What we're about

Hello, Awesome Bostonians!

Who are we? We are a group of 20 and 30-somethings looking for new friends, new adventures, and a renewed sense of fun. Live in Boston or in the area? We'd love to meet you!

What do we do? We go on tours, go to festivals, athletic events, wine tastings, concerts, hiking, trivia nights, happy hours and more! Suggestions for fun events are always recommended!

Some events have an associated fee, which is always stated in the event description.

New to the group? We want everyone to feel welcome! If it's your first event with Young Bostonians, feel free to contact the organizer in advance or say hello upon arrival. The attendees are usually a healthy mix of newcomers and regulars. Everyone is incredibly friendly!

Requirements:

All members must have a recent, clear photo of themselves to join and stay a member of Young Bostonians. Please be sure that the picture is only of YOU!

Please RSVP for all the events you plan on attending, and update your RSVP if your attending status changes!

All members must be welcoming of all races, religions, sexual orientation etc. Any and all discriminatory comments related will not be tolerated. Please contact an organizer if you have any issues.

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DISCLAIMER: During all events, everyone is responsible for themselves. The organizer, assistant organizers and event hosts are not responsible for the safety of the participants. We will try our best to prevent accidents, but are not responsible or liable if something happens to you. By being a member of the group, you fully acknowledge this.

Upcoming events (4+)

Monogamous Speed-Dating (20's & 30's)

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Even though MeetUp will say "You're going" after you RSVP for this event, you will need to purchase a ticket to attend. Please grab one here before we sell out!

EVENT START-END | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

DOORS OPEN | 6:45 pm EDT

WHERE | Trident Books, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

FOOD/DRINKS | The entire Trident menu of food and alcoholic as well as nonalcoholic drinks will be available.

PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Limited parking lot spots and street parking may be available nearby, but public transportation is recommended.

ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER VENUE DETAILS | Wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms available, noise isolation devices used.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES | Due to local infection rates, this event will be open to those with proof of full vaccination, and a mask will be required.

About This Event

A lot of y’all have been asking for more of these, so we’re hosting another monogamous speed-dating event for men interested in dating women and women interested in dating men in their 20’s and 30’s!! And we’re SO excited to be at Trident Books! :D

You would probably have a good time at this event if all of the following are true of you:

  • You are aged 21-39
  • You are monogamous
  • You either feel a connection to the identity of “man” and you are interested in dating women, or you feel a connection to the identity of “woman” and you are interested in dating men.

If any of the above statements are NOT true of you, you might want to see if our other events are a better fit.

This event is trans-inclusive. We do not tolerate transphobia at this or any of our events.

We can only accommodate a limited number of guests at this event, so please plan to grab a ticket as soon as you think you'd like to join us.

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Want to get off your dating apps and meet someone in real life, but where you don’t have to find out that every cute person at the party is unavailable? Do you think that IRL speed dating is generally awkward and weird? So do we. That’s why we’re putting a Skip the Small Talk twist on dating.

Skip the Small Talks are usually **NOT** for dating, but so many of y’all asked us for a dating event that we decided to make an exception!
We'll be offering "big talk" conversation prompts to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that it's not awkward. We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you divulge.

Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.

Check out our safety policy here: Skip the Small Talk Safety Policy

Need Accessibilty Accommodations?

Trident Books is wheelchair accessible.

We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to us at [masked] so we can discuss what we can do for you.

While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with, please reach out to us at [masked]

COVID-19 Policy

Due to local infection rates, we require that all guests wear a mask at this event, and that all guests show proof of vaccination in order to participate.
Ready to Skip the Small Talk with Us?

Grab a ticket since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.

Want to check out what else is going on at Trident Books? Check out their full event calendar here.

Even though MeetUp will say "You're going" after you RSVP for this event, you will need to purchase a ticket to attend. Please grab one here before we sell out!

Skip the Small Talk at Aeronaut: LGBTQIA+ Speed-Friending

Needs a location

Even though MeetUp will say "You're going" after you RSVP for this event, you will need to purchase a ticket for us to be able to let you in. Please grab one at https://www.skipthesmalltalk.com/calendar/stst-at-aeronaut-lgbtqia-speed-friending-thursday-june-30-2022
before we sell out!

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WHAT'S IT LIKE?

Do you wish you could have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night where for some reason, you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about?

Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Thursday night at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.

We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompts on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you divulge.

There will be food and drinks for sale!

Check-in for this event will begin around 6:15 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 6:30 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.

Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here: tinyurl.com/ststSafety

NEED ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS?

Aeronaut Brewing Company is wheelchair accessible.

We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due to the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to Ashley at [masked] so we can discuss what we can do for you.

We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.

While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with or if money is a barrier to attending, please reach out to Ashley at [masked].

We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local guidelines. In accordance with current local guidelines, we require that all guests wear a mask at this event, and that all guests show proof of full vaccination in order to participate.

READY TO SKIP THE SMALL TALK WITH US?

Grab a ticket at https://www.skipthesmalltalk.com/calendar/stst-at-aeronaut-lgbtqia-speed-friending-thursday-june-30-2022
since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.

Want to check out what else is going on at Aeronaut? Check out their full event calendar here: https://www.aeronautbrewing.com/events/

If you want to be the first to hear about our events so you don't miss out on tickets before we sell out, feel free to sign up for the Skip the Small Talk newsletter at http://eepurl.com/cFVhMX

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FYI that Meetup might say that "you're going" if you RSVP as "going," but you'll need to buy a ticket via https://www.skipthesmalltalk.com/calendar/stst-at-aeronaut-lgbtqia-speed-friending-thursday-june-30-2022
to be allowed at the event due to room capacity. Hope to have you there!

Skip the Small Talk at Trident Books

Needs a location

Even though MeetUp will say "You're going" after you RSVP for this event, you will need to purchase a ticket for us to be able to let you in. Please grab one here before we sell out!

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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Do you wish you could have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night where for some reason, you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about?
Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Wednesday night at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.
We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompts on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you divulge.
There will be food and drinks for sale!
Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7:00 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.
Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here.
NEED ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS?
Trident Books is wheelchair accessible.
We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due to the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to Ashley at ashley@skipthesmalltalk.com so we can discuss what we can do for you.
We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.
While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with or if money is a barrier to attending, please reach out to Ashley at ashley@skipthesmalltalk.com.
We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local guidelines. In accordance with current local guidelines, we require that all guests wear a mask at this event, and that all guests show proof of full vaccination in order to participate.
READY TO SKIP THE SMALL TALK WITH US?
Grab a ticket here since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.
Want to check out what else is going on at Trident Books? Check out their full event calendar here.
If you want to be the first to hear about our events so you don't miss out on tickets before we sell out, feel free to sign up for the Skip the Small Talk newsletter.
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FYI that Meetup might say that "you're going" if you RSVP as "going," but you'll need to buy a ticket here to be allowed at the event due to room capacity. Hope to have you there!

After Work🍻

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👑5 different groups joining

Let's enjoy the beautiful view on the ROOFTOP!! as we make new FRIENDS 😁🍻

Meet us at the BAR, Press(RR) on the elevator.

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