Sometimes you just need to meet new people
So being new to Denver has taken its toll on me, I must say. Back home in Phoenix, I had so many friends that it was hard to find a time when someone didn’t have something going on. I realize now that it’s very easy to take that for granted. I moved to Denver on September 2nd. I knew a total of 2 people. My best friend and her husband. My best friend, however, travels out of state for work every week so I found myself with a lot of spare time and no one to spend it with. Ah, but I do have the internet. Stay with me here. This isn’t going to get weird or anything.
In my browsing of the ‘activities’ section on Denver Craigslist, I came upon a link to a site that has definitely made this transition a lot easier on me.
MEETinDenver is a great site for those of you who might be looking to make some new acquaintances or participate in things with a group of people instead of doing it alone. Now before I go too far, let me get some of the disclaimers out of the way:
This site is completely free. They’re not doing it to make money.
There’s over 4,000 people signed up from Denver so there’s always a wide range of events being hosted.
This is NOT a singles site. In fact, holding singles events is forbidden.
So let me just share a few of my experiences. Now, I’m a pretty outgoing person so it wasn’t hard for me just to jump into things. I saw one day that someone was hosting a dinner at The Cheesecake Factory so I decided to hop on the train and head down there. Two hours later, I had enjoyed an awesome meal and met about 10 people I didn’t know earlier that day. Then came the New Members Night; simply a happy hour at a local bar. I showed up there and the bar was full of people from MiD. Two hours later, I had about 20 new friends.
The events can include almost anything and everything. Some people host hiking events, sporting events (they’ve gotten together so many times for the Rockies playoffs and let me tell you, it’s hard attending those as a Diamondbacks fan but I stick it out), meet-ups at coffee houses, dinners, scavenger hunts, visits to museums … you name it. Once you’ve attended 3 events, you’re welcome to host your own as well. I just hosted my first one last week.
If you’re new to Denver or simply wanting to get out and do things, I highly recommend this site. There are so many great people involved and you’re guaranteed a good time. Hey, it’s better than going to the movies alone on a Friday night, right?