What we’re about
Let me guess - you joined Meetup because you either:
A. Recently relocated here and are SO PSYCHED to make a few new friends because you still have friends back home, but it would be nice to have a few new buddies to grab some drinks with until you convince at least one of your old friends to relocate as well
B. Are going through an awful breakup and desperately need to fake a social life on Instagram so your ex will think you moved on
C. Your lifelong friends are all getting married, pregnant, or moving away, and one day it just hit you that you’re getting somewhat old, and it might be time to get back out there and make some friends
D. All of the above - In which case, hun, please come to an event and Instagram the hell out of it, I will literally comment heart eyes on your selfie to make your ex and old friends jealous
Regardless of your reason for downloading this app, it's safe to assume that like me you're probably struggling to find friends now that you're no longer in college or have glowed up in recent years. If there’s anything I’ve learned as an adult, it’s that making + keeping friends after the age of 21 might actually require more effort than a dating life and career combined 🤷🏼♀️ In elementary school you could literally go up to someone and be like, “Hey, you’re my best friend now” and they would be totally cool with that. Now you're lucky if you meet one person that kinda doesn’t annoy you, shares a similar interest, and is off work the same days.
Unless you want all of your friends to be co-workers (& let’s be real, with so many of us working from home or being the alcoholic of our friend group this isn’t even an option) there really aren’t that many effective ways to build a new friend group outside of your college days. Hence why I started this Meetup group - because as rough as it is, I think having a well rounded social life is the key to surviving adulthood. If you join my group, I can’t guarantee you’ll have an awesome social life but I can guarantee to provide a fun environment, unique activities, and hopefully a cool group of people to get to know.
I hate setting rules because let’s be honest, rules were made to be broken. However, with all of my Meetup groups I do have a few guidelines just to ensure we all are getting the most out of the group.
1. THIS IS NOT A DATING GROUP. Go download Tinder or Hinder or whatever the TikTok kids are using these days. I’m one of those people who believes friends can lead to the best lovers… if you meet the love of your life in this group then you’re welcome, but please don’t join with that being your only intention.
2. Don’t join if you’re never going to actually attend an event. I hate to break it to you but if you’re one of those people who joins but never attends events, it’s time to face the reality that a social life just isn’t really for ya!
3. If you’re judgmental, I hope the door hits you on the way out. Seriously - leave the snobbery or whatever trash personality trait you have at home. The fact you downloaded an app called “Meetup” probably means you should be a bit humble 🤷🏼♀️ We’re all doing the best we can and I won’t put up with any bullying or offensive behavior in the group.
4. You're under 21. I'm sorry but if you can't get legally wasted with us over brunch please don't waste our time.
5ish. This isn't really a "rule" but everyone seems to ask so - there isn't an age limit or majority for my groups but just be cool, ya know? If you're 23 or 75, I don't really care as long as you're wanting to have a good time and let your personality shine through.
I feel like I used to have more rules but this is all I can think of at the moment. OH - it’s still a pandemic people! So use your own discretion on attending events, I recommend being vaccinated but I know some of y'all freak the f out if someone uses the V word.
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