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Jude's avatar

You're moving to a new area and don't know a soul. If you were going to use "Meet-up" to find groups of individuals to spend time with, what activities would you type in your search?

Asked by Jude (32144points) August 12th, 2011

Astronomy, walking, yoga, cooking, GLBT?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Painting.Then I would slap myself for thinking such a thing.I like to work alone;)

mazingerz88's avatar

Movie club! Yey!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Jude Something you are interested in, and that has a “Meet-up”.
Also a book club, maybe at local library.

CWOTUS's avatar

Dining and Ethnic Dining are two of the most popular meetups in the Connecticut area.

Kayaking, hiking (or walking), bicycling and “outdoor activities” are also popular. I also belong to a mostly-female book club; that’s a blast.

Facade's avatar

Yoga– to find people who like to be healthy
Natural hair– In my experience, Black women who were their natural hair have a solid mindset that I can appreciate
GLBT– to find open-minded people who are secure in their sexuality
Marijuana if I could– to find laid back people

Bill_Lumbergh's avatar

I just type in “GTL”, and I get a guaranteed party every time!

zenvelo's avatar

Mine at meetup are Book Clubs, Singles, Theater and Performance Art, Social Networking, and Hiking.

Your list is great if that’s what you like!

28lorelei's avatar

Kinda depends on where you go and what you’re interested in. I mean, you wouldn’t want to organize camping trips if you’re afraid of the woods, or organize a trip to the mall if you hate shopping.

Jude's avatar

I am asking jellies what they would type in the search, for themselves. :)

LuckyGuy's avatar

Astronomy, Night Geocaching.. You meet nice, intelligent people in the dark. What’s not to like?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I tried sex just for the heck of it. Whoa.

marinelife's avatar

It depends on what I am interested in doing.

I would likely do dog off-leash groups, writing.

syz's avatar

Rock climbing, motorcycles, LGBT

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Bird-watching, and home improvement groups. Once I make the move to merry ol’ England, I’d like to do volunteer work with their local council in order to understand how the government works. Oh, and there is this really cool, incredibly old cemetery down the road that has a group advertising on Facebook for new members to help with refurbishment and upkeep. That would be an interesting way to learn about the local history.

wundayatta's avatar

Anyone see what happens if you type in fluther? Or any other Q&A site?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@wundayatta Tried it, got no match.

tranquilsea's avatar

Our city has a “Do Something New” group that is very active. We’ve gone on beer tours, hikes, pub nights, karaoke nights…and the list goes on and on.

Blueroses's avatar

My region is so sparsely populated that there are only two Meet Up groups. One is for Tea Party and the other is for Furries. Sort of makes me ponder people as I pass them on the street. I won’t be joining either group

tranquilsea's avatar

@Blueroses my son told me about Furries. It is very strange phenomena and hilarious at the same time.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Hiking, nature, bird watching, volunteering…I’m more inclined to meet people on walks or at museums I like, though.

King_Pariah's avatar

Off the top of my head: boxing, philosophy, poetry, swimming, wrestling, dogs, cycling, Mustangs, zombies, sex, and Warhammer 40k.

MilkyWay's avatar


downtide's avatar

Folk music.

I can usually manage somehow to find a folk club happenning in any given week, anywhere in the UK.

linguaphile's avatar

Maybe look up festivals as well.

incendiary_dan's avatar

Kayaking, wilderness skills, gardening, radical politics, and books.

6rant6's avatar

@Blueroses Start your own group: “not tea party or furries.” There must be at least two of you…and if not… ... run.

Aethelwine's avatar

Hiking, kayaking, fishing and photography

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