This is a group for people who have consciously decided to live their lives "free" of children. It's purpose is to create a sense of camaraderie, as we navigate life in this child-centric, pronatalist culture. This is NOT a group for people who have (or want) children, people who are undecided, people who are partners with someone who has children, or empty-nesters. It is not limited to heterosexuals or couples, nor is it geared only toward those who are still of family-planning age. Whether we're 24 or 74, the choice not to have children will always have a profound affect on our lives, and our relationships with family and friends.
The objective of this meetup is to get together as like-minded adults, to SOCIALIZE. It is intended as an avenue for us to meet, whereas we otherwise might not find each other. Since we all eat and/or drink every day, and most of us enjoy going out to dinner once in a while (especially being CF,) why not go out together? Let's meet for some good conversation over dinner or appetizers and drinks, and get to know each other! Hopefully this group will lead to many social opportunities outside of the meetups, and lasting friendships.
Please feel free to contact me or any co-organizer if you'd like to set something up that better suits you, or make a suggestion. If I or a co-organizer can't participate, it doesn't matter - just get it posted it and see what happens! (But don't forget to cancel if necessary as well!) That said, I insist that any meetups posted here are to be held at a location/venue that's suitable for the "general public;" NOT a club or establishment that caters to special interests, lifestyles, etc. (e.g. a church, a strip club, etc.) NO exceptions.
Because these meetups tend to be small and usually involve making reservations/limited seating, it is necessary to cancel if you're not going to show. I realize things happen, and if you're unable to cancel in advance, please show the courtesy of messaging to acknowledge that you didn't show. People who don't show this courtesy will be deleted from the group. Also, there will never be a membership fee... but I will be deleting members who don't at least check in every 4 or 5 months. (Because what's the point in being a member of a meetup if you're not genuinely interested, right?)
Sorry to have to include the following, but it must be said: I realize that we are a diverse group, and it's none of my business what people are involved with outside of this meetup. So, please note that the term "adult" used within context of this meetup merely implies that we are all actual adults, and that we prefer activities which do not include children. The term does NOT imply activities or lifestyle choices which are sexual in nature. If that's the kind of group you're seeking, please look elsewhere. Also, this group is NOT to be used as a recruitment tool for those types of meetups, clubs, etc. If it's drawn to my attention that any member is attempting to do so, he/she will immediately be dropped, and blocked. Please refer to the paragraphs above if there is any reason to question the nature of this group.
Lastly, thank you for your interest in the group! Let's not let "mommy" and "parenting" groups be the only way for people who share common ground to meet. There's so much more to life than children and all entailed!