You may be a member if you are a gay man and think there's fun to be had outside of bars. Our adventures take us outdoors to include hiking, mountain biking, camping, backpacking, zip-lining, obstacle courses, whitewater rafting, and day trips, as well as inside to include bowling, game nights, art exhibits, movies, coffee mixers, community service, concerts, and plays. New memberships will not be approved if their profile is without a face picture.
Effective September 2020, membership has a limit of 120 active members. If the list is full, you will have to wait until a member leaves the group and re-apply.
We’re an active, dynamic, and engaged group for the gay community. For your membership, we offer multiple opportunities to engage each month. To support these efforts and to maintain a sense of community, we ask the following of our members:
• Attend at least one event within your first 30 days. This is a probationary period.
• Thereafter, attend at least one event per quarter, to maintain our sense of community.
• RSVP to events that interest you, and honor your RSVPs.
• Last-minute cancellations can be problematic for event hosts; avoid them if possible. No show/no call can be grounds for removal. To cancel your attendance to an event, you must remove your name from the roster 48 hours prior to the event. If that is not completed, you will be considered a no show if you miss the event.
• Have fun!
NOTE: Member engagement is monitored. Non-participating members may be removed. Please refer to our policy page below:
Effective February 2020 all members must include a face picture in their profile. This policy helps identify new members and acts as a safeguard should emergencies arise during an outdoor event, such as a hike or while camping. New memberships will not be approved if their profile is without a face picture.
The following policies keep us in touch, organized and altogether awesome:
Engagement: Single Guys Outside is a group all about the community. Community requires engagement. In other words, we like you and want to see you.
1. New members excite us. We hope to see them sooner than later. A new member is expected to engage in their first event within 60 days of joining. So…sign up and then show up.
2. All activities, including backpacking trips, are planned and lead by fellow club members. The Single Guys Outside does not guarantee that hike leaders are experienced in group leadership, first aid, or wilderness navigation. Members who participate in Club activities do so at their own risk, with no expectation of care from Single Guys Outside Hike Leaders, Leadership Council Members or the Organizer.
3. Engaged members attend at least one event every three months. So…keep showing up.
4. Members will be removed due to a lack of engagement. So…don't not show up.
No Flake: No-show flakes aren’t. Our events are dynamic and require effort behind the scenes to ensure members can simply arrive and have fun.
1. When a member fails to honor an event RSVP, he will receive a strike. This includes both no-shows and last-minute cancellations (canceling your RSVP within 48-hours of an event or after an event’s RSVP deadline, if one exists).
2. Members who receive three strikes within a six-month period will be removed from the group.
3. Immediate removal from the group can occur as a result of a no-show in situations where an exact headcount is required, an event can’t start until everyone has arrived, or if monetary considerations are involved.
Remember: Life happens. If you must cancel at the last minute, please reach out to the event host by way of the comments section of the event, phone or text. We want to make sure you’re ok. A no-show with no-contact is no-cool. Effective 2/1/20, individuals who do not cancel an RSVP and notify the host at least 72 hours prior to an event that includes a fee, will be expected to pay the event fee in full whether they are present or not.
Waitlist: A waitlist will be employed for events with an attendance cap. Adding yourself to a waitlist assumes intent/availability to attend should a slot becomes available.
1. Any member on a waitlist should remove his RSVP immediately when he can no longer honor it.
2. Any member who is promoted from the waitlist after the RSVP deadline will have a strike imposed if he then cancels his RSVP.
Parties: Occasionally, members will host parties in their homes. In an effort to promote safety, group investment, and to prevent one of our parties from becoming one of those parties (you know what we mean), the following considerations are in place:
1. Members are to adhere to the RSVP deadline, as determined by the event host.
2. New members must have attended at least one event prior to the RSVP deadline.
3. Members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the gathering. Those not may be asked to leave the event. Depending upon the conduct, they may be removed from the group.