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Old 05-24-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Any ideas? Early to late middle age BTW.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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what are these people you are seeking suppose to accept?
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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Their fellow human beings
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Why would you want to do such a crazy thing? Meet other people? That's crazy-talk.

Maybe adopt a dog that needs a home. Dogs make great friends, if you don't mind your friends slobbering all over your face, stinking up your house, and you don't mind picking up your friends poop.

Seriously, though, are you serious? I can't really tell if the OP is serious or not...
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Meeting people is easy. You can do it at the checkout line in the grocery store. Getting beyond surface formalities and forming relationships with others takes a more selective approach. For most people, shared interests and like-mindedness are important factors in making friends. The most common places people make social connections anywhere (Eugene included) are:

1. work
2. school: taking a community college class is a good way to come in contact with people of similar interests.
3. church: a good place to meet people who share your beliefs. If you're not the religious creedal type, but you are a thinker, you can always attend a Unitarian fellowship.
4. musical ensembles: community bands, orchestras and choirs are a good way to rejuvenate those rusty musical skills that have fallen into disuse.
5. sports teams: most cities have outlets for community basketball, softball, volleyball and other participation sports.
6. outdoor groups: hiking and environmental clubs, cycling clubs, fishing clubs, etc.
7. shared-interest groups: gardening clubs, car clubs, book clubs, dining groups, etc.
8. service clubs: Masonry, Lions Club, Rotary International and the like are a bit old-fashioned, but in smaller towns they are often important hubs of social networking.
9. local government volunteering: getting involved in your local planning commission, park and recs commission, school board, PTA, etc.

Basically social networking is like anything else -- you get out of it what you put into it. Most local papers have some kind of "community bulletin board" section that informs the public of potential social networking opportunities.

Of course if you were born after 1980, "friends" are sort of a hypothetical entity. You get them by clicking your mouse and adding them to your collection on some cyber-page list.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Thank You Steve97415, very well constructed set of ideas.
I'm comsidering the CC route to improve my skills for the people search section.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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The tricky part is that usually you will not want to have any contact with the type of people who will accept you. (special thanks to Julius Henry Marx)
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Is that "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member."
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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Is that "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member."
Right!
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