What we're about
"Peter - I want to say thank you. All my good friends and the love of my life, I have met through your events. Now I have a beautiful baby and it's all because of you!" - Jill
"Before I found out about your events, I stayed home and was a loner. Now I find myself being a social butterfly. My confidence level has never been higher. I've met so many friends and wonderful people. Thank you for what you have done!" - Sarah
"Peter, you probably don't remember me but I went to last year's Division Street Bar Crawl. I met this girl from Dubai and I had the week of my life. I just want to say thank you." - Tall young guy
The three above comments were made by our members. These are just three out of hundreds I have gotten over the last several years. It's hard to explain to people over a web page on why we're different and why I started this group in the first place. And to be honest, it's almost impossible to explain. I see so many comments on Meetup about how to meet people, on doing a "pre-meetup" before a meetup, on how to even show up at an event. It's because these people have never been to my events. And they think, accurately for the most part, that it's not just hard to meet people, but scary too. Who wouldn't be? But our meetups are not like any others. We're genuine, authentic and real. All our members are no different than other meetups that are disappointing but what makes us different is in our culture. We are an inclusive, friendly and social group. Why and how? Because we created this culture since our first meetup 4 years ago. And since then thousands have been to our events, thousands more have connected, hundreds have met their best friends and even over a dozen have gotten married. Yup, all this because of a passion to connect others. Read my two blogs and you will understand why I did all this: How It All Started (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/62-meet-people-chicago-how-it-all-started) and Creating a Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).
Now, creating all these events hundreds of them a year so we can connect thousands of Chicagoans take much effort and time. That's why for the most part we charge a small fee, usually $10 for our events for our hosting and organizing services as well as event expenses. Or if you want to save money, subscribe for just $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to our events at no extra charge. We hope you understand for a small amount we are able to change lives for the better.
So, don't worry about meeting people here. I guarantee you that you will have a good time and that you will meet interesting people. If you are still nervous (and it's okay) just direct message me and I will try my best to answer your questions.
-Peter Shen, Founder of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/)
Ni Hao! Salut! Ciao! Kon Nichiwa! Czesc! Ola! Shalom! Hola! Hallo!
If you can say any of those hellos or if you like to learn other people's language and culture, then welcome my friends!
Meet International People (MIP) is perfect for expats or people from foreign countries who love America, love their country and love meeting people of other countries! Whether you are an international student, professional from abroad, or just visiting the United States, come to our fun events to meet people just like you! Besides other expats you'll meet, you'll get to practice your English and get to understand Americans. We are a curious bunch. :)
MIP also welcomes Americans who love to meet international people. Perhaps you want to enhance your French, Portuguese or Chinese. Or you would like to expand your circle of friends to include a German friend, because you're going to Germany soon! Or you are just fascinated by other cultures. Whatever the reason, come join us too!
Based on parties from our trips abroad, every month we will have get togethers and international themed parties! You'll meet people from all over the world, while at the same time having an incredible time!
International events are hosted by MeetPeopleChicago.com (http://meetpeoplechicago.com/). Welcome to the Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).
About Meet People Chicago
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Chicago's number one social group