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Social Life

Discussion in 'Sports and Pastimes' started by Sabre, Sunday March 4, 2018.

  1. Sabre


    What do you do for an active social life? My girlfriend has moved due to work, so will rapidly become an ex girlfriend. We enjoyed the usual of theatre going, dining out, country walks and afternoons in country pubs. My friends don't live nearby, so drinking out only occurs 3 to 4 times a year. I am too old for the Round Table, the Rotary doesn't do anything fun, the Freemasons are not my thing. I can only think of dance classes, which I should have done with my partner or joining a Choral society. I suspect I can't sing.

    My best friend suggested Crown Green Bowls.
  2. Local cricket or rugby club? Both tend to be welcoming - rugby is gregarious by nature and so little happens in cricket, there are loads of gaps to talk to people.

    If you're into walking, look for a local walking group (avoid the Ramblers, they're notoriously cliquey) or the Long Distance Walking Association - I belong to our local LDWA. We do a walk once or twice a month, but different sub-groupings do quiz nights in the local pub, there's a curry appreciation society and even a book club sprung up inside it.

    Just take something you're interested in and you'll find a local group - most tend to be very keen for new members.

    Good luck with whatever you choose. I would just gird your loins and try everything.
  3. pjgh


    Take up a sport ... you've just the right name for fencing :D

    Too old? Get out! Check out British Veterans Fencing.
  4. Sabre


    OMG the local walk is 25 miles o_O. I was thinking 5 :).
  5. bagman


    I'm married with 2 kids and work shifts. What is this "social life" you speak of? :D
  6. You could always help me refurbish my house. It'll keep you busy for at least a year.
    You'll learn a trade(or two) & I'll pay you in as much beer & Gitanes as you can handle...:D
  7. pimple8


    Social life? Is that like forums? :)

    If I had more time I guess I would start doing some group exercise... You always meet people there and you can find some that share some same interests so you can spend time together even besides training.

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  8. Try googling 'meetup' and find your local group, a chap I know goes to them and has a really good time. Myself, I don't go out very often as I work in a pub and consequently hate people.
  9. And I can name that pub.
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  10. Rohleder


    The wheelie bin goes out more often than I do.
  11. Sabre


    When I used to go out, I would know everyone that I saw. Now I go out alone if I go out at all...
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  12. You mentioned dance classes, I think that's a great idea, you will learn how to dance, something I can't do and get to meet new people and maybe get together for a drink afterwards. I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide to do. Paul.
  13. Sabre


    This is a song lyric...

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  14. Great track! You got me, I still think a dance class or some kind of class would be of some benefit to you.......good luck :)
    Last edited: Wednesday March 7, 2018
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  15. Rufus


    I go to the gym 3 times a week and the wife and I go to the pub every Friday. I’m a member of a fountain pen collectors group and we meet the second Saturday each month for breakfast. Other than that not much socializing unless you include grocery shopping, which I do. It’s mostly solitary things: gardening in the the summer, autumn and spring; shoveling snow in the winter. I used to fence once a week, but that has fallen off recently as the other veteran fencers seem to have dwindled away or died; it’s hard to socialize with teenagers when you’re 70.

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