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Old 03-15-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I live in a high population area that can support large churches. I have discovered various church events during the week in addition to Sunday where I have friends, support and am happy. I go to something in one of two big churches every day except two days each week. I'm single if I just stayed home I would be practally a hermit.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Have you found Meetups enjoyable? Made friends through it? What kinds of groups do you belong to? Are you disappointed with them? Did not work for you? Why?
I don't do them much because it all requires to be able to hear. But we have gone to them and some work and some just fall apart. My partner is in a couple of reading groups, a group where they talk about pushing forward with some equality (creating a dialogue with people of different colors), and death and dying preparation.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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I have gone to some in my area (I am 62, not retired). A lot of the groups of interest to me are in town and are full of younger people, also a lot of people looking to date. The suburban groups are more likely to have older people and I think I will be looking into them, especially since I no longer live in town. A friend of mine started a "west of the city" meet up and appointed me "Chief Conversationalist," which was very flattering and also sort onerous. I did make one friend at this group, a mutual interest in dogs and child free by choice. I think we all aged on out of the latter- "Grandchilden-free by choice?"!
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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Are Meetup groups usually okay for friendly, but introverted people? (This applies to both my husband and myself.) I mean will we still feel accepted even if we JUST participate in whatever activity we join even if we mostly just keep to ourselves and don't "put ourselves forward", so to speak? (We would be more than willing to talk to anyone who approached us, though!)
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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I've only gone to meet ups where conversation is the point (over food). I always felt responsible for drawing out the more shy people. But yes, if there's an activity, it's perfectly OK for introverts to be, well, introverted. Unless it's a meet up of introverts!
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: MA
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I do! I'm a little younger than most, but, my husband retired at 47 then went and passed away leaving me with a pension so I'm sort of retired and doing meetups and caring for my SO. I personally love it and I find the retired women are fabulous!
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