Gotta get some friends!  

ReadyToTango46 59M
188 posts
4/2/2005 3:23 am

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Gotta get some friends!

I've found myself at a point in my life where I've lost touch with my friends. Some were lost when my wife and I took different paths, some were lost because they've gotten married and have lost the "attitude" and are involved with their families. Some where lost because, well, I dunno why. Probably because I've allowed myself to fall into a self-imposed solitary existance. Not good. Not good at all.

Now that I'm sorta single again I need to link up with some people and go out and start doing stuff again. Now I just need to figure out how to accomplish this.

I used to love to play tennis - maybe I should join a tennis club. I'm not really into watching sports though. I've never really understood the attraction of watching someone else play a game. That's gonna be a problem because most guys love watching sports. Hmm, I'm gonna have to think about this.

Anyone have any ideas about how I can get back into the social scene?

wyvernrose 39F  
3962 posts
4/2/2005 9:54 am

Hooray! now your on the right track....idea's hmmmmmm social scene....your asking a woman who has been a stay at home mum for the last 4 1/2 years.....

get involved in your local community, volunteer work is good,

maybe take on a position as coach or assistant for one of your kids teams,

volunteer time to the school!

become involved in scouting, more then just taking your son along....

sports are good but you usually need to find the rest of the team or a person to play against first, which you may find through the other activities,

do you have organisations like kiwanis or rotary there?

we have the hash house harriers they like to take long runs, perhaps you have a similar organisation in your area?

life be in it?

local trailor boat club? archery or rifle club?

heaps to choose from!


ReadyToTango46 59M
161 posts
4/2/2005 1:29 pm

Good ideas! Thanks wyvern.

It's funny you mentioned scouting. Actually I was heavily involved at one point and was a Cubmaster for 2 years. Then my wife got involved when my boys moved from cubscouts to boyscouts, which was about the time that we started to seriously not get along, so I dropped out. This is also how I managed to lose our common friends.

playfulwithyou33 57F
961 posts
4/2/2005 8:30 pm

hey, most parks have tennis courts and maybe you can play a pick up game...or at least work on tanning those legs nicely.

wyvernrose 39F  
3962 posts
4/3/2005 1:10 am

don't let anyone push you out of something you enjoy doing tango, my husband and I for a number of years were scout leaders, the group leader actually wanted us to take over when he retired unfortunately with work hours and 2 very young babies who once they got past 12months old wouldn't sleep during meetings and couldn't handle the late nights we had to drop out ourselves, but we still get involved with events and camps!

although now with SD back in town and activly involved again, it is more on the guiding side than the scouting....


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