The key thing is GROUP, LOCAL, MEETING PEOPLE, ONE PLACE,
The site invites 16 people to meet at a local place in their local area.
An icon of a person is NOT essential. It should NOT imply singles/ dating / romance / love- because this site can expand to people meeting local people for all sorts of reasons - like swapping goods. There are no 1 to 1 meetings on this site so it is not a typical dating site.
I would like a cube like icon - with many (symbolising "group") right angle arrows (symbolising "around the corner" and "meeting") that come to a central point (symbolising "one place"). Next to that would be the words "Around The Corner" in bold corporate style font. I have moved away from the idea of people featuring in the logo, though they might be included later in the competition.
See sketch for an idea of the general direction of the icon - ignore the colours - put whatever you like. Also there are many variations on the arrows, and the cube angle etc....whatever you like...