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I point to a guy across the room but he's already talking to someone.

She takes a good look at him, nods, and grabs my arm.

Wereko-Brobby anticipates curating the parties will be more of a challenge in NYC.

"Londoners don't care if a venue's been around for 10 years or it just opened, but New Yorkers care about new places," she says.

She explains that approaching it like a networking event could change the way the think about dating. The more I thought of it as a way to meet people, the more fun I had.

I exchanged numbers with a guy at the end of the night and after the party I went out to a bar with a friend I made."When people do well [in the club], it's pure attitude," she says. It's the people who go, 'I'm going to treat this as a party where everyone happens to be single, not like a speeding event where I have to interview every single person here."London and New York are two major cities with tough dating scenes, but certainly very different scenes.

Wereko-Brobby used to live in New York and agreed the dating scene is tricky.

"Even if we pitched these as 'cool dating parties', you can't bring a friend," she says.

The next New York party is on March 1 and will be at Catch."You can see its a way more competitive dating scene in NYC," she says.

In just one month she received more applications than she got in a year in London.

The words "private", "exclusive", "invite-only" popped out to me on the website. "We're looking for well-educated, driven professionals, partly because that's naturally how the network grew up with Oxford and Cambridge grads," Wereko-Brobby says.

"The second reason is that when I found I was matchmaking years ago, when I asked people what their type was, the first thing they'd say is 'driven', so that's the first thing we look for."Each member needs to apply on the site, which takes about a minute or less and asks some basic questions (college, job), along with whether someone who's already in the club referred you, which helps fast-track you. "There's a degree of attractiveness," Wereko-Brobby says.

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