In her Aging With Geekitude series, self-professed “recovering technophobe” Erica Manfred writes about her adventures with technology and shares what she’s learned as she navigates the not-so-scary waters.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.Meetup #3: Movie & dinner My next Meetup was “The Women’s Movie and Book Club,” which had scheduled a screening of the movie “Selma” and dinner. I sat next to two Federal prosecutors from Palm Beach, one originally from Brooklyn, both of whom I never would have met any other way.
But sometimes you feel that you are missing a friend, a soulmate, a love of your life or just a date to be ABSOLUTELY happy...
I figured everyone would at least have to be 60-plus.
Well, they were, and some were interesting, but the leader maintained such a rigid structure that I got bored and left.
It’s a little like a dating site, except that instead of looking for your perfect mate, you’re looking for your perfect community.
While joining a group on Meetup is free, the site makes money by charging group organizers a nominal fee – currently to per month, depending on the payment plan.
Once I’d picked a few groups, all I had to do was click “join” on the group’s page.