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Old 02-15-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'm into fitness and working out. A friend from back home suggested I join a Crossfit Gym to make friends. I enjoy working out alone but I do miss the social aspect, especially with people who share the same interests as I do. I like lifting but enjoy anything active, really. I see the same people at the gym everyday because we're always there at the same time. It would be nice to be friendly with the regulars but since they're all men and I'm a woman I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea that I'm hitting on them. I've thought about doing Tough Mudder and similar obstacle courses. My gym offers classes but like I said, I prefer working out alone but I might start checking them out.
Crossfit is really only for super outgoing people that rarely want to be alone, so I'm not sure it'd be for you. I feel drained just listening to people talk about it.

Gym classes I think are good. The male-female dynamic might be weird but different gyms are really quite varying in this regard. I became good platonic friends with a girl in kickboxing class a couple years ago, so it can happen.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Boston,MA
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I'd recommend the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons. It's an upscale but not overly stuffy environment, dress is smart casual, and there are many nice sofas, tables and seating areas. They even have a dessert buffet during the spring/summer, be sure to call and check but it's a great environment to unwind and enjoy a light meal or full meal.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Improv Asylum - learn to work on your jokes (i've never been)

Dance Classes - you'll get a work out in as well, killing two birds at one time

VOLUNTEER - stop worrying about yourself and try to do something HELPFUL for society

Adult martial art classes - I know a few people who develop a lot of acquittances doing BJJ

Book clubs - READ and LEARN

Hotel bars - tend to be biz people (consults and people who are on work assignments) and are pretty open to random conversations

Also, work on learning to talk to people. Most people are too afraid to engage in conversation and/or feel like they're being judged. Instead focus on being in the moment and understand what is driving the other person. [for example - i just wrote this post and it took me 10mins - realize that - how should you respond to this?]
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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24-hour hackathon events ? (some non-technical people can be idea people).

does salsa/merengue classes count as nite-club ?
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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What is the legal time for last call in Boston?
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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What is the legal time for last call in Boston?
2 am. However, many bars close at 1.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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Try Cambridge Hackerspace or Artisan's Asylum in Cambridge. They're makerspaces, even if you don't have a project right now you want to work on, its a great place to just see some interesting projects and get inspired yourself.
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