Single Groups to Join

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Registered: 01-02-2008
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: 08-20-2013
Fri, 04-11-2014 - 3:01am

I have been a member of the St. Charles Singles Club for 14 years. It serves the western suburbs of Chicago and is a dance and social club. Most importantly, it is non-profit, entirely run by volunteer members and provides a monthly activities schedule. I meet old friends and newcomers face to face in pleasant environments. I can date or just socialize and have friendships. Membership is open to singles age 40 and better and costs $25 a year with schedule on- line or $30 if it is USPS mailed every two months. We meet at dances two to three times a month (admission $6 DJ, $8 band), cash bar at beautiful and spacious Villa Oluvia Country Club in Bartlett, Illinois. Monthly there are weekly Sat. breakfasts at various locations (you pay just for what you order from the menu); board and cards game nights; pot lucks; and dinners out. Special events include a changing variety of concerts; day trips; bowling; bocci ball; picnics; plays; fests, and so on.  I highly recommend this group!  Check out web site, www.stcharlessinglesclub.com.

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Registered: 08-20-2013
Fri, 04-11-2014 - 2:59am

I have been a member of the St. Charles Singles Club for 14 years. It serves the western suburbs of Chicago and is a dance and social club. Most importantly, it is non-profit, entirely run by volunteer members and provides a monthly activities schedule. I meet old friends and newcomers face to face in pleasant environments. I can date or just socialize and have friendships. Membership is open to singles age 40 and better and costs $25 a year with schedule on- line or $30 if it is USPS mailed every two months. We meet at dances two to three times a month (admission $6 DJ, $8 band), cash bar at beautiful and spacious Villa Oluvia Country Club in Bartlett, Illinois. Monthly there are weekly Sat. breakfasts at various locations (you pay just for what you order from the menu); board and cards game nights; pot lucks; and dinners out. Special events include a changing variety of concerts; day trips; bowling; bocci ball; picnics; plays; fests, and so on.  I highly recommend this group!  Check out web site, www.stcharlessinglesclub.com.

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Registered: 12-03-2006
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 10:27pm

Haha, I remember an experience with the Rotary club. When I first moved to this area, I was lost and needed to find a social network. Someone suggested the RC so attended a couple of meeting. The dinner was nice. The president was a local business man who treated me to a nice dinner (with the rest of the group). I was encouraged. Next time he had a party at his swanky house. I was very encouraged. Met a guy there who suggested we get together sometime. I don't remembered who called who first but we were supposed to meet for dinner.

Then while I was at work on a nice Sunday afternoon, I got a call, from the SOB's wife who yelled at me to stay away from her husband. Now, I'm not one to put up with this kind of BS. If I wasn't at work, I would've given the B**** a piece of my smart alec mind. Afterward I wrote the guy a nasty email. The nerve, the guy didn't wear a ring and asked me out.  

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 11:17am

My SIL tried a Catholic OLD site but she never met anyone--I guess the guys were all too far away.  I'm sure there are plenty of divorced Catholic guys on other OLD sites or elsewhere but they probably aren't hanging around church either unless they are taking their kids there.  

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 11:12am

You're funny, xxxs.  My exH is more religious than I am, at least as far as going to church every week.  I guess he just forgot about the part that says that you're not supposed to divorce your wife for no good reason.  After the divorce, I told him that if eh wanted to take the kids to church on his time that was fine, but he couldn't force me to do it.  But I did make my son go to his confirmation classes, even though I thought they were supremely boring--my particular parish really did a bad job on that one as far as not getting good teachers.  Anyway I wouldn't be able to carry a teenager who is bigger than me--but I could use pressure like, you know that car you like to drive to school?  You know that cell phone that I pay for?  lol  Much more serious pressure.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
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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Registered: 04-17-2008
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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Registered: 04-17-2008
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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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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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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