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We are ACTIVE single men and women ages 35 to 55 who meet for Happy Hour on a monthly basis at fun north bay venues. Past happy hour meetups have included: Maguires in Petaluma, Tres Hombres in Petaluma, Stout Brothers in Santa Rosa, Hopmonk in Sebastopol.
If you're not familiar with how meetups work, think of it as the OPPOSITE of online networking: instead of meeting friends and dates through chatrooms, profiles and email before seeing them in person like you do online, at a meetup, you meet people in person at a casual setting which is like a party, find out who has common interests with you, THEN you network with your new friends over the confidential meetup email in between meetups.
Our meetups are a lot like our group's icon in the upper left -- we gather around a table for food and drinks at happy hour prices, sometimes even with live music on the stage, to meet, greet, mingle and hopefully meet some new friends. It's all very low key and casual, and we always have a good time.
Membership is free. To join: click the "Join" button and answer a few basic questions to verify that you qualify for this group: you must be single, age 35 to 55, and you must post a current photo. We are looking for members who are mature but not yet senior citizens. 20-somethings, 30-34 and 56+ don't qualify for the group and will be removed when discovered. PLEASE DO NOT POST A PICTURE OF YOUR YOUNGER SELF!! After meetups, people may try to contact you, and although you were beautiful 20 years ago, it doesn't help generate interest in you -- quite the opposite, in fact -- because the folks who met you at the meetup may not be able to send you email later if they can't connect the you they met with your young photo! As organizer, I have had this experience many times, so please post a current photo of yourself! Thanks!
You are too old for this group if:
Your driver's license says you were born before 1956;
You'd be able to ask for the "senior discount" at restaurants if you wanted to;
Driving seems hazardous because you can't manage all the visual inputs anymore;
Going to a Happy Hour social immediately at the end of the work week is exhausting.
You are too young for this group if:
Your drivers license says you were born after 1976;
You don't remember the Beatles and Van Halen is your parents' band;
You feel you still have plenty of time to find a life partner and have kids;
Life seems terrifying so you are looking for someone mature to take care of you;
An important quality we share in this group is that we are ACTIVE men and women -- although we find ourselves in the middle of the dating age spectrum, we still have young minds, feel youthful in our bodies and are still very much engaged with life.
If you join the group, PLEASE DON'T TREAT THE SYSTEM LIKE ONLINE DATING -- this is social networking, and the only way it will work is if everyone makes an effort to come to the meetups. Members who use the system to arrange dates without going to meetups will be removed. Members who don't attend meetups will also be removed. Being single in midlife is not easy -- please treat the organizer and each other with respect. Thank you!
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