The idea is to allow conversations leading to finding people that you may actually like being friends with. Some of us don't have the luxury of being in the company of friends who have the same mental frequency as ours and over time it simply leads to feeling of loneliness, especially for outsiders in a city who don't have their family or childhood friends to hang out with.
This is not just another happy hour socializing club where you are simply meeting random strangers to just hang out for the night and talk about the weather. This doesn't mean that we won't have fun, but simply that there will often be a theme of every meetup and people who identify with it can come and meet more of their kinds.
From meeting to celebrate Jimmy Hendrix's birth anniversary at a Karaoke place to a discussion on Presidential elections to talking about LGBT lifestyle - the topics can vary. Topics will be decided based on feedback and recommendations from the members. As this group has evolved, typical events include game nights, local festivals/concerts/events, dining out, dance events, bowling, rollerskating, movies, spoken word, etc.
We are always looking for new organizers, so if you're interested or have an idea for an event, please let Jamie & Emmanuel know!
No Show Policy: (Not applicable to big events like concerts, festivals, etc. with no attendance limit)
The Like Minded Group Organizers request that you please keep your RSVPs for our events up-to-date, especially when there is an attendance limit &/or waitlist. Note that if you no-show to 3 (max limit), you will automatically be removed from the group. Individual organizers also respect the right to make their own rules for no-shows to their events with an attendance limit & waitlist, made clear in the event description. No-shows are disrespectful to other group members that want to attend and are on a waitlist, and could have attended had other members changed their RSVP rather than no-showed. Last minute cancellations are also discouraged as it’s hard for someone to attend with little notice prior to the event. We understand that certain circumstances and emergencies arise, so feel welcome to reach out to us if/when this happens. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our events, which is why we decided to start this policy. Thank you!
Update 12/3/2019: This group now requires a profile picture; we strongly request that the photo be of your actual face, though it is not required. We feel this is a simple request since this is a social group for meeting others, and it helps members get to know each other and organizers get to know you. It also makes identifying people much easier for events, especially those with a large number of attendees, and aids in managing the events more efficiently. If you're not sure how to add a photo to your profile, or have a Meetup profile photo that is not showing up for the Like Minded group, please see instructions here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo
Additionally, here’s how you can change the photo for this group: You have to do this from a computer, not the app on your phone. If you click on your small image in the upper right hand corner & click on profile, that will take you to your main Meetup profile page, which shows whatever picture you have for that. Underneath that photo is where you can change that photo or see other photos you’ve previously uploaded. From the list of groups on that page, click on the Like Minded group. Then click on “You’re a member” & then “Your member profile” from the drop-down list. This will take you to your member profile for the Like Minded group. On the right, you can choose “Change your photo”, then choose if you want to upload a photo or use an existing one. Once you choose a photo and click “done”, that photo should then appear for your profile for that group.