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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 01:23 AM
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I didn't want the whole evening to be a loss so I went to a brew house, a place that I know has some very good sangria. I had not eaten yet so I sat at the bar and had a couple drinks and ate my dinner. A gentleman sat beside me and we chatted for about an hour. No chemistry on my part but it was nice to just chat.
Good stuff!

And you did it...! Pat on the back to you. That event wasn't for you... but a hiking group is a good suggestion or maybe Sangria appreciation?


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Look up Melani Robinson and her OLD blog. Fairly entertaining read and lots of good advise.

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I also say go with the hiking/camping/paddling/outdoor geared groups on Meetup. I have met some really cool people through these groups and found some really nice places to explore I would have never normally gone.

Its really hard to find someone with a passion for outdoors/being active, isn't it?? That is one of my requirements - must be a regular hiker/camper and would prefer they own a kayak. Well now I own two so that isn't a big deal....but really I want someone to come with me on my adventures and actually enjoy themselves. All I seem to find are people willing to try what I like but not really having a passion for it. They have to enjoy camping at least as much as my dog or it will not be a match, lol.
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Your experience is much like my own. I could not believe my eyes last night. These people seemed so desperate and lonely, socially awkward and throwing themselves at each other. Not for me!
I would feel the same way, AVR! I'm so not into a scene like that!

And hell, I'm in my early 60s!

Let's just say that if I'm ever going to connect with a gal, it sure as hell won't be one who is coming on as being or acting "desperate!"

A scene like that would literally scare the living hell out of me!

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I've followed a number of meetup hiking groups in my area a few years ago. One thing I noticed is the hikes I wanted to go on always filled up before I had a chance to sign up. Never tried just going anyway as I figured that'd be rude but would probably have worked.

I may not have gone on any hikes with the groups but I've gone on a number of hikes I only found out about because a group did it and I looked it up afterwards. my schedule usually didn't match up or it got full but I woukd go later on my own.

Does anyone have any sites similar to meetup they recommend?


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If all else fails....... hang around a Golden Corral :ducks:

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B-We know what we are, but know not what we may be
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@AVR1962

I saw a Golden Corral commercial this past weekend and thought about you!

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I saw a Golden Corral commercial this past weekend and thought about you!
LOL, I think it will be a long time before I live this one down!
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