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February 5, 2009

Free Local Ways to Get Involved and Meet People

I was on eHarmony for about two years, at a cost of at least six hundred bucks. Still single. And, as a person who meets people only at work, it wasn't really about the dating anyway--it was about meeting new people, having a social circle, and getting out of my house. Getting out of the house is a big one, as a freelancer who often finds herself with large chunks of time off.

This year, I'm determined to do the same thing, for free. My friend got me involved in My People Connection, an LA-based social networking site that's free to use, while offering special benefits to paid members. I've met some great people there who share my love of crafting.

Another friend recommended to me a site called OKCupid. She met her boyfriend there. I'm in the process of setting up my membership there, so I'll have to report back.

Then there are the food groups. I think I'm going to try to get involved in LA Foodies this year. It just sounds like a lot of fun. I look at it as a social experiment, so you'll get to follow some of my adventures on this blog.

My People Connection

OK Cupid

The Los Angeles Foodies Group

How do you meet new people? Give me your tips in a comment below.


  1. Try My daughter in NYC told me about this one.

  2. I've been hearing a lot about meetup groups too....they seem to have one tailored to any interest imaginable.

    Find them at

  3. I attended my first LA Foodie event last night, a potluck BBQ at a private home specifically for people in their 30s and 40s. Great group of people, and I tried new things....grilled asparagus with garlic and butter, korean BBQ bean sprouts and some sort of rice-kimchee fried patty. I'll have to get together with this group again! Find them here:


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