This group is for long term couples between 35-55 who do not have kids and aren't going to have kids later. We've already lost enough friends to the demands of parenthood.
Themed potluck: we pick an overall theme like Italian, Thai, Mediterranean, etc. Each couple brings one entre. The couple hosting also provides a vegetable or salad to round out the meal. This is a casual and fun way to try new dishes and socialize. We take turns hosting and meet monthly or so on Saturdays at 6:30pm. House locations currently range from north druid to little 5 points. We already have an established group of a few couples but I'm adding it to Meetup to broaden the group.
Why I'm starting this group: The married/committed couples who actively decided not to have children is a small community. Let's get together. If you are empty-nesters or wanted kids but were unable to have them, this isn't the group for you.
A note on attendance:- In order to remain a member, please attend at least one event every three months. Membership will expire for those who don't fulfill the above criteria unless there are special circumstances. RSVP policy: If you RSVP'd "yes" we expect you to show up. Sounds obvious but some people treat Meetup more as "if I feel like it that day then I'll go". If a real issue comes up and you can't make it, change your RSVP to a "no" in a timely manner. This is a small group and we meet in each other houses so we need to be courteous to each other. No shows are automatically removed from the group for being flakes.