What we're about

(Finding Female Friends past Fifty is a registered trademark.)

Women in general, and our demographic in particular, are beginning to get the recognition we deserve; our contributions, and our needs are being acknowledged. But, many of us are without the social connections we yearn for. And finding friends past fifty is a challenge. This is why the New York Times article about FFF>F went viral. It tapped into this great need.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/style/self-care/finding-female-friends-over-50-meetup.html

If you're looking for friends, you've found the right place. We are a 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.

If you live in LA, and want to join us, please consider taking an active role by becoming an event organizer or host. At 2,700+ members, your collaboration is essential. One lonely person at the helm can't possibly produce enough events to satisfy this large and eager membership. Plus what better way to bypass the waitlist than to host or create your own event?

If you want to sign up for our monthly newsletter/event listing, which includes all three of our groups (Finding Female Friends past Fifty, Kitchen Table Talks, and Being Elders). Please subscribe here:

https://tinyurl.com/FFFpastF

IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!

I require a picture that shows your features--a close-up of ONLY your head & shoulders, no sunglasses, low hats, profile shots.

As Organizer your picture is an essential tool, often the only way to tell one member from another. Plus it sets the tone of openness and welcoming that underscores our mission. PLEASE check your profile picture BEFORE you request membership. If your picture fails to meet the requirements, your request will be denied. Here's how to change your profile picture:

https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo

One more thing:

I must be able to communicate with you. To do so your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS must be turned on in SETTINGS both on your computer and phone app. Without notifications, it will be hard to get into events, as you won't know when new ones are posted.

For instructions on how to change your settings, go to the FFFF home page. Click on MORE (under the picture of the lovely ladies), then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Select our group (FFF>F). 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 available on the web application, but not 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 greenlight all the options.

Don't let a long waitlist deter you from RSVPing. There are always cancellations, and if there's a long enough list, where possible, we will add a table or make a second shift.

One last thing: FFF>F IS ABOUT FINDING FRIENDS, NOT CUSTOMERS. SO COME PREPARED FOR CONVERSATION AND CAMARADERIE. AND, PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR BUSINESS-NETWORKING HAT AT HOME.

Looking forward to meeting you!

--Dale

Upcoming events (5)

Cuisine, Cocktails, and Conversation

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[SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE EVENTS REQUIRES A COMMITMENT TO SHOW UP. IF YOU MUST CANCEL, PLEASE DO SO AT LEAST 24 HRS AHEAD. WE ARE NOW ENFORCING A 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT POLICY FOR NO-SHOWS!] Saturday night blahs? We're here for you every Saturday at 6:00. Arouse yourself from the ZZZ's, by engaging in the C's: Conversation, Camaraderie, Cuisine, Cocktails, and Community.

Quarantine Cocktail Time

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[SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE EVENTS REQUIRES A COMMITMENT TO SHOW UP. IF YOU MUST CANCEL, PLEASE DO SO AT LEAST 24 HRS AHEAD. WE ARE NOW ENFORCING A 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT POLICY FOR NO-SHOWS!] Is lockdown leading you to drink? Don't drink alone. Tuesday evenings are quarantine cocktail time. So set an alarm to shake you out of your doldrums, change into your casual clothes (oh, you're already in them), and relax with old and new FFfriends. Embedded in each Zoomed and pixelated face is a real person waiting for you, potentially, on the other side when we get out of this hell hole. There's no need for a designated driver, so knock yourself out.

Quarantine Cocktail Time

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[SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE EVENTS REQUIRES A COMMITMENT TO SHOW UP. IF YOU MUST CANCEL, PLEASE DO SO AT LEAST 24 HRS AHEAD. WE ARE NOW ENFORCING A 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT POLICY FOR NO-SHOWS!] Is lockdown leading you to drink? Don't drink alone. Tuesday evenings are quarantine cocktail time. So set an alarm to shake you out of your doldrums, change into your casual clothes (oh, you're already in them), and relax with old and new FFfriends. Embedded in each Zoomed and pixelated face is a real person waiting for you, potentially, on the other side when we get out of this hell hole. There's no need for a designated driver, so knock yourself out.

Friday Quarantini Happy Hour #1

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[SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE EVENTS REQUIRES A COMMITMENT TO SHOW UP. IF YOU MUST CANCEL, PLEASE DO SO AT LEAST 24 HRS AHEAD. WE ARE NOW ENFORCING A 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT POLICY FOR NO-SHOWS!] Please note: we're holding two FQHH's concurrently every Friday at 5:00. Cocktails, mocktails, to-may-toes, to-mah-toes...George Gershwin may have wanted to call the whole thing off, but I want to start something new: Friday Quarantini (thanks, Hammer Museum!) Happy Hour! I miss happy hours with friends, and I suspect that you do, too. So, in this time of COVID-19, I’d like to keep alive a tradition that has been balm for the soul for decades, if not centuries. Please join me if you feel the same way, and let’s share some kind of mind altering beverage, even if it’s just orange juice. Some kind of drink required!! NOTE: The bar only seats 12, but there’s standing room, too, so stop by if you’re in the neighborhood and see if the bartender will squeeze you in...:)

Past events (248)

Friday Quarantini Happy Hour #2

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