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What happened to us??!! If your like me, your single or divorced, busy with a full time job, and with commitments at home which don't allow you much time for yourself. I find myself spending way too much energy on the daily grind instead on having fun, staying active, and investing some time in myself. I started a Meetup for those who find themselves single and looking for an opportunity to meet new people, start new friendships, and get out and have some fun. It doesn't matter if you have never been married, going through separation or divorce, children or no children, you just need to be single and committed to a drama-free environment to join.

Our Meetup's purpose would be to provide Fox Valley Area singles the opportunity to go to events such as Happy Hours, Live Music performances, Wine Tasting events, Outdoor events (volleyball, softball, Frisbee, walking, biking, etc), Poker nights, Bunco nights, house parties, Sporting events, Gym nights, Trivia nights, Movie nights, really any event that's fun and exciting. We can even include events for the whole family (minus the ex's of course!). Our Meetup group will also provide single professionals with a way to meet other singles without the pressure of one-on-one dating or having to result to online dating so much. Meetup events are usually a great way to spend some time getting to know someone in a safer, group environment. However, the official purpose of the Meetup would not be a dating site. Responsible, adult behavior with common sense rule the day in this Meetup group.

Our demographic is predominately Singles in their 30s-50s, but any adult is welcome to join.

There are only a few requirements to belong to the Fox Valley Singles Meetup. You must be single, which means that you have never been married or you are separated, divorced, or widowed, and be able to provide a recent, close-up picture of yourself when you join. Your picture can have anything in it you want, but you must be in the picture, it must be obvious of who you are in the picture, and the picture must be recent. We also will not accept requests for membership who apply using internet handles, or initials, for a profile name. We need your real first name. Exceptions to this are if you are called by your middle name or a lifelong nickname, example "Buddy" "Rick" "Joe", etc...One last thing, if you find yourself constantly surrounded by self-imposed drama, do all of us a favor and don't join. I reserve the right to remove anyone from the Group who brings unwanted drama to the events or to other members.

Additionally, I never started this Group to have the largest membership count. Some Meetups out there have membership counts in the 1,000's, but only have a fraction of that count as active members. I try to keep our membership count in the 400-600's, with a 100 or so actively participating in events. In order to do this, I purge member's accounts who are stale. Should you join and not visit the site for more than 4 months, you will be removed from the Group.

On a final note, unmarried couples are invited. Just make it well known that you are not available if you join with your significant other or you find a significant other in this group!

I look forward to meeting you! Joel

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