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So we get asked all the time, what’s the best fill-in-the-blank (burger joint, pizza place, dive bar, etc.). It happens so often, that we’ve decided to make a series out of it. We’re rolling it out with the best bars in Old Town because that’s what the majority of you have asked, and we give you what you want. As you know, I’m still a relative newbie (but I roll with a solid crew of natives), so if you think this list is missing something tell us in the comments!

Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 ended on a good note and that 2017 is off to a great start. I know it is here at Meet People Chicago. Just wait until you see what I’ve got planned for you. I’m putting together an insane schedule of events so that we can have an epic time together this year.

Before I tell you about what we have coming up this year (and it’s going to be AMAZING!), let’s take a look back at 2016 and everything that we did together.

I know that a lot of you, like me, started going to Meet People Chicago events because you were new to the city and wanted to find fun, interesting people to hang out with. It’s exciting living in a new city but it has its challenges and frustrations too. I moved to the city in July.

In Aziz Ansari’s hilarious and insightful book Modern Romance, he makes the case that “too many people spend way too much time doing the online part of online dating, not the dating part,” and that “ultimately meeting in person is the only way to know whether something is going to work.” (If you haven’t read the book, it’s a great read, and even better in the audio version with Aziz reading the book to you. But I digress . . .) 

Welcome back. Have you noticed anything different - this website? I imagine the answer is a resounding yes! And yes, you are right, we have comepletely redone the website. 

I hope you like it. We do, of course. We believe we have made the site more everything; intuitive, navigable, functionable, interactive, prettier. Let's start with intuitive. Our goal is to explain a new user on who we are in just under 10 seconds. In that time, the user will have a good idea on who we are: We connect young professionals via fun, unique events at great venues and places. There is more behind the scenes on what we do of course but in a nutshell that's what we do. We connect people.

  • "I had a blast! Great group, great people. I have to definitely come out to more events."

    Taylor // MPC Member

  • "Come to these events. You won't be disappointed. The organizer is SUPER friendly and a great host. "

    Tabia // MPC Member

  • "I met my best friend from the first event I went to. Thanks Peter! "

    Jessica // MPC Member

  • "Thank you MPC. I met my love of my life, my good friends, all because of your amazing, fun events!"

    Jill // MPC Member

  • "After attending several different groups, MPC is the hands down the best! There are a variety of young fun people in their 20's and 30's with a good balance between men and women. The venues are also awesome. Thanks for organizing it Peter! "

    Trent // MPC Member

  • "So much fun! The people were great and the music was totally fun! It was my first event and I was amazed at how great it was. I look forward to going to many more and meeting many more wonderful friends!"

    Jen // MPC Member

  • "Best events I have been to! Fun group, nice people and the organizers are awesome!"

    Lisa // MPC Member

  • "Out of control and I like it like that!"

    Kirill // MPC Member

  • "I had an amazing time! I can't wait for the next events!"

    Tiffini // MPC Member

  • "MPC is a fantastic social group. I was brand new to the city in June (knowing all of 2-3 people), and decided to give it a try after being here for five days. The people are friendly, fun and it's pretty easy to just bounce around meeting new people. I HIGHLY recommend you give this group a try if you're on the fence. Peter does a fantastic job organizing, and it's always good to get out and explore/drink in new areas of the city with people just looking to have a good time."

    Jeremy // MPC Member

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