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Meetup.com solves a question every dater has:where can I meet other eligible singles?
On Meetup.com, it couldn’t be any easier. Just enter your name and email, choose a password, and you’re ready to start meeting singles in your city. That’s it! Other information can be added to a small site-wide profile – like hometown, gender, birthday, a photo, and a short bio – but it’s all optional. Unlike the hours spent agonizing over crafting the perfect profile on traditional dating sites, Meetup lets you get straight to the fun part:meeting other singles.
To get the most out of Meetup.com, add interests to your account and opt to receive emails about new Meetups in your area that match your interests. You can also connect your Facebook with your Meetup.com account to find out what Meetups your friends have joined.
Searching the site is just as easy as joining. Your homepage features a list of Meetups happening in your city and a calendar that can be used to search for Meetups happening on a specific day. Click on “Find a Meetup Group” to browse all Groups within 50 miles of your location. You can also view Meetups your friends are attending, if your account is linked with Facebook, and Groups Meetup.com recommends for you based on your interests.
Meetup Groups can be searched by keywords or you can peruse all local Groups under the “Singles” category. There’s a Group for just about every taste, interest, hobby, or inclination, just like online dating sites. Some are targeted to a specific age range and some to a specific ethnicity. Others are for LGBT singles, singles who enjoy travel, singles who are parents, professionals, baby boomers, board game enthusiasts, expatriates, and more.
When you find a group you’re interested in, click “Join us!” to become a member. Some groups require Organizer approval for new members, while others allow all new members to join instantly. Fill out a Group-specific profile to share more information about yourself with other members, then start to explore what the group has to offer in its message board and mailing list. Find info on upcoming Meetups on the homepage, and click “RSVP” to sign up.