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The Challenge of Making Friends and Meeting New People in H-Town

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris County has added 240,000 residents since just 2010. And many of those new Houstonians (making this one of the fastest-growing communities in the country) are single. And as what constitutes Greater Houston covers a whole lot of territory, we end up with a lot of […]

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris County has added 240,000 residents since just 2010. And many of those new Houstonians (making this one of the fastest-growing communities in the country) are single.

And as what constitutes Greater Houston covers a whole lot of territory, we end up with a lot of single newbies, amid a lot of sprawl. That means it’s not especially easy to establish new social circles. As a result, there’s quite an industry here dedicated to bringing people together.

We talk with the organizers of some social clubs for singles in Houston about single life in H-town, and their efforts to bring people together.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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