What we're about

I read an article in the NYT about a woman (Dale Pollekoff) who started this group in LA. I'm in the same boat and I looked for something like it here in Chicago. It's an unfilled niche: female friends past fifty. Plenty of meetups for 50's singles, 40's professionals, and 20's of every persuasion. But 50+? Not a one. FFF>F fills this gap.

If you're 50+, living in Chicago, looking for friends, you've found the right place. We are a great group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women. After a few meetups, you will begin to make connections and form friendships....not overnight, but over time.

IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! I require a picture that shows your features--a close-up of ONLY your head & shoulders, with no obscuring elements like sunglasses or low hats. As Organizer your picture is an essential tool, often the only way to tell one member from another. PLEASE check your profile picture BEFORE you request membership. If your picture fails to meet my requirements, your request will be turned down. And this makes a lot more work for me--having to review join requests two and three times.

Because the waitlist usually exceeds the RSVP list for our events, it is especially frustrating when members cancel same day or don’t show up. I have decided to ask for an email confirmation and an event fee to cut back on empty seats at the table. If you have NOT paid the fee YOU ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THE EVENT. As such 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 MEETUP APP. It is also essential to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event for updates—stuff happens. If you are RSVPing Yes to an event you will be charged a fee.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON EDITING YOUR PROFILE

One last thing. Don't let a long waitlist deter you from RSVPing. Most waitlisters ultimately get in to the events, and if there's a long enough list, where possible, I will add a table.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Michel(e)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITING YOUR PROFILE TO COMPLY

For instructions on how to change your picture. To change your main profile photo: Desktop Web Click on your circular profile icon. Select Profile from the drop-down menu. Click Change your photo. Select your preferred option (Use my Facebook photo, Upload a new photo, Pick an existing photo, Don’t show a photo). Choose the photo you want to upload. Click Done. Android app From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. Tap Edit profile. Tap the Camera icon on your current profile picture. Select one of the following options: Take a photo Pick photo Delete photo Tap the Checkmark icon to save your changes. iOS app From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. Tap the Pencil icon. Select Change beneath your current profile picture. Select one of the following options: Take a photo Select photo Delete photo Tap Save to confirm your update. To change your photo for a specific Meetup group profile: Desktop Web Go to the Meetup group page. Select Manage group if you're on the leadership team or select You’re a member. Select Your member profile. Select Change your photo. Select your preferred option (Use my Facebook photo, Upload a new photo, Pick an existing photo, Don’t show a photo). Choose your photo. Click Done. iOS app Navigate to the Meetup group’s homepage. Tap on the row of member photos. Tap on your name from the Member list or search using the Magnifying Glass icon in the top right corner. Tap Edit Responses. Tap Change Select one of the following options: Take a photo Select photo Delete photo Tap Save to confirm your update. Note: It's not currently possible to change your profile photo for a specific Meetup group using the Android app.

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 mobile 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 green light (say yes to) all the options.

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Change of Venue Lux Bar Wed Oct 28th

LuxBar

Good Evening, We have a 5:30 pm reservation at Lux Bar in the Gold Coast. Viagra Triangle to be exact. Ha! We will have 2 tables of 5 and 1 of 6. They will only provide 1 check per table so PLEASE BRING CASH! 20% gratuity will be added. This is nice place with a pretty outdoor patio and seating on Bellevue. It's going to be chilly so please be prepared to eat wearing your coat. If you can't make it please cancel your RSVP at least 5 hours prior. This ought to be interesting. Thank you! Susan

Past events (31)

Dinner at Cafecito

411 W Fullerton Pkwy

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