Finding Female Friends past Fifty, which started in Los Angeles in January 2016, has taken off! We now have (or soon will) chapters in New York City, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Boulder, Chapel Hill, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, the SF Bay Area, Barcelona, Spain, and Perth, Australia. This is the launch of FInding Female Friends/ Washington DC Chapter.
2019 is still the Year of the Woman. We are finally getting the recognition we deserve. But our demographic, in particular, is one of transition. Children are gone, careers winding down, and schedules less cluttered. Just when we have more time for friends, we are most disconnected from the networks that allowed us to find them. FFF>F taps into this need. It explains why the New York Times article about us was so widely read, and still being shared. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/style/self-care/finding-female-friends-over-50-meetup.html
If you're 50+, and looking for friends in the Washington DC area, you've found the right place. We are a group of vital, interesting, and supportive women. In the wisdom of our 5th decade, we have replaced competition with collaboration and found self-acceptance. After a few meetups, you will begin to make connections and form friendships....not overnight, but over time.
IMPORTANT! We 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 the requirements, your request won't be accepted. LINK TO MU HELP MENU PROFILE PICTURE INSTRUCTIONS: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-How-do-I-change-my-profile-photo - One more thing: 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 necessary to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event—stuff happens. Here's a link with instructions for turning on Email Updates: