So I went out for my first meet up last night. The weather here has been unseasonably cold, so we ended up staying in a restaurant and not doing the actual meet up activity.
The good: they were all nice, smart people. It was great to be able to hang out with a friendly group and just chat. Potential for new friends if the same people come back to other meetups.
The bad: when I got there, the organizer was wearing the exact same shirt as one that waffle owns. By the end of it, I was actually wondering if it was possible to not be ready for even a meet up in the way people aren't ready for dating. Staying in the restaurant thanks to the terrible weather was fun, and a band played later in the evening. I ended up missing waffle. It was the exact kind of activity we used to do during dating and the pre-kid M.
Overall, I think it went well. I will most likely try another.