Re: Going Out for the First Time
If I may add in regards to MeetUp - stay away from the groups aimed towards singles. One of the first things I did was join a group called SinglesMingle. The idea was that everyone on the room was single and available. I only attended a few meeting. I met one woman thru the group, who was there as a guest. Most all of the other women in the group were desperately seeking ANYONE. I stopped attending, when it became apparent that the simple act of saying hello implied some degree of being attracted to that person. Ironically I met some new male friends thru the group, who I now go out with once a week for dinner and drinks. One guy I have taken a few motorcycle rides with, another who I visited in Colorado after he moved, Another who I golf with a lot and another I hang out with occassionally.
So I guess my word to the wise, is avoid singles groups or social groups and sign up for activity related groups.
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