What we're about

Our meetup group is comprised of mostly singles 45 & over near Dulles / Sterling / Ashburn / Leesburg. This group is open to all mature persons 45 and over who want to widen their social circles and meet other singles in a group setting.

Suggestions for New Members:

• New Members attending for the first-time should arrive promptly at the event start time to facilitate easier introductions (once the event has started we may not have time to help make introductions and unless you are type A personality it can be harder to insert yourself into conversations.)

• New Members should refrain from attending events that require the organizers to make reservations (Monthly Brunches, Grilled Cheese Wednesdays, Dinners for Eight, etc.) until they have met one or more of the organizers at a Monthly Happy Hour or other general event open to unlimited numbers.

Are you at least 45 years old and looking for a co-ed meetup group or seeking a social meetup that acts more like adults than some of the other popular groups? Are you BOLD enough to get out from behind your computer keyboard to meet people in person at various events? We will only approve members that we feel are local to our area and truly just want to widen their social circles and interact with other local adults.

Are you Bored with On-Line Dating? Frustrated losing precious moments of your life on time wasting apps? Are you just feeling kind of tired reading profiles on Plenty of Fish, Match, OKCupid, Bumble, eHarmony, and the like? Taking a break from dating altogether? Wouldn't it be great to just get together with others face-to face on a weeknight in a relaxed bar, microbrewery, or wine bar? Do you feel you could stand to just have a nice outing with adult conversation and no pressure?

BOLD has nothing to do with online dating and is really about peer to peer socializing; even if you are married or dating, you can apply for membership. As a group, we will always try to host one happy hour each month on the first Tuesday or Wednesday. The goal is to grow this group to be the premier social happy hour group for adults in Loudoun County and the surrounding area. In the last year we have grown from 500 to 1100+ members.

To become a BOLD member, you must live or work in Loudoun County communities such as Sterling, Ashburn, Brambleton or Leesburg and areas close by like Purcellville, Hamilton, Chantilly, Herndon, Reston and Dulles. Memberships are approved by the Leadership Team with approvals based on a steady balance in the demographics and geography of the group and based on your answers to questions asked during sign-up. For example, if you do not live in the immediate area, please compel us to approve you membership by stating clearly why you feel you desire membership in our group and what brings you to the Dulles Corridor on a regular basis.

Please be within the age range described above, fill out the questionnaire and provide a clear and recent photo of yourself so we can recognize you at events. Profiles without self-photos, or with sunglasses, or that are not completely filled out will not be considered for membership. Answers to application questions are used as a basis for determining membership approval.

If you have an event suggestion that will enrich lives in ways other than happy hour, please don't hesitate to speak up. We will gladly entertain any ideas, but we don't want to re-invent the wheel either. For example, if you want routine bicycling events, we can suggest some other meetups for that if you cant find them on your own.

Visit our other meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/loudoun-going-out-to-eat-group/

Learn more about BOLD at https://www.meetup.com/BOLD45/ABOUT

Policies: https://www.meetup.com/BOLD45/pages/23823920/POLICY

Disclaimer: https://www.meetup.com/BOLD45/pages/23818181/DISCLAIMER/

Trademark: https://www.meetup.com/BOLD45/pages/29690426/TRADEMARK/

If you RSVP "yes" to a meetup and do not not attend without adjusting your RSVP, that is considered a "no show." Members may NOT be provided a warning, before they are removed from the group for violations of our policy posted to https://www.meetup.com/BOLD45/pages/23823920/POLICY/ (If you are removed from any of our groups for a 'No Show' violation, you will be removed from all of our groups at the same time.)

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If you are looking for our Going Out to Eat group:

https://www.meetup.com/loudoun-going-out-to-eat-group/ (https://www.meetup.com/Bored-with-OnLine-Dating-Singles-Dulles/)

Upcoming events (5)

June Afternoon at Hidden Brook Winery

Hidden Brook Winery

Hidden Brook Winery is located in a log cabin surrounded by a peaceful forest, far away from the hustle of everyday life.
Hidden Brook's approach to crafting our wines, especially their Reds, is by taking the Italian approach. Overall, their Reds are softer in tannins and exhibit more fruit forward qualities, all while remaining classically dry. Hidden Brook's wine making goal is to create and craft wines that anyone can enjoy, so you can be sure your trip to Hidden Brook will include a diverse wine line up, including Whites and Reds.

There is a Groupon for $9 for $20 of wine and food:
https://www.groupon.com/deals/hidden-brook-winery-1

Hidden Brook offers an array of cheeses and charcuterie to pair with your wine, as well as flatbread pizzas. You are more than welcome to bring your own food as well.

6/16 BOLD Happy Hour

t'Kila Latin Kitchen & Bar

LOCATION CONFIRMED

IF YOU DON'T PLAN TO SHOW UP, DON'T SIGN UP.

The last meetup we held pre-Covid was at t'KiLa Latin Kitchen & Bar in Lansdowne. Its time to do it again!

t'KiLa Latin Kitchen & Bar invites us to experience a culinary fusion of Mexican/Latin cuisine. Infuse your senses in an extraordinary culinary experience based on delicious and traditional dishes. All dishes are made from scratch with the freshest available seasonal ingredients and presented in an energetic bar and dining environment.

t’KiLa HAPPY HOUR - SPECIALS
$3.50 dips (guac and queso)
Half Price Bottles of Wine

Live MUSIC 6/18 The New Thirty Band

Crossroads

Join BOLD for a summer filled with live music; making up for 2020.

** WE HAVE RESERVED TABLES RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BAND **

Please post to the comments if you are at the event and not with the group so we can find you or you can find the us.

Come see local favorites Melanie Cross and Jim Draughn. The New Thirty is one of the hottest rock cover bands in the Washington, DC area, playing a high-energy mix of classic rock, alternative and pop music. We specialize in getting the crowd on their feet, dancing and singing along to all of the songs you love from the 70s through today!

Attendance is limited by this meetup. Thank you for your understanding.

6/22 BOLD Happy Hour

Rock N' Claws

LOCATION CONFIRMED

WE'RE BACK ON THE PATIO ** JUNE 22 **

IF YOU DON'T PLAN TO SHOW UP, DON'T SIGN UP.

For this Happy Hour we will meet the FOURTH Tuesday of the month in Ashburn; Rock N' Claws - a Rock and Roll style joint serving top quality seafood with an Asian flair. If you have been to out meetup here before, you know the owner is very welcoming and friendly.

Plenty of parking and located near Finnegan's Irish Grill in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center. The owner, Tu, is excited to have us visit his restaurant again and he will have happy hour menu items and drink specials again.

Visit the happy hour menu... https://www.rocknclaws.com/menu

At Rock 'n' Claws, they focus on creating specialized sauces that elevate the natural tastes of the meat and fish they serve. They continue to perfect and experiment with new dishes, so there will always have something new to try!

Past events (277)

6/8 BOLD Happy Hour

Finnegan's Grill & Irish Pub

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