(Closed) Not WR, but… social groups…?

posted 8 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t mind me asking, where abouts in the Bay Area are you from?  I know a while back a group of ladies from here would meet up once a week for happy hour.  I know you mentioned you don’t really drink, but maybe if those started up again then the happy hour meetup could be used to plan other activities? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Two of my closest girlfriends I met through a dancing class ๐Ÿ™‚ You say you don’t do any sports or hobbies…I think now is your chance to take one up! What better reason?

It’s possible there would be groups for people who like movies, museums, boats in your area…there’d probably be flyers posted up in relevant places (like at the museum). Taking a craft class in something?

A WB meet up is a good idea too of course! It is hard to make friends as an adult – apart from my dancing friends, the other friends I have made as an adult are through work. It takes time and effort, much more so than when we were young ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I highly recommend Meetup’s – this is where I go to find social groups & outings for photography/dance/foreign films/etc.  I’m in SF but I know there are many meetup groups in the East Bay & South Bay. Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.meetup.com/

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I second @Lillindy and @mountain.bride, Weddingbee meetups are a great way to meet local ladies! We definitely talk about things other than weddings, to get to know each other (although a lot of the talk IS about weddings and crafting!), and I’m still in touch with a few of the ladies that I’ve met at meetups (one even came to my wedding 2 months ago!). It’s been a really long time since we had a local meetup!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

You said you tried a ceramics class but it was full of fresh-out-of-high-school drama.  Why don’t you try another class, either ceramics or another art or craft, as a continuing education student?  Those are non-credit courses offered by most colleges, so the people who attend them are usually older.  If there’s a craft guild in your area, you could check that out, too.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try a  history class, astronomy class, or literature class at the community college.  Go to the school’s website to look at their schedule of classes and see if some are available as a credit/no credit class. These days, a lot of older people are returning to school, so you may find a friend!  You can always register, then if you walk into class on the first day and see nothing but 18 year olds, you can drop and get a tuition refund.  Just my $0.02.  (Be sure to find out when the refund deadline for dropping classes is!)

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

1. gym

2. dog meetups (if you own a pet)

3. book clubs

4. volunteering

5. in palo alto there’s weekly 20-something young professional happy hour events.

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