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Old 07-19-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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I'm a young professional (late 20's) who moved to SA not too long ago. I enjoy outdoor activities and am looking for groups who do outdoor activities and other related stuff on a regular basis. This would be a good way to meet people too; I barely know anybody around here as of now.

I've found several groups on meetup.com and also came across Adventure Club SA.
ACSA looks interesting and they have many events on a regular basis.

My question here is:
1) Is anybody a member of this club, and what have your experiences been like? Do you recommend it?
2) Based on my experiences in the past, I have noticed that meetup.com and such groups (other than groups where the sole agenda is drinking each and every time) tend to be heavily dominated by a much older demographic. Is that the case with this group as well? I would like to meet people in my age group in addition to people from other age groups.
3) I have traveled extensively and am very cosmopolitan and extremely liberal. I knew well that it would take time and considerable effort to adjust to living in SA, and I'm experiencing that in reality now. That said, will this group be a right fit for me? Is there any other group any of you can recommend?

Thank you!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:51 PM
 
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you might want to try this group Drinking Liberally San Antonio | Living Liberally
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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The ACSA Meetup is more of an advertisement for the ACSA group which charges ~$200/yr to belong. Had a friend who paid for the ACSA membership and she said it was more of a "senior citizens" group (and that's coming from a 38 y.o). So you might rethink joining that group if you're looking for people closer to your age.

I belong to a couple of the MeetUp groups; R.U.N., and Alamo Running Buddies...very social groups if you like to run (doesn't have to be very far, or fast at all). They tend to gather at a restaurant or similar venue after runs, and beer is never far away. They also do purely social events somewhat regularly. The age range for these groups is probably mid 20's to late 40's, with most people being in the late 20's to mid 30's. Many liberal people, and a few conservatives, but everyone gets along great....we just tend to avoid deep political discussions....it's a group for running after all.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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I was a member for the Adventure Club for a couple years when I first moved to San Antonio. Most people are older then their 20s. More in the 40+ range I would think. I was 35 when I was a member. I did meet some great people which was nice and doing some of the activities ... restaurants, mountain biking, tubing, etc. are definitely things that helped me learn the area. There was always drinking involved and sometimes a bit too much drinking for my opinion. After a few years my schedule got busy so I couldn't attend much so I finally dropped out. I would drag my husband to events also so obviously I wasn't in the group to meet a partner.

Currently I do meetup groups and belong to a women's social group and a womens running group. These are more my speed. Some of the meetup groups get too large and have members that are not active at all which I do hate. You will find that if you join a meetup group that the same people (active) will be the ones to show up. But I also hate when people RSVP to attend and then don't. But with all that I have met some of my best girlfriends in San Antonio through my meetups and even our husbands enjoy getting together.

So just for meeting new people take advantage of every opporunity you can in a new area. If you decide you want to checkout the adventure club they have a monthly meet & greet for potential new members and during that event you can signup for a 3 months membership at a reduced rate.

Good luck and welcome to San Antonio.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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You could also get involved with SA democrats or groups that skew left. Go hang out at mad hatters, go see a play by the rude mechanicals
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