I live in a city that you would think would have a booming yoyo community given its size and diversity, but surprisingly it doesn’t seem to be very happenin’ here. And the occasional local meetups are at times that make it impossible for me to attend. Consequently, I rely on the Internet for community.
If it weren’t for these forums, the fine folks here, and YouTubers like @Tvelto, I would feel completely isolated and alone, and I am positive I would never have taken up throwing. But really this is not much different than any of the other niche hobbies I’ve been into, like mechanical keyboards. Though, I have to say, I’ve encountered no less than three co-workers with an interest in mech keyboards (and custom keycaps), whereas I have encountered exactly zero co-workers (or IRL acquaintances of any kind) with an interest in yoyos.