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How do you meet local people on Meetup?

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Meet local people on Meetup by using the website to find local groups of individuals with shared interests, joining the group and attending a meet. Meetup also offers specialized versions of its site dedicated to finding singles, musicians and other groups.

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When you first visit the site, it uses your browser to determine your location and prompts you to search within 25 miles of your location. Click the search box to browse all groups in the area by category, such as Fitness, Games, or Arts and Culture. Clicking on one of these categories displays all groups within the 25 mile radius that have tagged themselves in that category. If there are no groups meeting that criteria, the site will prompt you to create your own if you desire.

Use the search box to search for specific shared interests, clicking on the number 25 to change the radius or on the city to search the radius of another city. Once you have found a group you are interested in, click on it to go to its page. Click Join Us to join the group. You can then see upcoming meetings and attend them to meet local people, or communicate with individuals via the Discussions link for the group to arrange other meetings with like-minded people.

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