There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.
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Social Circle members come from all walks of life, but they all have something in common: they want to meet new people and upgrade their social life.
They are also a really friendly and diverse bunch, and are eager to meet you!
Most are professionals who live and work in Manchester.
Some join because they are new to the city, others have recently separated and some have become lonely and isolated now that they work from home.
Our members range from their early 30s to late 50s, with the average age being 42.
Most are single, working professionals and live within a 8 mile radius of the city.
Hi, I'm Michelle. I've been a member of Social Circle for over two years now.
It's been a lifeline for me. When I got divorced I lost a lot of my friendship network, and suddenly found myself very lonely stuck at home all of the time. I used to dread weekends. A friend encouraged me to join Social Circle and I can honestly say it's one of the best decisions I've made. It's much less intimidating than dating. I now have new friends for life, I've been on phenomenal holidays, discovered new places in Manchester and had a few hangovers along the way!
If you're thinking about joining come along to a couple of events and you'll see how friendly we all are.
A year ago I was made redundant and decided to set up my own business meaning I now work from home.
I live by myself and soon found myself starved of conversation and interaction.
I joined a few professional networking groups but most of the people there were younger and weren't looking to make friends with someone my age! When I found Social Circle online I debated whether to join for a few months. I'm not the most outgoing person, and worried members would be in their twenties looking to party.
I eventually plucked up the courage to go to one of the free wine tasting events and I have never looked back.
I go to a Social Circle event at least once per week and really look forward to them.
I moved up from London four years ago for a new job.
I didn't know Manchester very well and didn't know anyone that lived here.
Everyone kept telling me it would be really easy to make new friends as it's so friendly up North, but I found it really hard!
I forced myself to try loads of new activities but didn't really make any new friends. My Instagram told a story of my great new life in Manchester but the reality was I missed the city and social life I had left behind. When I discovered Social Circle everything changed. I'm busy every weekend now. I love all of the outdoor activities and have learned to kayak and mountain bike. I've made brilliant friends and I met my current boyfriend through a Social Circle holiday too. Even though we're in a relationship now we still go to Social Circle events all of the time.
There's always new people to meet and something new to sign up for.
All members benefit from friendship, community and adventure.
And let's not underestimate how important these are now. We all know what damage loneliness can cause and so many of us have felt isolated during lockdown. The benefits of social activities and new friendships on your mental health, physical wellbeing and all-round joie de vivre are huge. Something to look forward to can get us through tough weeks at work, and being greeted by smiling faces can boost your confidence and spirits.
Once you join
Joining is simple and signing up to events is effortless.
Social Circle produces an events calendar filled with evening activities, and daytime trips.
It's easy to book online and you'll get handy event reminder emails and text messages confirming the details.
All of our events are run by a professional Social Circle host who will ensure you're welcomed,
well looked after and all events are safe. Our team know Manchester like the back of our hands. We know about the latest exhibitions and openings so members get treated to an insider's guide to the best of the city.
The events calendar is brimming with activities that can be done whilst social distancing to suit all tastes.
Whether you want adventure, culinary treats or culture Social Circle has you covered. We host wine tasting events to sort your Sauvignon from your Sancerre, fitness classes to get your fitbit on fire, leisurely walks around Lyme Park and tennis for those with an ace up their sleeve
And the best bit about Social Circle's events calendar? Most of the activities are free. Once you become a member
you make big savings on many nights out thanks to the discounts we negotiate.
CHECK OUT OUR EVENT CALENDAR
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Your health and safety is top of our agenda
We have had to evolve and adapt following COVID-19, and our top priority is now keeping our members safe.
Our events calendar is now populated with an increased number of outdoor activities that enable social distancing, so you can feel safe.
We're also partnering with venues that we know have robust risk assessments and safety procedures for all guests.