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Old 08-18-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I am a 25 year old single male and have been in Charlotte for about a year. All of my friendships I've made over the past year are centered around the bar/club scene and for various reasons I am finding myself going out much less than I once did. What would be my best options for meeting other people my own age and making new friends outside the bar/club scene? It seems like social life at my age is centered around alcohol and while I still enjoy the occasional night at the bar, I am starting to realize there is more to life than that. I am a very well rounded person so I am open to any suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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What are your interests, other than drinking?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Check out Meetup.com There are many groups you can join. The Go Social Club is very active.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I was thinking about joining one of the upcoming adult team kickball events that will be starting soon. I'm thinking it might be a great way to meet other folks from the area.

GOkickball - Your premier social experience.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I met several girlfriends (and my wife) through Match.comĀ® | The #1 Online Dating Site for Singles & Personals. You have to work at it but like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I am a 25 year old single male and have been in Charlotte for about a year. All of my friendships I've made over the past year are centered around the bar/club scene and for various reasons I am finding myself going out much less than I once did. What would be my best options for meeting other people my own age and making new friends outside the bar/club scene? It seems like social life at my age is centered around alcohol and while I still enjoy the occasional night at the bar, I am starting to realize there is more to life than that. I am a very well rounded person so I am open to any suggestions. Thanks.
Why not volunteer to help with public computers at a library for a couple of hours a week. Sometimes people who have computers go to a library to work on something with a group. Sometimes they are there because their computer or printer is having a problem, too. You never know.

Where I used to live a young man did that for a while & he commented to me when I went (Because my printer died & I needed to do something right then.) that he was surprised by the number of people he was meeting.

Just a thought. . .
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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I would also recommend meetup.com. There are many groups to choose from.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Just don't try saying hi to anyone. I have tried saying hi to people here and many times they don't reply back or they just walk past with their head down.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I've been here five years and I haven't met a large group of friends like what I had where I used to live. Most people I know here are co-workers. My job doesn't help much, though; I stay out of town 4-5 days per week. I need to get out and meet some people too, maybe through meetup.com. I'm a 32 y/o single guy and left the bar/club scene in my mid 20's.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Check out Meetup.com There are many groups you can join. The Go Social Club is very active.
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If you're athletic at all, you could try joining a CrossFit gym/box. They are very team oriented and have "outings" pretty frequently. And you'll get into better shape.
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