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Old 04-06-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Ky
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My fiancee and I have been moving for 5 yrs now because our job requires us to move. First from Md to Shreveport La for a seasonal job.... now full time move here to Louisville, Ky in December 2012. Ive lost a lot of friends and haven't had the means to make any friends always moving about.
Now that we are here for a good amount of yrs. I would like to make some friends. I work from home, so its hard for me to make friends. I don't drive due to me having epilepsy... so Im pretty much dependent on either making friends to do stuff with or waiting for my second half to come home from work. I would love to make a friend to go hiking with to check out all these nice parks around the area, or fleas market shopping.... or go out driving in the country and looking at all these wonderful horse farms and finding a nice little restaurant to have lunch at... That meetup.com i was looking at some of the groups but they seem I assume tight befriended groups and I dont know if I would feel as tho I'm "intruding" on there gathering... we shall see... anyone want to chat or anything look me up, its spring time and the weather is great to get out and about in right now! travel.bunneh2013@gmail.com
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Good for you. I plan on going back to Florida. It's 80 degrees there today and people are not insular at all. I made a big mistake to move here, but not one i can't or won't correct.
You could check out louisvillemojo.com. While their website seems to focus on dating, they host parties, events, and game nights, at least they used to.

Also, just hanging out at Heine Brothers on Bardstown Road, if you just sit out there and enjoy the sun, you can probably meet some people if you're friendly.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Hello, my name is Erin!

I moved here about 2 years ago do to my family being out of the country and my bf (now my hubby) that lives in southern indiana. I work in louisville (which takes most of my time during the day) and i would love to catch some GIRL time ALONE without my man... and sometimes with! I am the same, i do not really enjoy clubs or bars (ESP ALONE!), but i enjoy just kicking back at home or where ever and relaxing and having a good honest conversation with someone. Please let me know if you are close to the highlands or louisville area. I'm not too shy to meet new friends, it is just tricky, like you said. We do not have kids, and they are not in the plan for a few years. Please let me know if you would like to meet and be potenial friends that would hang out and do random fun stuff together!

Thanks,

Erin
Hi Erin! I realize it has been almost a year since your post. However, I doubt you being friendly has changed. My boyfriend and I relocating to Louisville from Saint Louis. I start my new job 4/29. I'd love to met for coffee, maybe a bite to eat. PM me if you'd be interested. I'd love to make some friends when first arriving!

~Vanessa
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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Hi Erin! I realize it has been almost a year since your post. However, I doubt you being friendly has changed. My boyfriend and I relocating to Louisville from Saint Louis. I start my new job 4/29. I'd love to met for coffee, maybe a bite to eat. PM me if you'd be interested. I'd love to make some friends when first arriving!

~Vanessa
New2Lou

Try this site too Vanessa. There are also some great groups for Louisville on Find Meetup groups near you - Meetup
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Default Thanks Peter

Thank-you Peter! I am actually already RSVP'd to 3-4 Meetup events. I made a lot of great friends in Saint Louis in Meetup. I am now in The New2Lou, Networking After Work, a book club and 1-2 other Meetup groups. I was so happy to see Louisville has active groups. Meetup is fantastic!
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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Thank-you Peter! I am actually already RSVP'd to 3-4 Meetup events. I made a lot of great friends in Saint Louis in Meetup. I am now in The New2Lou, Networking After Work, a book club and 1-2 other Meetup groups. I was so happy to see Louisville has active groups. Meetup is fantastic!
Louisville, for years, was noted to be a bit provincial. Locals STILL do ask "where did you go to school?" And they don't mean college, but high school. My thoughts are that STL is somewhat similar, being an old heavily Catholic river town like Louisville, but because it is larger, it is not quite the same.

This is because with a metro of 1.4 million, and only around 1 million on the KY side, the city is still "small" enough to feel like a hometown, yet big enough to be a major city (this is also an opportunity to add that New Albany and Jeffersonville in Indiana have charming little downtowns).

Over the past 5-10 years, the amount of transplants and especially, immigrants, has increased at astronomical rates. I think this is a good thing for the region.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: louisville
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Hi,

I moved here about six months ago and have yet to really make any friends. I'm a 31 yr old single female with no kids who works from home. Sometimes it feel like I am surrounded by families or people who have been friends all their lives. Also, I don't really feel like I fit in with the "single scene" as I don't like bars and clubs that much (especially alone!). I think the combo of working from home, and being well past "college age" is making things even more tricky.

I have tried Meetup.com but so far found it to be dominated by couples or close-knit group. What is the best way to just make some good single friends so I have some people to go out to dinner with, go on trips, etc. It seems like Louisville has a reasonable amount of things to do, but it gets boring doing everything alone.

Thanks!

Hi Rachel,
Hi Rachel,

I had a friend that was in a very similar situation struggling as you are and could not seem to get out and meet people due to not doing the bar scene and so forth.

She became a big sister volunteer in the Big Brother and Big Sister program and she loved it. It allowed her to get out and explore things in louisville and in doing so doors started to open she had a network of friends, met new people and still volunteering today.

This might not be something you are intersted in or have time for but just an idea.. I would recommend google it and take a look at it.

There also is a magazine called LEO that has alot of info about louisville and activities and events going on. I find it to be interesting maybe you will as well.

Hope you find something its out there just have to find a fit that works for you. It looks like alot of good ideas have been suggested for you so maybe one or some will change things for you.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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Me and my friend would love to meet people in Louisville too! 28 and 30 yo here, self-employed. We are both very open minded people.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Louisville, ky
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Smile I'll be your friend!

Hi!
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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Part of your problem may be Kentucky rather than Louisville, specifically, which is actually very cosmopolitan compared to the rest of the state. I've found people more welcoming there than in any other city since there are more out-of-staters and single people. Other parts of Kentucky are very clannish, and people mostly hang with their own family. While you may be asked where you went to high school in the big city, in the small towns you'll be asked "Who are you kin to?" or "Who are your people?" There's also still a grudge again northerners or "carpetbaggers," I've noticed. I've been here 50 years, but am moving. Your best bet is probably a Meetup group that actually does something...
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