This is the origin description of the group by the iniator Erik Jakobsson:
This can only be real if I describe it from my own perspective.
I'm new in town. I am on sick leave. I seem to aspire to do studio work from home for work.
This all contributes to me haveing close to no social life.
I was going to study at an art atelier in Gothenburg but turned it down and now I have no day-time occupation and jump through hoops to get some sort of stimulation.
I like going to 24h open cafés and hotel lobbies to simply have people around me while bringing something to keep me busy.
I can't handle night clubs, the dance floors and noisy music or shallow social hook-ups like bar culture (not that we Swedes are very good at that anyway ;-)) I would prefer to meet someone or a couple of people, not looking to hook up with someone, but craving some sober social stimulation.
Just do the things friends usually do when they meet up while not having any such friends available to fill your social needs.
This group is not about hooking up. It's not about blind dates.
I'm reaching out to people who just want company and also don't necessarily want to empty their wallet at a bar counter just to keep that up.
I can imagine alienated foreign exchange students, Night-time workers, freelance and other self-employed workers, people on sick leave or those unemployed and newly moved in Gothenburgers may share my sentiment.
I guess this might be somewhat of a group for those who don't have to get up at 8 for work the next day but I'm not suggesting it.
Meetups will probably not be scheduled as events.
It seems it would be more fitting if the group can gather members who then can on short notice reach out to each other for a suggestion to meet at some venue either through this website or other means of communication and keeping in touch.
I imagine I will explore Twitter and create an Alone in Gothenburg group there as well parallel to this one.
Again. If you're looking to hook up with a partner at 8 or 10 pm in the evening, the time may be correct but this group is not for you. Of course I can't ban dating but I think you've gotten my angle by now :-)