Today I went shooting with about 30 other people who identify as "3%ers" out at a remote Wyoming location somewhere. A few came up to the commo truck and asked about radio stuff, and I may wind up doing a one-day class in Fremont County sometime within the next month or two.
That was an example of reality. What we call meatspace. Get off the NET/WEB, interact with local like-minded people in your AO, have a good time, and hopefully everyone goes home knowing a little more than they did before.