Quick Links : Classifeds | Profiles | Forum | Register
 
View Topic
  Message Boards : Going Out : View Topic : 150 Posts, Page 1 of 10
  HomeNewNoticesHot TopicsPollsStats Login / Register
 
NEW - Dublin Non Scene Meetups For Gay Men & Women Established - Dublin International Gay Social Group (D.I.G.S.)
 
# 1 : Tuesday 23-11-2010 @ 09:25
 
 
The objective of this group is not a matchmaking/dating. Group, singles and couples are all welcome to come and socialise. It is intended to be an alternative or complement to the Gay scene in Dublin. We arrange meetups for gay men & women that either are new to Dublin or have been here for some time or are locals - everyone welcome. Even if English is not your native language don't worry this IS for you too It is an chance to make new friends. There is no charge - just turn up and enjoy the company.

At the moment we meet once a month in The Gibson Hotel at 1pm (beside the O2) The LUAS (Red Line) stops directly outside the front door. We will be upstairs. -
check out our Meet Ups page and read what we have to offer you
http://www.meetup.com/International-Gay-Social-Networking-DUBLIN/
Reply
 
 Recent Message Board Topics
Insomnia.
How Do You Like Your Spuds?
Coronavirus: Are You Worried?
Catfish: Have You Been Duped?
Dead Thread 2020
Brexit
What Did You Buy Today Part Two
Word Association - To Infinity And Beyond!
 
Hey! If you enjoy shooting the breeze with like-minded people, check out
our Message Boards
• Advice • Coming Out
• Computers • Current Affairs
• Discussion • Food & Drink
• Going Out • Humour
• Health • Music
• Newbies • Sexual Issues
# 2 : Tuesday 23-11-2010 @ 10:01
 
 
Oh I like.. I got told about this the other nite - Might be a nice way to meet new people and not have to be shouting in poubs and clubs... What day do you normally meet up ??
Reply
 
# 3 : Tuesday 23-11-2010 @ 10:41
 
 
yeah this sounds like a nice alternative to the "scene" thing.

would be nice to actually meet people for conversation rather thanto trying to shout in to strangers ears over the blare of nightclub music,whilst alternately swatting away the unwelcome advances of some pervy goon whos only after his bit

so whats the details for joining? sorry i cant check the link from my site in work,is it a facebook page? is there expenses?
Reply
 
# 4 : Tuesday 23-11-2010 @ 13:24
 
 
great idea
Reply
 
# 5 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 09:24
 
 
The December meet up is on Sunday December 19th at 1:00 PM in The Gibson Hotel beside the O2. We will be upstairs. It is discreet. If you go upstairs to the reception area you will find us in a closed off area. There will be a sign saying (DIGS) just outside the curtained off area. The age range of people is twenties and upwards, both men and women - no cover charge - no paid membership - no catches. The basic idea is that people will register on the webpage and if anyone has ideas for social things to do or places to go, they just make the suggestion on the page and then every member will receive an email alert with the idea - its then up to members to follow up on the suggestion, or not follow up - you decide. Its your social networking vehicle, so use it. - you just turn up and meet new people This is a gay group set up to encourage gay friendships. It is new, so the idea is finding its feet at the moment and as time goes on, people will connect up with others and do their own thing, and perhaps still avail of the monthly meet ups.

Currently meet ups are in the Gibson Hotel, but this may change, so it is best to check each month to make sure that the venue has not changed.

Reply
 
# 6 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 10:14
 
 
Sounds good hope to make it there for the 19th so.. thank for the info.
Reply
 
# 7 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 12:59
 
 
Your welcome - pass the word around - Dublin has been waiting a long time for a mature social networking opportunity like this. Sites like Gaydar etc have little to offer except sex hook ups. Finally there is now an opportunity to connect and network with gays in a mature manner from the comfort of your laptop.
Reply
 
# 8 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 13:16
 
 
sounds cool - would be great to just meet people without the blaring music and copious amounts of alcohol involved so might try and make this after all. great idea - well done.
Reply
 
# 9 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 18:42
 
 
P R O M O T E ----- T H I S ----- C O N C E P T

The more gay people who know about this networking meet up group, the more it will be successful. Please pass the word around the gay community -

...and Remember this group is for mature minded gay men and women who wish to find
new friends away from the steriotypical gay scene of pubs and clubs etc.

Dublin International Gay Social Group (D.I.G.S.)
http://www.meetup.com/International-Gay-Social-Networking-DUBLIN/
Reply
 
# 10 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 18:44
 
 
Someone said :

...and Remember this group is for mature minded gay men and women who wish to find
new friends away from the steriotypical gay scene of pubs and clubs etc.

You should drop some flyers into the pubs and clubs and.....no wait
Reply
 
# 11 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 20:19
 
 
..dropping flyers into the pubs and clubs would be like raising a red rag to a bull. I doubt if they would be that happy about promoting a gay social group that may take business away from their pubs and clubs.....this group wants to encourage gays to "get a life" re the broad spectrum of socialising - there is so much more to meeting like minded people than pubs, clubs, saunas and chat rooms - its time our community stopped relying on such venues to meet link minded gay people. Its time to abandon the feckless greedy money gay business owners, whose only motivation is to take the pink Euro - We don't have to listen anymore to some trendy fecker playing thump thump thump musak that inhibits conversation and real connections - the worm is turning - As a community we are maturing at last - we are now taking socialising power onto ourselves - we are deciding what type of social scene we want, rather than have these money grabbers f*cke*s dictating to us.

Reply
 
# 12 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 21:00
 
 
Someone said :
..dropping flyers into the pubs and clubs would be like raising a red rag to a bull. I doubt if they would be that happy about promoting a gay social group that may take business away from their pubs and clubs.....this group wants to encourage gays to "get a life" re the broad spectrum of socialising - there is so much more to meeting like minded people than pubs, clubs, saunas and chat rooms - its time our community stopped relying on such venues to meet link minded gay people. Its time to abandon the feckless greedy money gay business owners, whose only motivation is to take the pink Euro - We don't have to listen anymore to some trendy fecker playing thump thump thump musak that inhibits conversation and real connections - the worm is turning - As a community we are maturing at last - we are now taking socialising power onto ourselves - we are deciding what type of social scene we want, rather than have these money grabbers f*cke*s dictating to us.

Castro....is that you?
Reply
 
# 13 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 21:03
 
 
Can I sneak a naggin into this?
Reply
 
# 14 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 21:21
 
 
I can see it having a limited success.
Its a great idea and i know from Gaire there are a few (but not many) people that have an interest of non-drink related meets, however the way its put forward might put off people who are friendly with pub owners like Panti and might see it as an us or them thing, there are some harsh criticisms there.
No doubt there are people who like pub/club environments only, people who don't at all, and people who like pub/clubs and also non-drink related meets. If i was starting up a venture i wouldn't risk failure by putting people off before it had even started.
Some might read it that people who go to pubs to socialise are immature, don't have a life, have terrible music taste, and are helping to enforce a gay stereotype while lining the pockets of evil capitalists.
Reply
 
# 15 : Wednesday 24-11-2010 @ 23:40
 
 
its a friendly crowd - but most people with whom Ive spoken to at the meets are quite fed up with the pub and club scene - (the rant earlier was my view only) but id say from what Ive heard from some of the meet up people they would have a reasonably similiar view....they really are fed up with the club and pub scene

Anyway, everyone is welcome - its great that there is an alternative to the pubs and clubs. From the reaction it has got so far it will thrive - its not a new idea it has been set up in other European cities and the groups are interconnnecting with each other. The gay social scene will be much better for its existance.

Reply
 
Prev 12345678910Next