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Old 02-25-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Hi ladies. I work from home and moved to Raleigh a year ago. Are there any types of social groups in the area that are easy to get involved in? I don't have children (yet) and I am 27 years old. Not very religious so religious groups probably wouldnt be the best for me. Anything you girls can pass along would be greatly appreciated. It is just so hard to meet people when I am stuck in the house all day long!
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Why don't you join the Junior League in Raleigh? I have several friends that belong to it and they have met many people through it. BTW, Welcome to the area.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest (New Light area)
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Also check out some of the meetup groups in the area. Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something - Meetup.com and then just type in your zipcode. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how many groups are out there! I have met some of my (now) closest friends through meetup when I was net to the area.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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This is great advice! I am actually in a similar situation. I don't work from home, but instead work around a lot of people who are married (i am on my way, but not yet) and want to hang out with other people my age. Keep the suggestions coming please!
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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well my wife will be down there with me in a couple months, and she won't know anyone except me. she's 24. you can hang out with her, but she won't know anything to do...
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Also check out some of the meetup groups in the area. Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something - Meetup.com and then just type in your zipcode. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how many groups are out there! I have met some of my (now) closest friends through meetup when I was net to the area.
wow that's actually pretty cool. i'd feel a little weird just showing up at like the dachshund lovers group, but they have a kickball group, a rockclimbing group, a democrat group, a young singles group (in case my wife doesn't like NC...)

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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you could also sign up for anything that your neighborhood has to offer - I really like bunco, though I thought it would be totally ***** when I first heard about it. I also find that walking and doing things that I would normally do I end up meeting people. I also work from home - so I feel your loneliness. It can be so hard to meet people the older you get, and it's weird to just show up and know no one at a get together!
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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sorry, apparently ***** isn't an acceptable term on CD! Anyhow - another recommendation - use your biz cards, or make personal cards for yourself, so that if you meet someone, you can give them your card and meet up at a later date.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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You guys are all the best!! Thank you so much for all the great ideas!! Being new to the area has been so hard since all of my close friends are back in VA. I am going to check out all of your suggestions and hopefully find a good fit. I too feel weird about just showing up places but I guess I really cant hold back if I am going to meet anyone down here!
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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ALthough you indicated women's social groups, you may want to check out TriSports Social Club. It is a co-ed sports social club for all skill levels. They have about 2000 members and do everything from co-ed flag football, softball, volleyball, broomball, kickball, and most other major sports. Plus they have trips and events. I moved here in 2001 and didnt know a soul, and found MANY great people/friends here, including my wife.

p/m me if you want more info.
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