We just moved to Cincy, and I'd really like some advice on meeting people, but since that's kind of a tall order, how about just some nice places that you 'Nattians would recommend?
Meeting people doesn't sound so tough. It is though.
My husband and I both work, and I teach one night a week in Dayton, where I used to live. With the new house and the renovation work, we've been pretty swamped. But I feel like now we can start to emerge from that time-suck and get out there and make friends! Don't I sound so exuberant and like a go-getter! I'm not though. I'm kind of shy but I'm kind of taking the lead on this (it doesn't bother the husband one way or the other).
We are not partiers, though we both enjoy a decent beer. We're both, ah, frugal, but not to a crippling extent. We'd be out of place anywhere overly trendy, we're nerds. And not the cool, hot ones, just the plain ones. Any recommendations for us? I'd really appreciate it. Just a nice place, somewhere with a lively (not frat-drunk) crowd, or a hole in the wall you've enjoyed, something like that would really help.
It just seems that when we go out, people are formed into tight little clumps. And I'm not about to elbow my way into a group and proclaim "Who wants to be friends?" Or if I did maybe they'd just ask me where I went to high school. No, but seriously, I'm quite mystified as to how to meet people as a grown up person.
Nice to meet you, everyone.