to exclude anyone due to their budget.