I want to be social and have fun. What do I do?
September 26, 2012 2:52 PM Subscribe
I feel like I've tried the usual suggestions...I'm looking for more ways to "get out there", meet new people and have fun.
posted by allseeingabstract to sports, hobbies, & recreation (29 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to shake things up a bit in my life and would love to get out more and meet new people. A few bits of info: I'm 30, male, healthy, and have a full-time job at a bank. A few limitations: I don't have a car, I don't drink, and money is tight.
Meetup.com is always suggested here, and I have been looking, but all of my local meetups are about very specific things that don't interest me, like polyamory, horseback riding, or singles over 50.
Classes are another thing that is suggested. Great! I spent a lot of time looking for community college classes, night classes, adult learning, vocational training, etc. The problem? Programs and classes fill before I can enroll. I've tried for 3 consecutive semesters to get into a class at the local community college and there simply isn't space. The state has deeply cut funding and class availability is low as a result.
I'm not too interested in the standard "nightlife," partly because I don't drink but also because I don't find bars and clubs to be the ideal place to meet people and have a good time.
Any other ideas? Or maybe how I can go back to the things I've tried and find ways to make them happen? I'm open to anything here.