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Old 08-24-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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I just moved to Lincoln with my partner, who is studying at UNL. I wonder if anyone might suggest good places to meet interesting people in Lincoln. I'm a 30-year-old who's toward the left end of the political register, but I'm not looking only for like-minded people, just people who won't mind befriending a godless liberal from the west coast. I have no reservations about befriending Christian conservatives from the heartland, or any other types of people, so long as they are kind, accepting people whose company I enjoy.

I've already read a lot of the other threads about why Lincoln sucks, so I don't need any more advice of that nature. I'm hoping to hear some of the more positive aspects of Lincoln for a non-student who isn't into football (yet) or hanging out at bars and isn't looking for a romantic relationship (I already have a fantastic girlfriend). Where should I go to meet Lincolnites, and what's an appropriate way to approach them? Are there any volunteer opportunities you might recommend?
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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try The Night Before in downtown Lincoln.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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try The Night Before in downtown Lincoln.
Har har.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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I just moved to Lincoln with my partner, who is studying at UNL. I wonder if anyone might suggest good places to meet interesting people in Lincoln. I'm a 30-year-old who's toward the left end of the political register, but I'm not looking only for like-minded people, just people who won't mind befriending a godless liberal from the west coast. I have no reservations about befriending Christian conservatives from the heartland, or any other types of people, so long as they are kind, accepting people whose company I enjoy.

I've already read a lot of the other threads about why Lincoln sucks, so I don't need any more advice of that nature. I'm hoping to hear some of the more positive aspects of Lincoln for a non-student who isn't into football (yet) or hanging out at bars and isn't looking for a romantic relationship (I already have a fantastic girlfriend). Where should I go to meet Lincolnites, and what's an appropriate way to approach them? Are there any volunteer opportunities you might recommend?
You know what's weird? I've lived in Lincoln all my life (almost 25 years) and I still don't know what to tell ya.
You can meet people here, but it can be tough because there's not alot of social places that people congregate.
I asked my husband - who's 28 and also has lived here his whole life - what I should tell you and even he drew a blank. He suggested the Mill, if you like coffee. It's in the Haymarket - where alot of our young professionals are.
Lincoln is more of a 'go chill at a friend's house' than a 'get out and meet people' type of city.

I wish you luck. If you do happen to find a good place to meet people - let me in on the secret!
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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I lived in Lincoln for a couple years back in early 2000's and just moved back this summer. I am almost 30 and have the same problem. I dont drink..much..so I avoid the bar scene. Sunday night is country night at PlaMor Ballroom so if you are into country line dancing that may be an option as its usually packed. Beyond that and my co-workers I havent met many people either. Heck, even my neighbors in my apartment complex..I say "Hi" and they just look at me. So like the previous poster, if you find the secret please share.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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My husband and I were in the same position; 30's, liberal, new to town just two years ago. We found great friends in the Lincoln Secular Humanists (Home Page | Lincoln Secular Humanists). There is an informal (emphasis on informal) but fun and interesting social get-together every Friday night at 7. Sometimes 3-4 people show up, sometimes 10-12 or more. Occasionally there are events and advocacy opportunities but as long as I've been involved there has never been any pressure to participate. For example, one thing I won't do is get into it with street preachers but some of the members have been known to attempt to talk some sense into fanatics. Anyway, we would love to have you and your girlfriend stop by sometime and see if it's something you would enjoy. My husband and I area also not into sports and we wanted non-school and open-minded friends and I came across the LSH website after we moved. It's been really fun for us and I've made some friends I hang out with on other days of the week and go to movies with, etc.

Take care and welcome!
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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Heck, even my neighbors in my apartment complex..I say "Hi" and they just look at me.
I get this all the time. Deer froze in headlights is the facial response I get when I say "Hi" to someone I walk past.

Don't take this the wrong way but the people here are ill mannered and lack social skills.
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