Inspired by the crazy group on How I Met Your Mother... We’re a fun, rowdy bunch… Think... that big, random group of crazy friends in college that always had the best stories. We're 25-40 mostly, men & women, gay, straight, single, coupled… as long as you can hold your own at a Karaoke bar, tell a good dirty joke or pull the crazy answer to that final trivia question out of your a**, you’ll fit right in.

I have a feeling you'll enjoy our group if you're looking to expand your social circle with cool men and women, keep it fresh, have some random adventures and explore all the free(ish) fun this city has to offer.

Strictly Social is all about helping people build fun, platonic friendships on the cheap, enjoying Chicago culture and building an open accepting community to help foster the fun. We encourage an entertaining, laid back, open environment where people can come hang out, escape the voracious singles scene, and just be themselves. Obviously, if members develop something more than friendships, that's awesome, but we encourage members to think of this as an escape from the dating and networking scenes.

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Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 5:45 PM

    Dance Drop-in!

    6 members

    Let's dance! We will be working the Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot and various Latin styles on a sprung dance floor. Two styles will be taught each session and will rotate each... Learn more
  • February 23 · 6:00 PM

    GIRLS NIGHT! Ladies only! Come out and make new friends (free!)

    25 members

    Update: We are postponing due to weather. I have had about 30 people respond to my email saying they would rather postpone. I have had 4 people say let's do it. ****THE... Learn more
  • February 22 · 7:00 PM

    Tuxedo Cat Comedy- Free stand-up comedy showcase!

    11 members

    Swanky. Scrappy. Free, smart comedy for all who laugh and love at the Innertown Pub. Get out of your apartment and into our grandpa bar for a night of hilarious stand-up... Learn more
  • February 21 · 8:00 PM

    80s party!

    13 members

    ***CROSS POSTED*** This is NOT our event, but another meetup group's event- check it out here Hey, everyone! It's... Learn more
  • February 21 · 5:45 PM

    Dance Drop-in!

    2 members

    Back by popular demand! Let's learn to dance our way into 2013! We will be working the Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot and various Latin styles on a sprung dance floor. Two styles... Learn more
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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