What we're about
While Philadelphia, PA is listed as the home city, members from New Jersey, Delaware and other surrounding areas are encouraged to join us to make new PLATONIC FRIENDS! Our events are in Philadelphia and several surrounding counties.
There are so many fun-loving 40+ age folks out there who are looking to expand their social circle and get-together with a new friend for dinner, movies, bowling, a walk in the park, bike rides, museums, coffee, a hike, etc. and just want the simple innocence of a new friendship with absolutely no strings attached, one that is PLATONIC.
The type of friendship that use to occur naturally when we were younger, when we were too young for dating, where you made new friends spontaneously and simply enjoyed each other's company for a day, week, month or years. It may be with someone of your own gender or not, because it really doesn't matter. The only requirement is that both of you have a common interest in meeting some new PLATONIC friends.
This 40+ Platonic Friends group was created just for this purpose!
*** We encourage members to list a few activities in their profile that interest them so fellow-members can see where there may be a commonality. ***
Once you join and become a member, you are automatically expressing your willingness to send and/or receive emails to other members to see if they have enough social interests in common to make both of you want to get together and meet to enjoy these interests. As a member, you realize that there's MOST LIKELY other members, other than you, that are receiving emails and you DO NOT have a problem with that at all. This group is not for possessive, jealous people -- it's for making new PLATONIC friends, not competing with one another or seeing who is the most popular.
Please note: for security reasons, you must upload a close-up photo of YOUR face, without obstructions (like sunglasses, etc.) to be easily identifiable.
HOW TO GET BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM THIS GROUP:
1 - Persistent unwelcome emails - if you email a member and they don't respond OR if they respond initially (and may or may not meet with you), but then you don't hear from them again -- PLEASE TAKE THE UNSPOKEN HINT that the person just doesn't feel as comfortable as they like with this new friendship and leave it at that. IF THEY CONTACT US that you are pursuing them further, then you will be permanently banned from this group.
2 - If it's discovered through members who contact us that someone is soliciting sexual services or using this group to solicit any business whatsoever, you will be permanently banned from the group as a member, as well as brought to the attention the of Meetup Security Team.
3 - ALSO, although dating is great between members, if we are informed that a member is harassing, stalking or pressing members to "date" them (and there isn't a mutual consent), then that member will also be banned permanently, as well as brought to the attention the of Meetup Security Team.