When we launched our new on-line dating site, OnlyDating we started to think of ways of supporting this initiative with more “on the ground” type events.
Now @onlymums and I have been in discussions about what sort of event might best work for single parents looking to get back onto the dating scene.
We are sure speed dating events have their place – but they are already being done, and we don’t think they are quite right for OnlyDating. Rebecca’s final comment that “we ought to organise events where men feel they might like to shower before turning up”!! left the door wide open to ideas…
(very vague) turns towards organising “social events in nice hotels”…the sort of thing where mums and dads can turn up, have a glass of wine, eat some nice buffet food, and mingle. I say that, because I do know from running OnlyDads that we have to leave room for the many mums and dads who just want to socialise and bridge feelings of isolation, rather than go full belt into a new relationship. The idea of a simple social event like this might work in all sorts of ways??
I would be really interested to hear your ideas. Have you been to anything similar. Did it work? What sort of event would you go to?