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Everyone has been telling me how brave I am to rent a place in South Florida all by myself for three months this winter despite knowing nary a soul. But I was worried about finding friends here. Luckily, being an Internet junkie, I knew I had an ace in the hole: The site got a huge boost in when Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean used Meetup for his local grassroots organizing.

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Some organizers pass on the costs by charging members dues of a few dollars a month. You can also search by distance or interest alone.

Several options came up in the search results. Some also require that you fill out an introduction telling the group who you are and why you want to join. The Meetup website can be confusing. I figured everyone would at least have to be plus.

Well, they were, and some were interesting, but the leader maintained such a rigid structure that I got bored and left. They were mostly young women in their 20s to 40s with a few in their 50s.

I announced I wanted to move to Florida and needed a realtor, and of course there was a realtor in the group every group has a realtor who happened to be one of the older members and from New York. Again, I was the oldest woman there.

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Even though I was an hour late for that group, I joined right in and had a good experience. They were happy to have me and asked me to come back. Erica Manfred is a journalist, essayist and humorist who writes about everything from dentistry to divorce to fantasy fiction.

Friend her on Facebook. I have been a Meetup member and organizer for several years and I can, definitely, attest to its positive impact on my social life.

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Meetup is an absolute social network site for people, I have joined for more that 2 years, finding some local social groups in big cities like NY, Houston is so easy, even I could find out some interesting group or organizations within some small towns. I found some friends with same interests on meetup.

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I like golf, so I searched the golf groups in my local city, Guess what? Joined some big ones last year. And now I play the game almost every week with the new friends. I have been talking to all who will listen about Meetup. I started a bookclub on Meetup and we are 4 years old this month.

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Have made so many new and wonderful friends, read books I otherwise would never have noticed. We are Brunch and a Book so have also found wonderful new eateries too. The Realtor comment made me laugh, so true. Check the emails you'd like to receive Explore NYC weekly email: You might also like.

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Our latest articles To complete your subscription, click on the Submit button and look for a confirmation email in your inbox. If you do not see our email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. See our privacy policy. In the Bay Area, senior social groups are a great way to keep up that adventure.

Here are a few of ways to find some near you. Who knew that smartphones and social media would turn out to be effective tools to With new online senior groups popping up on Facebook and Private gyms and local YMCAs offer activities specifically for seniors, such. Come along and join our community centres & lunch clubs, run by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers for seniors & older people in the local community.

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