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How can we all arrange to meet in person?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2010 at 3:07 AM

Hey, I really like all this web stuff, yes I do... I'm a huge geek, and when winter falls here in Upstate New York (i'm anticipating about 150 inches of snow this winter), I get to stay home safe and socialize a bit.

HOWEVER.

I really would like to meet other Paleo/Primal/PaNu(s) in person sometime before winter comes.

What are all the ways that Evolutionary Eating people can network online with the purpose of meeting in person?

Links and suggestions, please!

and hey, a funny story if you are willing to share it!

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(10663)

on February 14, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I definitely think we should plan a meetup! :)

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

I'm in west LA, recent UCLA grad. Hello April too, again.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I'm in West Los Angeles, recent UCLA grad. *waves at April*

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(10663)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:17 PM

I'm in Glendale and I go to USC!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 14, 2012
at 07:33 PM

So are you still eating citrus fruits even though you are not "required" to do so anymore, Kamal♦?

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on February 14, 2012
at 07:02 PM

I think it was posted 17 months ago :p

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I'm in Austin so within driving distance.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on February 07, 2011
at 05:16 AM

I was hoping it would be mostly people from paleohacks, since I don't recall hearing about the meetup.com group from anywhere else, but I guess paleo/primal is more widespread than I'd've guessed!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 07, 2011
at 02:47 AM

Update, Atlanta meetup has been resurrected by Elizabeth!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 07, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Yeah, I've checked it but they are more Primal than Paleo and don't really seem as much my type of people as the folks around here. I would love a PH Chicago group though! I am willing to travel.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 23, 2010
at 12:19 PM

I think I'm going to go with this, and consider putting matching information on meetup later if i think the money is worth the increased coverage.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 22, 2010
at 06:17 PM

Will do! I'm hoping to do some sort of gathering soon.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 22, 2010
at 06:15 PM

Yes, that is 12.5 feet of snow!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 22, 2010
at 05:24 PM

Inappropriate story: a former significant other required me to eat citrus fruits before nights that she stayed over. Yadda yadda yadda. Did you know that sperm cells are one of the only types powered by fructose?

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

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on September 22, 2010
at 05:02 PM

a guide to converting current love interests to paleo would also be nice.

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on September 22, 2010
at 03:47 PM

Awesome! I live in Denton (work in Dallas), and know several paleo people.

4ab3b10d52010fcb0d00b1a893b3d9df

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on September 22, 2010
at 02:22 PM

I second that!!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 22, 2010
at 01:04 PM

There needs to be a paleo dating site...hmmmm.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on September 22, 2010
at 10:03 AM

My local paleo meetup is a deadfish, no activity...

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on September 22, 2010
at 03:38 PM

Initially I agreed and thought Meetup would be best. But it costs money and doesn't produce results usually. So forget Meetup. I think we'd be better served by just starting local Paleo groups on Facebook. I'm thinking of starting up my own in North Texas (the Dallas/Fort Worth area).

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on September 22, 2010
at 03:47 PM

Awesome! I live in Denton (work in Dallas), and know several paleo people.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 23, 2010
at 12:19 PM

I think I'm going to go with this, and consider putting matching information on meetup later if i think the money is worth the increased coverage.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I'm in Austin so within driving distance.

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on September 22, 2010
at 07:18 PM

I know this isn't before winter, but don't forget the Ancestral Health Symposium coming up next summer! I'm pretty pumped about it!

http://paleohacks.com/questions/5598/have-you-heard-of-the-ancestral-health-symposium

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 22, 2010
at 03:59 AM

Meetup.com? If you guys don't have a paleo group down there, you can start one, but it'll cost ya!

Other than that, Crossfit seems to house a good number of paleo dudes and chickadees.

Funny story: I just emailed a paleo girl on an online dating site. She is the only one with "paleo" in her profile in the 100 square mile area. Finding a sweet, funny girl might be hard, but find a sweet, funny, paleo girl is exponentially harder.

