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Old 01-25-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Emeryville, CA
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Default New to the Bay Area? Meet New People!!!

Hi my Girlfriend and I are fairly new to the area, and with work and everything it is hard to get out and meet new people. I am sure that someone else is having this same problem. Kelley and I were thinking that we could start a thread of people in the same situation and set up some things to do for all of us new people? Maybe this next weekend? I don't know I just thought I would give it a shot. I am 28 and she is 33. I have tried meetin.org and other similar sites, but just thought I'de give this a try.
Let me now if you are interested, or if anyone has any ideas on where what to do...to start meeting some people?
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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What ever your interest are why not try joining groups where you meet people like yourselfs. Also, if you are both working are you up on socializing with your co-workers?
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Emeryville, CA
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We both work, and have some acquaintances from work, but given the job, I wouldn't want to mix teh social thing and work too much. We are trying meetin.com think it is this Thursday they are having a new members event..I just thought I'de try here also...
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Hi Bigwit54 - I wish I could say I was already out there, then I would be (I'm 33, boyfriend 36). Hopefully we'll be in SF by late this year! Good luck out there!
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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good luck with meetin. I was signed up there for a while but dropped out. PM me if you want more info.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:24 AM
 
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i know what you mean, im 24 and all my buddies are from work (e.g. conversations always somehow tend to revolve around work).

i'm up for anything fun.

btw try http://www.meetup.com/
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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Im 28 and new to the area too. I haven't found any good ways to meet people here, yet, either. Let me know what you come up with. You can catch me on yahoo if you'd like: jaylongbeard81
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I know your busy at work and all, but to meet people that you will truly like I think it is best to meet them while doing something you like.

My wife and I meet people by doing these actives:

Weekend pottery, art, music classes at a local college.
Join a club: Books, Math, Chess, Wine, Coffee...
Take a language class together.
Join a sports team: tennis, soccer, cycling, mountain biking, hiking...softball...etc.

That was when we didn't have our daughter, now with a child it is much easier to meet people. I think people in SF are generally warm, so much that you can usually walk through Golden Gate Park and just spark up a conversation...it works for me.

I just think those meetup sites are too random and setup, I am sure they work for some people though. Good luck.

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Old 02-16-2009, 02:44 AM
 
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Default wine tasting eventtt!

As Mach50 said joining a wine club could be a good way to meet new people.. If you are into wine there is a wine tasting event happening at Crushpad,SF on the 19th of Feb .. a big wine tasting event by Bottlenotes . Probably a great idea if you want to meet new people . More details you could take a look at http://www.bottlenotes.com/events
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