My Latest Venture: Ann Arbor Curated Events

July 17, 2019

In between writing about my health journey and cultural commentary, I am taking on a more locally driven venture for Ann Arborites. (Are you one of them? Email me!)

 About five years ago, right after college, I had a horrible time finding friends. I went to about 8403482 bland parties and boring mixers over a period of almost a year, until I finally stumbled upon my squad—a random fluke of happy circumstances, in which I happened to have some vague connections between new friends. Ultimately, a couple years later (my friendships still intact, and growing!), I wrote a column about my experiences that overwhelmed me with the empathetic response from readers. Turns out, many young-ish adults had the same problem I did—desperately wanting friends, having no idea where to start—that, literally, multiple meetups in different cities formed within the comments section of that story. I knew there had to be a better way to meet friends.

Meanwhile, Amber was one of the late additions to my innermost friend circle, and a fellow self-employed go-getter. When we met, she was pregnant—the first of her friends to become a mom—which she later described to me as isolating. She was constantly in search of friends with whom she could relate. Aren’t we all? Don’t we all want friendships who “get” us, whether it’s through hobbies, similar life experiences, or a particular stage of life? Eventually, after enough conversations about what we could do to fix the search for friends, Ann Arbor Curated Events was born.

We’re aiming to fix that isolation of early adulthood (and beyond). Exclusively for locals of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the surrounding areas, we want to spice up your social life by matching you with great people who share your interests and social desires—all while going to cool places and doing unique things. So, take our survey, sign up for our emailing list, and let us know how you want this party to get started, ‘kay?

We’re excited to see you out ‘n’ about.

Join us at our first events:

Girls' Night Mixer!
When: Thursday, July 18th @ 6:30pm
Where: Park Avenue Salon in Dexter, MI
Tickets: $15 at the door, $10 for your +1 (bring a friend!)
Includes: Open bar, appetizers, gift bags, prizes and friendship

Summer Singles' Mixer
When: Tuesday, August 6th @ 5:30pm
Where: Details to come
Tickets: Details to come
Includes: Details to come

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