Inspired by an article I found in “The New York Times” about female friends past fifty, I decided to create my own women’s friendship group in the East Bay. I believe it’s an unfilled niche because there are plenty of meetups for 50's singles, 40's professionals, and 20's of every persuasion. But 50's friends? Nada. FFF>F fills this gap. If you're 50+, live in the East Bay, looking for friends, you've found the right place. We are a great group of dynamic, interesting, and supportive women. After a few meetups, you will begin to know our active members, and you will form friendships....not overnight, but over time. So come prepared for conversation and camaraderie. And, please, leave your business-networking hat at home; this is about finding friends, not customers.
I require a picture that shows your features (a mug shot) so that I can tell one member from another. As Organizer your picture is an essential tool for helping me to remember who you are. In your meetup profile photo, please do not use group shots, distance shots, faces obscured by scarves or sunglasses, images of dogs, flowers, and cartoons.
One more thing:
For events, it is frustrating when guests cancel on the same day or don’t show up. Asking for an email confirmation, or requiring a refundable deposit, are two tactics I decided to use to cut back on empty seats at the table. So it’s essential, as a member of our group, that you have your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS turned on in SETTINGS both on your desktop computer, AND ALSO ON YOUR PHONE APP. It is also essential to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event—stuff happens.
For instructions on how to change your settings, go to the FFFF home page. Click on MORE, then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Now select "Email and notification settings." Make sure you've checked all the boxes that allow me to email and notify you. The Message Board is only available on the web application, you can't see it on the mobile app.
To edit Settings on the moblile app, go to your profile icon, (bottom right corner), then go to the 3 dots icon (upper right corner). Select "Push notifications", then select "Change email updates." Make sure you greenlight all the options.