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The lonely and computer-addicted are beset by too many
choices when they go to change their ways and venture
into meatspace. Find a meetup group, try a new or old
hobby, take a class of some sort, plan a party...?
This website solves this problem by giving you *just one
put in some basic information: city (for
location-matching), interests (check a few of a list of
checkboxes), vetting info (credit check or invitation
required), and commitment to pay a reasonable,
discounted fee for the evening's activity. Then you click
the magic button on the site. An hour later (once enough
other people have signed up too), the site then
recommends a single event, starting at a normal after-
work time, that you could do.
The site is run by a for-profit company, which makes
money by getting a referral bonus from the places it
The likelihood of fun is increased by the site/company
playing host/matchmaker and trying to put people
into interesting and compatible groups.
Random activity club
Shameless self promotion [xaviergisz, Sep 08 2011]
||this soo sounds like an app for prostitution
||... speaking of which, why do so many people feel compelled to point out (on dating and other social sites) the trivially true "I like to have fun!"?!? Well yes, that's kind of the DEFINITION of the word, thankyou for sharing. But what is your IDEA of a good time?
* field stripping an AK-47 at night under enemy fire?
* board games?
* cross-referencing 150 years of Department of Agriculture reports with climate records - manually?
* reckless abuse of pharmacoactive compounds of uncertain identity and provenance?
||<quickly removes "i love fun!" from his hb profile>