Hoping this one doesn't get infested with trolls.
Anyone from last thread, I apologize for its deletion! Please don't be discouraged, and I hope you all repost your info. I've personally found some really good friends from this thread and have fun on the daily with them; even local meetups planned about once a month or so!
So I encourage you to try! I was surprised and wasn't expecting anything to come out of posting my information here but connected with some really great people!