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Don’t just meet people, make friends happy hour #1 with *Free Drink*

Don’t just meet people, make friends

Even though you are awesome, making new friends in a new city is difficult. Instead of going to another bar alone and pretending to be waiting for someone, come meet some people who are also looking to make friends.

We are a new startup looking to help all the awesome people who are new to Chicago find each other. This new social event will help you meet the people with whom you’re most likely to be friends, by creating a social structure to build sincere relationships with those people.

We are building an environment for meeting the right people and building real friendships. This social gathering will help match you with the right people, and thus inspire genuine friendships

How does it work?
● You commit to coming to 3 happy hours over 3 weeks (1 happy hour per week)
● Before the first happy hour you fill out a short 10 question survey that helps us get to know you a
little bit (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi)
● At the first happy hour we put you into small groups of 4 or 5, with all the group members curated
specifically for you, based on the survey results
● You grab your free drink and socialize with your group. We inspire better conversation with story
provoking questions and games
● You laugh, you cry, you grow, and when you finally decide to leave we have you fill out a quick
post event survey (3 questions) about the people you met
● We take the survey data and use it to match you up in a new group for the 2nd happy hour.
Some of the people in your new group may be from your first group, and some will be new

● We repeat the same process, free drinks, rich conversation, personal enlightenment, and a second quick post event survey (3 questions)
● The result being that by the third happy hour you will have created a real social circle with the people you connected with the best. You and these people will have had shared experiences with one another and have formed the basis of a real friendship

To build real relationships with someone you need to have a few shared experiences with them. By investing in 3 happy hours, you’re putting in the groundwork to make and build relationships. Plus it’s all free, so worst case scenario you come out, enjoy a free drink, and then go home and finish season 4 of Arrested Development.

So you want to participate? Awesome! Start by taking the survey (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi) and RSVP’ing to the three happy hours. We will email you event details. You can also stay up to date by joining our meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/Don­t­just­meet­people­make­friends­Chicago/).

TLDR:
Make new friends by taking this survey (http://goo.gl/FFhQLi) and then attending 3 happy hours over 3 weeks (RSVP here).

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  • sally

    This link u added is not goin though if u click on it

    March 12, 2014

    • Greg B.

      I'm sorry about that, here is the direct meetup link http://www.meetup.com...­ Also our meetup is called "Don't just meet people, make friends" if you'd rather search for it directly. Thanks for letting me know about the link Sally

      March 12, 2014

  • Kristy H

    It was a great opportunity and met some new friends, and hung out longer outside the Vinyl bar for karaoke and cocktails :-). Definitely looking fwd to the next series..thanks Greg and Alex :-D

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Armen

    Sorry guys. I'm still out in the burbs with work. Will try and make the next meetup. Looks like a great crowd here.

    March 11, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Sorry you missed it Armen, we had about 110+ people show up. Really fun time. Can't wait to see you next week. To stay up to date on future events please join the "Don't just meet people, make friends" meetup. Here is a link :) http://goo.gl/bA84Ue­­

      March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planned well. It was a great way to meet new people in Chicago.

    March 11, 2014

    • Greg B.

      I'm so glad you enjoyed our event Marissa. We have another one coming up this Tuesday. To stay up to date on future events please join the "Don't just meet people, make friends" meetup. Here is a link :) http://goo.gl/bA84Ue­­

      March 12, 2014

  • Ruben

    I missed it! How was it? Any pictures?

    March 11, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Great times, we'll be posting pictures in the next day or two

      March 12, 2014

  • Caroline

    Great meet up! Very well organized and great venue and turn out!

    March 12, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Thank you Caroline! I'm so happy that you had a good time. To stay up to date on future events please join the "Don't just meet people, make friends" meetup. Here is a link :) http://goo.gl/bA84Ue­

      March 12, 2014

  • Greg B.

    Hi Future friends,

    Just 3 hours until the kickoff of our friendship social series! We just finished putting the finishing touches on everyone matches and are so excited for everyone to meet their groups.

    Last minute reminders

    The venue is Vinyl on Hubbard and LaSalle (121 W. Hubbard St.). The entrance is on the right hand side of Hubbard (if you're facing East ((towards the lake)) about 15 feet from the corner
    When you arrive please check in at the table (we'll be right in front, can't miss us). Alex and our team will be waiting for you arrive. We'll be wearing purple (great color).
    You'll get a name tag (no stress of forgetting someone's name), a drink ticket (yum), and possibly some other goodies.
    As everyone arrives you'll find your groups (we're making it super easy), and dive into some fun games/activities.
    Can't wait to see you all at Vinyl!

    Greg

    March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm nervous. I rarely go anywhere alone. I hope to meet some friendly faces at the event.

    March 10, 2014

    • sally

      U should go ......check it out ....

      March 11, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Love the postive encouragement and offers to meetup beforehand. Sally and Dalit, you're awesome!

      March 11, 2014

  • Alex

    I'll be there! I work nearby. If anyone wants to connect b4 hand. I have no idea what to expect but I also don't care! :)

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok if we get there a little late? 5:30 is a little early with my commute!

    March 10, 2014

    • Greg B.

      We'll be getting the groups of people together around 5:40pm so please do your best to get there as close to then as possible. I understand that life happens and we'll do our best to make sure you still have a great time :)

      March 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ditto. I reverse commute from the suburbs so I would be about an hour late....

      March 11, 2014

  • Ruben

    Might not make it... Guess we will see what happens tmw

    March 10, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Hope you can make it out Ruben!

      March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm nervous. I rarely go anywhere alone. I hope to meet some friendly faces at the event.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Shawnda T.

    Looking forward to seeing some new faces

    March 3, 2014

    • Greg B.

      Excited to meet you too! When you get a chance please fill out the pre-event survey so we can best match you up with friends at the event :) http://goo.gl/FFhQLi­

      March 4, 2014

  • Greg Becker changed the location to Vinyl Social Food & Drink

    March 2, 2014

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