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Reconnecting 2016: Making new friends

(36 Posts)
AristotlesTrousers Fri 05-Aug-16 21:03:48

As there seem to be so many of us trying to make new friends (and I don't want to derail a thread in AIBU), I thought it might be time to start a new thread where we can see if there are any likeminded MNers who live near us.

Here is the old thread (zombie thread now):

A little about me, in case there is anybody who lives near me: I live in East Anglia with DP and two DSs (aged 5 and 2). I'm a SAHM and soon to be postgraduate student (finally got around to doing my psychology conversion). My main hobby is writing and I hope to be a published author one day. I love literature, politics, The Simpsons, drinking coffee, and shopping for books and makeup.

There was a Facebook group set up at the time, which you're welcome to join. It's called MN Social (it's a closed group, so nobody will know that you've joined).

HairsprayQueen Fri 05-Aug-16 21:18:23

Just requested- hope it was the right group anyway!

AristotlesTrousers Fri 05-Aug-16 21:19:33

Just had a thought - I hope it's okay to mention the Facebook group. It's only meant to be in addition to people connecting on this thread, only I've made it sound like that was the main point of the thread. smile

AristotlesTrousers Fri 05-Aug-16 21:21:37

There have been a few requests to join, Hairspray, so hopefully you're a member now! smile

Scoose Fri 05-Aug-16 21:48:29

Have joined thanks aristotle

usernamealreadytaken Fri 05-Aug-16 22:20:51

I've searched for the FB group and it doesn't show on my results 😢

BowieBaby Fri 05-Aug-16 22:34:04

Thanks for setting up Aristotle. I have joined!

usernamealreadytaken Fri 05-Aug-16 22:39:08

Can anyone post a link to the FB page?

DoitotmeSheldon Fri 05-Aug-16 22:41:24

Just requested and hoping I get accepted too! smile

Sharigirl1 Fri 05-Aug-16 23:13:27

Hopefully I have joined the right group 😀

Msqueen33 Fri 05-Aug-16 23:15:31

I like the sound of this as I would love to meet some new people. I've got three dc who are 7,6,3. We're just South of Cambridge 🙂

Playduh Fri 05-Aug-16 23:25:20


I'd love to join this but I'm struggling to find the Facebook group. Any chance of a link?


CoshPunt Fri 05-Aug-16 23:34:12

Also requested. Am in Norfolk, 1 DS who is nearly 2.

usernamealreadytaken Fri 05-Aug-16 23:47:00

Same here playduh - maybe it's too secret for us and we haven't cracked the code!!

PoorOldEeyore Sat 06-Aug-16 00:13:00

I've also sent a request.

Two groups come up when searching for MN social. I went with the one with the female admin ;)
Hope that helps user and playduh smile I cant seem to add a link, perhaps because my request is still pending.

PoorOldEeyore Sat 06-Aug-16 00:13:41

Also, doesn't a group have to be secret as opposed to closed if you don't want other FB friends to see posts etc?

usernamealreadytaken Sat 06-Aug-16 00:28:58

Thanks eeyore, but when I search it only comes up with one which is a social media company!

AristotlesTrousers Sat 06-Aug-16 08:23:47

There seem to be a few new members who've joined overnight, so hopefully you'll know if you've joined the right one now!

I never knew about secret groups, Eeyore. Just had a quick look and can't seem to change the setting, so unless anybody knows how to do it, I'll have to do a bit of research.

I'm not sure about posting the link on here, because it might show the members. The thing about a closed groups is that it won't show up on your own profile, but if somebody else searches for the group, they might see some members listed. Hopefully those searching would all be searching for the right reasons though... Or am I massively overthinking this? (probably)

I am also in Norfolk, Cosh!

Am of out for the day in a bit, so will come back to the thread later.

Don't forget, if you don't use FB, or don't want to join the group, you can always post on this thread instead. Hopefully we can get a few MNers together. Making new friends can be so hard.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 06-Aug-16 08:57:05

Re closed groups: apparently the list of members is visible but only people in the group can see posts.

I'm near Edinburgh, if there's anyone up this way. I have three small children so getting out and about can be tough, but it would be lovely to have someone to meet up with every now and then.

PinkSquash Sat 06-Aug-16 09:08:22

I can't find the group on the FB mobile page, but I'll have a hunt for it, I'm in need of friends, virtual or real flowers

Playduh Sat 06-Aug-16 09:58:39

Found it! For some reason I could only get it on the desktop site, not the apps.

I'm a SAHM in north Herts and sometimes it feels like I'm the only woman in the county who doesn't WOH.

It'd be nice to have people to go for a drink with without getting on the train to London too.

usernamealreadytaken Sat 06-Aug-16 11:34:47

Thanks playduh, found it on desktop site, just wasn't there on mobile app! You're a star

DoitotmeSheldon Sat 06-Aug-16 11:51:34

Yay I'm on, just posted an introduction 😁

AristotlesTrousers Sat 06-Aug-16 19:11:17

136 members now. Hopefully there will be a good selection from different areas and we can all make some new friends. smile

knitty555 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:44:32

joined. thanks for adding me. smile

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