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How to Find New Things to do This Spring

Young couple posing on a fieldI was just on WGN  this past week talking about things to do to meet people this spring. Especially right now while the weather facilitates between snow and rain, it’s depressing and hard to think of new things when the signs of spring hide away.

As I mentioned on the show, it’s easy today to find things to do if you plan ahead (Not Friday at 3pm!) by signing up for email aggregators such as Yipit and Now You Know Events. Yipit, is like Groupon or Living Social but allows you to create a profile of all sorts of deal-a-day sites that can not only give you things to shop for, but can have you find classes for exercise, instruction or find activities that you didn’t know existed, at a discounted price! I’ve found spa places like King’s Spa, a Korean spa, the Galo’s Caves, a salt cave and last year I did go on a Helicopter Ride with Sun Aeros Helicopters, all things that I found through Yipit.

On Now You Know Events, I find out about various events in Chicago, all by signing up for a daily or weekly email newsletter.

Now, you have events to go to, where to find new people to go with you? If you’re single and needing to find more wingmen or wingwomen, try Meetup.com. Another free option to finding groups that you can do things with other people with the same interests. Or, if you can’t find a group, you can create one yourself!

This spring, stop making excuses and start finding things to do by joining groups that exist in an email list! And, of course you can still come to us and we’ll do this for you, after all, as Chicago’s IntroductionistaTM, I can direct you towards various activities that may lead you toward romance and new friendship through our personalized social calendars!

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