What to Do If You’re New to the Crew – FAQs

1. How does GirlCrew work?

GirlCrew operates through our free app available for iOS and Android. You can also use GirlCrew on desktop by logging in at www.girlcrew.com.

Events: If you’d like to do something – for example head along to a gig, go to the cinema or find a running buddy, simply post an event to your city group. If other girls see it and are interested, they’ll respond or click ‘count me in!’ and you can take it from there. Or, check out events already posted on the page for any city group by going into the individual group and select ‘Events’ at the top of the screen. Or to see events from any of the groups you follow, just tap ‘Events’ in the main menu.

Advice & Info: You can post to ask about non-event related stuff too. If it’s local information/questions, post it to your city group. If your query is something that anyone in the world could answer, post it to a topic group, eg, Careers, or Travel.

2. How Do I Get Verified?

So you’ve downloaded the GirlCrew app, and you want to get verified. Choose one of the options below.

  1. Send ‘I’m Real’ to our official Facebook page: facebook.com/GirlCrewHQ/
  2. Private Message ‘I’m Real’ to us on Instagram @GirlCrewHQ
  3. If you don’t have social media or don’t want to verify that way, email info@girlcrew.com for additional options.

Please note accounts for each option must still meet verifiable criteria so verification cannot be guaranteed.

3. Say Hi

If you joined for something specific – like to find girls who also work nights, or who go jogging in your area or are mums, or gig fanatics etc, saying hello, where you’re based and what you want to do can be really helpful in getting others interacting. It also might help someone else who felt too shy to post but are happy to comment or come along to your event.

4. Group Guidelines

Our most important guideline is that no matter how different we are to each other, we treat each other with respect, kindness and patience. There is room for everyone. And remember, the focus is on going out and doing the things you really want to do, with other people who really want to do it too. We’re still amazed every day at how well that works as a way to unite people who otherwise may never have crossed paths. Review our full Community Guidelines here as breaches can result in suspensions or bans. Advertising, marketing and self promotion are not permitted but you can email info@girlcrew.com for opportunities.

5. Meeting Up! The awkward “How do we find each other?!” bit…

Usually when an event is being organised, girls will comment to say where they are once they arrive and/or what they’re wearing etc. Some bring a balloon or sign for the table! Our Event Chat feature is really handy for this too. Once you arrive it’s very rarely awkward. People often bond in the fact that it’s their first GirlCrew event (because everyone either remembers that feeling) – or they may be new too. If you still feel nervous, we suggest giving it 20 mins to half an hour to see if it gets easier. Most of the time (and we’ve been to a LOT of events ourselves), members tend to end up looking like they’ve known each other forever within 5-15 mins.

6. What Kind of Events Are There?

More like what kind of events aren’t there! Coffees, brunches, walks, hikes, surf trips, holidays and mini breaks abroad, gigs, nights out dancing, bubble soccer, boat parties, adventure days, AXE THROWING – yes, that happened.

If you have something you really want to do, just post it. Numbers of people at events vary from two to thirty but if you’re more comfortable with a small group, say that in your event info. Say you’d be happy with 5 or 10 or whatever seems small to you. Keep in mind that people can cancel last minute though so there’s always cushion room for a couple extra. We estimate about 20% of those who respond as ‘Going’ actually show up and we’re working on ways to improve this but it can be helpful to keep in mind, or to send people a last message to confirm.

If it’s your own event, you can remind people about it by doing an Edit and Save. This will notify anyone who’s clicked Going that there’s been an update.

7. Who Can See What You Post in Groups?

On the GirlCrew app, only verified members can see posts and events.

8. I Want To Add a Friend to GirlCrew

Awesome. In the top left menu of the app, click ‘Invite Friends’.

9. Is There a Boy Crew?

Not at the moment. In Dublin we have a guys and girls group that people of any gender are welcome to join. However, while guys aren’t allowed to join the Facebook groups, you are totally free to organise events that you invite men along to. As long as that’s cool with the person organising/hosting the event, it’s cool with us. Some girls may be looking for girls only events so that’s fine too, but you can always organise another similar event and make it open to male friends/partners etc. They won’t be able to get access to the app, but you can just let them know the details.