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on September 22, 2010
at 05:02 PM

a guide to converting current love interests to paleo would also be nice.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 22, 2010
at 05:24 PM

Inappropriate story: a former significant other required me to eat citrus fruits before nights that she stayed over. Yadda yadda yadda. Did you know that sperm cells are one of the only types powered by fructose?

4ab3b10d52010fcb0d00b1a893b3d9df

(194)

on September 22, 2010
at 02:22 PM

I second that!!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 22, 2010
at 01:04 PM

There needs to be a paleo dating site...hmmmm.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 14, 2012
at 07:33 PM

So are you still eating citrus fruits even though you are not "required" to do so anymore, Kamal♦?

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 22, 2010
at 05:02 PM

Same here as above - doesn't seem to be too much on meetup.com for Chicago. (At least, not last time I checked.)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on February 07, 2011
at 05:16 AM

I was hoping it would be mostly people from paleohacks, since I don't recall hearing about the meetup.com group from anywhere else, but I guess paleo/primal is more widespread than I'd've guessed!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 07, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Yeah, I've checked it but they are more Primal than Paleo and don't really seem as much my type of people as the folks around here. I would love a PH Chicago group though! I am willing to travel.

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on September 22, 2010
at 03:16 PM

Meetup.com is great. I started a group in Austin, TX only a couple months ago and already have around 50 members. If you don't have one in your area, Start One! It is worth the small amount of money it costs.

Check it out if you live in Austin : http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Primal-Living-Group/

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5be844214037850c304c1e6a05dc5277

on September 22, 2010
at 04:34 AM

+1 for meetup.com

I just started a group yesterday for us Paleo folk from the land down under!

Modern Paleo Sydney

http://www.meetup.com/Modern-Paleo-Sydney/

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on September 22, 2010
at 10:03 AM

My local paleo meetup is a deadfish, no activity...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 07, 2011
at 02:47 AM

Update, Atlanta meetup has been resurrected by Elizabeth!

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C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 06:59 PM

So this is probably the next step in the thought process, and since this question was posted 5 months ago that probably makes this okay.

Any of you been to a scooter rally? In a nutshell it's a really fun and great excuse to pack up and go some distance to meet up with other people who are into the same thing you are. It's a social thing. There's lots of variety among the scooterati, which lends itself to lots of different types of scooters and interesting conversations. During the rally weekend there are always fun activities and group rides around whatever town/city we're in. On Saturday night the rally hosts hold a big ass banquet. The last one was very Paleo (coincidence) with 4 roasted pigs. On the last day there is a (optional) gymkana where people go through a course that's been set up to test their scooter riding skills and what not. At night there is lots of food, drink and conversation.

Their rallies are also pretty cheap. The most we've ever paid for a ticket is $60. They keep the prices down by getting sponsors and selling raffle tickets.

My point with all this is this seems to me like a format that would lend itself well to Paleo. They are fun, social events that are organized in a way that it's worth driving a far distance to go to them. It is also the only way we get to see some people during the year. We meet up in the middle. Scooters have scooter clubs. Maybe we should start a Paleo Club in our areas to cover the more social aspect of the Paleo lifestyle.

Food for thought and all that.

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(4713)

on February 14, 2012
at 07:02 PM

I think it was posted 17 months ago :p

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on February 07, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Anyone in the larger L.A. area?

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I'm in West Los Angeles, recent UCLA grad. *waves at April*

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(10663)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:17 PM

I'm in Glendale and I go to USC!

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

I'm in west LA, recent UCLA grad. Hello April too, again.

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(10663)

on February 14, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I definitely think we should plan a meetup! :)

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on September 22, 2010
at 02:51 PM

Hey Adam,

I'm in Albany - let me know what you come up with!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 22, 2010
at 06:17 PM

Will do! I'm hoping to do some sort of gathering soon.

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