Making the Most of Singles Events

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Man and a woman sitting holding hands at a bar with glasses of wineSingles events have received a lot of press coverage recently, thanks to the release of First Catch Your Husband: Adventures on the Dating Front Line by Sarah Bridge.

Choosing an event

A lot can be learnt from Sarah Bridge’s positive and negative experiences at dating events. For example, Sarah found that women outnumbered men at most of the events that she attended, so it’s important to contact the organisers to make sure that there will be an even amount of men and women if you are looking to meet someone of the opposite sex.

At Muddy Matches we carefully plan our events to make sure that there is a good balance of men and women and many other reputable companies will also monitor ticket sales to make sure that everyone gets the most out of the experience.

Once you have found a reputable company through which to book, it’s time to think about what kind of event you would like to attend. It’s always good to try new things, but think carefully about whether you’d really enjoy the event itself or if you are just going to meet other single people.

If you find yourself on an extreme sports weekend and you have an extreme fear of heights, then you have chosen the wrong thing! There are a huge range of singles events available, so there’s something for everyone from relaxing pub dinners to mountain biking.

What to do at an event

When you arrive at your chosen event, the first thing to remember is that everyone else is there for the same reason as you, which can’t be said for nightclubs or bars. At well-run events the organisers will do their best to make sure that people are interacting, but if you find yourself on your own, say hello to the people around you, male or female. This leads me nicely on to…

Don’t only talk to people who you fancy– it may be tempting to only speak to people who you find attractive, but you should also see singles events as a way to expand your social circle. One of the most common ways to meet new people is through friends, so the more people you know the more likely you are to meet an attractive friend of a friend.

The last, but possibly most important thing to keep in mind is that although singles events are a great way to meet other single people, you shouldn’t go along to an event expecting to meet the love of your life as you might appear too full on. However, do not go along with the attitude that you definitely won’t meet anyone either, as our Success Stories show that people can and do meet the love of their life at singles events.

Good luck and have a great time!

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