10. I Want to Promote Something

If you want to post about something related to your business or a business you work for, email info@girlcrew.com for our advertising rates, or if you’re a member, put yourself forward for a feature by emailing the same email address.

If You Need/Want to Get in Touch With Us

You might want to get in touch about anything. The best way is to email info@girlcrew.com. Or if it’s to report something, when you’re on the app, click the three little dots to report a post, person, event or comment. Any other questions just holler in our GirlCrew Tech Support group or email us.

See your gorgeous head in there. x

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28 comments

  1. just joining up today so Hi to everyone,

    please keep me posted on any and all events happening in Dublin city centre or surrounding areas.

    many thanks

    Colette

    1. Hi Colette – you have to sign up to join the facebook group to stay posted on events at the moment. Or email me info@girlcrew.com if you want to be put on email newsletter list when we get that going 🙂 Feel free to add me as Elva GirlCrew on facebook and i can add you to group that way.

  2. Hi there! This looks absolutely fantastic and I really can’t wait to dive in and get involved 🙂 thank you for doing this, it’s something I think a lot of people need and the vibe is already so positive happy and enthusiastic just from reading about it. Powerful stuff. I’d really appreciate if you could notify me of events by email please so I can keep track. Thanks so much! Xx

    1. Hi Kadie 🙂 Events are organised within our Facebook groups so I’ve sent an invite to the Dublin one to your email now if that’s where you’re based? If it doesn’t come through let me know, and all our other group links are here – http://www.girlcrew.com/groups-2/ x

  3. Hi, joined the girl crew during the week and the girl crew travel,havnt heard from the girl grew travel . will they be holidays organised on girl crew travel. I think it is a great idea the girl crew ,

    olive harte

    1. Hi Olive, if you want to go on a holiday/trip, post your idea in the group, or have a scroll through the other girls posts to see what they’re organising and if it’s something you’d like to get involved in. If you click on the ‘Events’ tab in the group you can see the things that have already been planned that you can join in too 🙂

    1. There certainly are. We keep track of requests for new groups by email and I know there’s been a few for Sn Diego so it’s definitely on our to do list. Can you send me an email with just ‘San Diego’ in the subject so I can let you know as soon as we get one going there?x It’s info@girlcrew.com x

  4. Hi lisa….i have just seen you on rte…sounds like a great group of ladies..live in derry but in dublin quite abit…love a good nite and of late been travelling solo….wood love the sound of organised trips….thanks anne marie

    1. Hi Mary, age ranges vary widely. Starts at about 25 but goes way up, over 70 in some cases, so you would be very welcome. Where are you based? As in Dublin there is a group for over 40s as well 🙂

  5. Hi , just came across this group , what a fantastic idea , well done to all in admin . As previously asked I’m wondering are there many older ladies on here ? I’m in my late 40’s ( young at heart 🙂 ) and would love to get involved in events with broadly similar age ladies . Oh I’m in Limerick .

    Maureen

  6. My name is Andrea Stark I am real , I am from Milwaukee,Wisconsin I’m a 36 year old that doesn’t have much of a social life no gal pals to hang out with for example go dancing with.

    1. Hi Andrea, we can’t verify people through the blog at this time. Please carry out one of the below verification options. Accounts for each option must still meet verifiable criteria so verification cannot be guaranteed.

      1. Send ‘I’m Real’ to our official Facebook page: facebook.com/GirlCrewHQ/

      2. Private Message ‘I’m Real’ to us on Instagram @GirlCrewHQ (Allow temporary follow access if requested. We will unfollow as soon as we’ve verified you. No info from your profile is stored, saved or shared)

      3. Log into your LinkedIn account, take a screenshot of your profile there (With “Edit Profile” section in shot, as this proves you are logged in and the owner of the account) and send it on to us here.

      4. Send on image of photo ID – if you do so, the file and email are both deleted immediately and only viewed by the team member verifying your account.

    1. We have lots of members from all age groups, if you’d like to try it out and see how if it’s the right fit for you, you are more than welcome x

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