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Old 04-22-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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My husband and I have lived in the Lexington area for a little over a year and have yet to meet anyone to develop even a hint of a social life outside of work. We aren't religious so joining a church is out of the question.................... anyone else experience this??? Anyone have any suggestions?? We're in our early 20's and have no children. And bars aren't our thing either. We're just frustrated as the neighbors aren't friendly and have yet to meet anyone out and about.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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My husband and I have lived in the Lexington area for a little over a year and have yet to meet anyone to develop even a hint of a social life outside of work. We aren't religious so joining a church is out of the question.................... anyone else experience this??? Anyone have any suggestions?? We're in our early 20's and have no children. And bars aren't our thing either. We're just frustrated as the neighbors aren't friendly and have yet to meet anyone out and about.

Hi Meghan, i'm new at this, so new i'm still in the rapper. But i do understand what you're saying. Having something exciting and different to do if only for one day. I sat here at my computer just looking for something, anything and i can't explain how i came across this email address but here i am. for me this is a get away, a reply i can look forward to and a thought i can share.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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What kinds of interests do you and your husband have?
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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anyone else experience this???
Yes, for 8 years, then we finally moved. Lex is a tuff nut to crack as far as mingling & socializing with people thats not at a bar or at the mall. My best friend is going through this right now as he's also new to the area, in his late 20s. He works with a bunch of older people who aren't really his type to make friends with, so he's kinda at a loss right now.

I honestly dont know what to tell you. I'm not poo pooing on Lex, but it is hard to meet like minded people. But MANY suburban-driven cities such as Lex are like that. Especially college towns where the school is a big focal point. It kinda makes you feel older than what you really are. Then you move to a big city & find out thats not how things are at all. Not by a long shot.

When I was in Lex, I always went to coffee shops & would try to find out all the cultural going-ons around town, even if it was by myself. You just have to make yourself do it & hope for the best.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: KY
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Well I haven't moved there yet. But you could maybe have a picnic in the park and publicize it. Call it a Transplant Picnic. Just a thought. You can even invite anyone who helps folks move there that may be KY natives. If you do this please have one next summer so I can come
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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Meghan,

What types of things are you interested in? Food/cooking, wine, board games, books, sports, movies, hobbies, etc. Go to Meetup: World's largest community of local Meetups, clubs and groups! - Meetup.com and put in your interest and then your zip code or city. You can find people in Lexington who share similar interests!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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You are going to have to find people with similar interests, or else develop interests that will enable you to meet the sort of people you like to hang out with.

This is probably Lexington's biggest area of weakness, the difficulty of establishing a social network. It isn't talked about a lot, but you aren't imagining it!! It's real. The similar-interests thing is a must, or else years can drift by without anything changing.

If you tell us what you are interested in, maybe we can help point you in a particular direction.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I suggest you post around this forum and get to know people here..Lots of times a group from a certqain area will decide to have a "meet-up" at a location that seems pretty central..I know people on other forums here who have had "meetups" and have become pretty good friends..I am planning to attend a get together in the fall in Nashville Some good advice has been given and I think there is a chance that if you try some of these things, you will find yourself very busy
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Hello - I have lived in Lexington for the past two years with my husband and we too are having a hard time finding people to hang out with that share our same interests. Does anyone have any suggestions for us? We love horse racing but amazingly enough, here in lexington, it seems as though it is hard to find others that do too...
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Hello - I have lived in Lexington for the past two years with my husband and we too are having a hard time finding people to hang out with that share our same interests. Does anyone have any suggestions for us? We love horse racing but amazingly enough, here in lexington, it seems as though it is hard to find others that do too...
Honestly, there aren't that many horse racing lovers in Lex, esp for the "horse capital". It's sorta a big misconception. Yeah yeah, we all love to go to Keeneland during the season to drink & socialize, but that's only a handful of times outta the year. And the "big event" that most people know is in Louisville.

Lex's social scene is heavily reliant on UK sports, namely football & basketball, even for non-students. It's just the way it is. So if you're not into those, it's going to be tuff.
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