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SlightlyJaded Wed 14-Mar-12 10:34:31


I started a thread (randomly) in relationships, because I am hopeful that there is a way for MNers in need to get some RL support from other MNers.

Is this something MNHQ could help with or support in any way?


fluffywhitekittens Wed 14-Mar-12 21:53:06

Yes, seems like a lovely idea smile

oreocrumbs Wed 14-Mar-12 22:00:30

What a lovely idea, count me in smile

PeggyCarter Wed 14-Mar-12 22:11:19

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skullandcrossbones Wed 14-Mar-12 22:19:36

Great idea. I think there's a lot of 'stuff' around for young mums and kids, but once you're older with teenagers or even those who've left home, there's not much out there at all sad

TheThinksYouCanThink Wed 14-Mar-12 23:35:58

Fab idea! Add my name too!

LittlePebble Thu 15-Mar-12 05:52:09

Count me in!

destinyorfate Thu 15-Mar-12 06:08:36

You can count me in also smile

Whobuilt Thu 15-Mar-12 07:28:02

Add my name too please smile

UhOhJo Thu 15-Mar-12 07:29:04

This is a great idea, hope it happens. MN meet-ups are nice obviously, but sometimes a bit overpowering. There are a lot of lonely mums out there who would prefer a one to one with another mum who might listen. If this was called Mumsnet Connect or something neutral like that it would be best, and safety concerns are just common sense meet somewhere public etc.

I really hope this gets off the ground, well done to SlightlyJaded for suggesting it.

Startingagain88 Thu 15-Mar-12 09:03:56

I'm definitely in ! smilesmilesmile

Iheartpasties Thu 15-Mar-12 09:34:19

This sounds good.

Haberdashery Thu 15-Mar-12 09:39:37

I think this is a great idea and would help.

A thought: how about a sticky thread in each MN local, possibly called 'The Friendship Bench' or similar for people to post on if they need RL support. It would be specifically for that, not for organising meet ups or cinema trips or whatever. Or it could just have a link to the main thread and be locked for actual posting? Then people who are looking in their local sites in the hope of possibly meeting friends might see it.

enthusiasmcurbed Thu 15-Mar-12 10:34:43

Great idea, I'm in.

MightyNice Thu 15-Mar-12 10:47:28

love this idea (am in anagram form of usual self, mitchyinge)

HoudiniHissy Thu 15-Mar-12 11:00:50

WOW! Look at this support! Proves everything I always thought about my favourite parenting forum.



Silverthorns Thu 15-Mar-12 11:02:30

I'm in.

Fishandjam Thu 15-Mar-12 11:05:01

I support this too!

Hullygully Thu 15-Mar-12 11:11:06


Ilovemypinkflowerywellies Thu 15-Mar-12 11:21:31

Great idea .. Kent

PeppermintPasty Thu 15-Mar-12 11:42:19

I'm in.

amillionyears Thu 15-Mar-12 12:08:16

Im in.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 15-Mar-12 12:28:41

Thanks for this suggestion. It sounds lovely. We will def pass it on to the Powers That Be.

SlightlyJaded Thu 15-Mar-12 13:19:23

Thanks Helen smile

springaroundthecorner Thu 15-Mar-12 15:59:46

Great idea.

AnyFucker Thu 15-Mar-12 18:32:25

thanks HelenMN

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