Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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very frustrated on this goal

My problem is that I hate going to places like bars and nightclubs and it is hard for me to find places with people my age that aren’t those types of places. I have been hanging out at a guitar store that has jam sessions on Friday nights sometimes. They have a few people my age, but mostly much older people. However it is a place I enjoy and am interested in so I thought I’d try it. I did meet one girl my age and got her phone number, but she didn’t return my call the 2 times I tried. Really by going there I’ve done more to increase my guitar playing skill than to meet any new people.
I also tried a site called www.meetup.com where you could meet up with people who have similiar interests. I organized a Christian Social Meetup. 5 people RSVPed, but I ended up standing in front of an Applebees for half an hour while no one showed up. So far I feel like I have put forth a valiant effort, but all I have got to show for it is several nights when I would have been happier at home with my cat.
Its not that I’m unhappy with the group of friends that I have now. It is that I don’t really want to be single anymore and don’t know where to find someone that I would like. I have had some people suggest places like Barnes and Noble, but I suck at starting up conversations with strangers. Anyway I’m kind of discouraged about this.



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