Fine Folks Fantastically Fit for Friendship
Hi there! My name’s Ted. I arrange fun outings, in cities all around the world, for a flavor of ultra-compatible people I call Sugarmaples.
Nearly every time I give an unacquainted pair of them a decent excuse to talk, they become friends.
How I get Sugarmaples together.
I might send two who live near Lake Union in Seattle to give sea kayaking a try.
Or arrange for one visiting Amsterdam to join a bunch who live there for Rijsttafel.
Or rent a house in the English Cotswolds for a week and invite any members who can swing it to come and stay.
A lovely time. Anytime.
Most folks only have a handful of friends they truly resonate with. And those friends often live far away.
So the notion that — whenever you’re in the mood — you could hang out with one, eight, or thirty people you really click with sounds ridiciculous.
But Sugarmaples members can take it for granted.
How can a group of people get along so darned well?
The short answer is, I don’t know.
A Sugarmaple is what I call someone who’s just like one of my mom’s oldest friends (the sugar maple was her favorite tree).
I spent my childhood surrounded by them and I’ve never seen another group of people get along so wonderfully.
Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve learned to quickly spot Sugarmaples. They share a distinct mix of habits, inclinations, and idiosyncrasies.
But I’m still stumped as to why any two of them are practically inevitable friends.
What Sugarmaples are like.
The best way to understand what Sugarmaples are like is to talk to them.
The second best way is to listen to them talk to each other.
Try out the Sugarmaples podcast, below. Even a minute or two is pretty revealing.
I run Sugarmaples solo, so it may take me a while to respond.
But the good news is letting me know you’re interested only takes five seconds. Literally!
Tap the blue Twitter “Message” button below and you’ll see a new Twitter direct message to me appear with the text, “Hi Ted. I’m interested.” Then press send.