Single Groups to Join

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Single Groups to Join
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Mon, 11-26-2012 - 6:33pm

Hi everyone;

we keep talking about groups to join or meet people and my mind is blank but has anyone ever joined a group or thought about it.. I know Music does her dance events and the only thing I can think of is hiking or bowling right now in this moment.

Anyone have any other ideas besides meet up groups..??

I know my brain is gone and I apologize...(lol)

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 8:23pm

What about community service type groups like Rotary or Kiwanis--I believe those are coed.  (I'm assuming you want to join groups that would also have men in them.)  Are there any alumni groups in your are from your college?  Other kind of volunter groups?  I know they aren't necessarily for singles but there could be singles there--my uncle met his wife because they both volunteered at the local hospital.  Community theater?

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Mon, 11-26-2012 - 8:55pm
Whenever I refer to groups I mean groups established via meetup.com because it seems like there is a group for everyone on there. I've joined some singles groups, some activity groups, and some business groups so it just depends on what peaks your interest.
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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 10:48am
Sports & hobbies come to mind, as well as political parties/clubs and the local Chamber of Commerce. Oh, and there's always Church.
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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 3:04pm

I have to laugh about church--not that I'm anti-church or religion, and I suppose it depends not only on age but on what religion you are.  I was raised Catholic and it seems that's one religion where singles are really left out in the cold.  It's one thing if you're young or probably elderly but everything else is so geared to family life.  And I'd certainly feel like a pariah there being twice divorced and not getting an annulment.  But even for my SIL, who did get an annulment & is very religious--I'm sure she's love to meet a nice Catholic guy but in my observations when I was dragging my teenager to church every week for religious education--there is certainly no group particularly for singles.  I suppose you could join some kind of activity they have, say a church supper, if you don't mind being like the lone single in a sea of couples or families.  I do wonder if other denominations have more things geared toward singles (and I don't mean dating sites, cause I know those exist).

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 3:04pm

I have to laugh about church--not that I'm anti-church or religion, and I suppose it depends not only on age but on what religion you are.  I was raised Catholic and it seems that's one religion where singles are really left out in the cold.  It's one thing if you're young or probably elderly but everything else is so geared to family life.  And I'd certainly feel like a pariah there being twice divorced and not getting an annulment.  But even for my SIL, who did get an annulment & is very religious--I'm sure she's love to meet a nice Catholic guy but in my observations when I was dragging my teenager to church every week for religious education--there is certainly no group particularly for singles.  I suppose you could join some kind of activity they have, say a church supper, if you don't mind being like the lone single in a sea of couples or families.  I do wonder if other denominations have more things geared toward singles (and I don't mean dating sites, cause I know those exist).

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 3:18pm

Ah Music dragging that poor suffering teen to those boring church services.  My first victory over my parents was using tactics of Gandhi.  I would lay in bed and not dress myself!  they would have to dress me and carry me there!!  Victory is sweet!!

    Plus as an adult I find church way to ageist for my liking. 

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 3:34pm
I had to laugh @ X's post. I haven't stepped foot inside of a church in ten years or more but I have to say, when I was attending there were not only singles groups, but even single again groups for divorced or widowed individuals.
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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 10:18pm

Music, I was raised Catholic as well.  I have found that many Catholic men do not go to church, and the ones you meet at singles' groups (which I have not done for years) are usually the ones that are 40+ and living with mom, or otherwise undateable.

But then, I find most religious entities are geared toward the nuclear family. 

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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 10:22pm

My post got eaten.  Anyway, I was raised Catholic and found that any men at Catholic singles' groups over 40 are living with mom or otherwise undateable.

I find most churches to be geared toward nuclear fmailies.

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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 10:22pm

My post got eaten.  Anyway, I was raised Catholic and found that any men at Catholic singles' groups over 40 are living with mom or otherwise undateable.

I find most churches to be geared toward nuclear fmailies.

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