Trying to meet people in NYC; any suggestions?


  • Jan 18, 2016 9:06 AM GMT
    Like the topic says.

    I've recently moved to NYC and am looking for ways to meet new people, both in and outside the gay community.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 18, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    Hi, what part of NYC are you in? I love in Queens.

  • Jan 18, 2016 5:02 PM GMT
    It's a strange place to try and meet people. Everyone is busy and, maybe it's because I'm from a whole different country, but people seem to assume that your only here for a short period, even if you have an apartment and a steady job. The best thing I did was get back to the gym, specifically a CrossFit gym, and get involved in that community.

  • Jan 18, 2016 5:36 PM GMT
    Memo_NYC saidHi, what part of NYC are you in? I love in Queens.

    Upper West Side, a little below harlem
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 18, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    theproductofboredom said
    Memo_NYC saidHi, what part of NYC are you in? I love in Queens.

    Upper West Side, a little below harlem


    I'm down to meet. Maybe hit up some MeetUps. This Wednesday is GayzerTag!

    I'm also looking for a gym buddy.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 18, 2016 5:57 PM GMT
    BeardAndBarbell saidIt's a strange place to try and meet people. Everyone is busy and, maybe it's because I'm from a whole different country, but people seem to assume that your only here for a short period, even if you have an apartment and a steady job. The best thing I did was get back to the gym, specifically a CrossFit gym, and get involved in that community.


    I'm glad you were able to find a community to plug into. It can be hard when there are just so many people....

    I have a problem with people not wanting to travel.... No we don't all live in Brooklyn.... I also appreciate the diversity of the community as it exists in Queens. Jackson Heights is the heart of the most ethically diverse area of the world.

  • Jan 18, 2016 6:01 PM GMT
    Memo_NYC said
    I'm glad you were able to find a community to plug into. It can be hard when there are just so many people....

    I have a problem with people not wanting to travel.... No we don't all live in Brooklyn.... I also appreciate the diversity of the community as it exists in Queens. Jackson Heights is the heart of the most ethically diverse area of the world.


    Heh yep, no one wants to travel, even with the subway making things relatively easy. We've recently moved to Long Island City, but I still commute to the Upper East Side for my gym, it's really not that big of a deal!

    One of my mates lives in Brooklyn and won't come visit, reckons it's to far, but it only takes 10mins from Grand Central..
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    Jan 18, 2016 7:40 PM GMT
    Because you know, it's hard to find people in NYC

  • Jan 18, 2016 11:31 PM GMT
    Bonifacius saidBecause you know, it's hard to find people in NYC

    It's hard when you're 18 and out of college.
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    Jan 19, 2016 1:35 AM GMT
    theproductofboredom said
    Bonifacius saidBecause you know, it's hard to find people in NYC

    It's hard when you're 18 and out of college.


    I was gonna say... Based on your profile it said you were a student but I guess that changed.

    Finding a job in the Gayborhoods could be your best bet (Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, West Village etc) That's what I did but tbh it can be very competitive. You don't have to even have to live there. Work there and play there. Idk if you're into getting active in the theater district but there's a lot of cool ways to meet people by taking some simple 6 week acting class. I took a lot of dance classes out of HK and met a lot of cool people that way. Groupon is your friend.

    NYC is not easy living at the end if the day tho. Especially at 18.

    Good luck!

  • Jan 19, 2016 2:32 AM GMT
    Yeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 19, 2016 4:56 AM GMT
    theproductofboredom saidYeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.


    Gay Geeks of New York

  • Jan 19, 2016 7:33 AM GMT
    Memo_NYC said
    theproductofboredom saidYeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.


    Gay Geeks of New York

    Is that another meetup?

  • Jan 19, 2016 2:42 PM GMT
    theproductofboredom said
    Memo_NYC said
    theproductofboredom saidYeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.


    Gay Geeks of New York

    Is that another meetup?


    That'd be kinda cool if it was...
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    Jan 19, 2016 7:35 PM GMT
    To make new friends you have to force yourself to be outgoing.I was more shy when I was young.If you don't like gay bars or clubs.Get involved with a gay charity like GMHC or God's love we deliver.Or get involved with a local Episcopal Church...you can't get gayer than them.lol Ryan
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 19, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
    theproductofboredom said
    Memo_NYC said
    theproductofboredom saidYeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.


    Gay Geeks of New York

    Is that another meetup?


    It's amazing what you can find out from Google:

    From http://www.gaygeeksny.com/:
    "Gay Geeks of New York, LLC (GGNY) strives to be the group for members of the LGBTQ community and straight allies to discuss their favorite comics, video games, TV shows, role-playing games, books, and more with fellow geeks of all categories – and create new friendships."

    And would you look at that, they have an upcoming event:
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    January 24 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Think Coffee LLC, 248 Mercer St
    New York, NY 10012
    More here: http://www.gaygeeksny.com/event/ggny-geek-pictionary/

    Now go find some gays!


  • Jan 19, 2016 11:39 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    theproductofboredom said
    Memo_NYC said
    theproductofboredom saidYeah it's kind of rough, especially since I'm not a big fan of gay bars or clubs (at least the ones I've gone to thus far). Kind of a quiet geeky guy here.


    Gay Geeks of New York

    Is that another meetup?


    It's amazing what you can find out from Google:

    From http://www.gaygeeksny.com/:
    "Gay Geeks of New York, LLC (GGNY) strives to be the group for members of the LGBTQ community and straight allies to discuss their favorite comics, video games, TV shows, role-playing games, books, and more with fellow geeks of all categories – and create new friendships."

    And would you look at that, they have an upcoming event:
    facebook_event_1631713907091362.png
    January 24 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Think Coffee LLC, 248 Mercer St
    New York, NY 10012
    More here: http://www.gaygeeksny.com/event/ggny-geek-pictionary/

    Now go find some gays!


    Neat.

    Thanks icon_smile.gif

  • Jan 20, 2016 4:07 PM GMT
    There's a couple of "gaymer" groups on meet-up.com that I'm going to try. Hopefully I'll find one that works around my schedule.

    Thanks for the help guys n_n
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jan 21, 2016 6:55 PM GMT
    theproductofboredom saidThere's a couple of "gaymer" groups on meet-up.com that I'm going to try. Hopefully I'll find one that works around my schedule.

    Thanks for the help guys n_n


    You're welcome.

    Pictionary is my favourite! Let me know if you're going. I'll make an effort to go.