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 *november babee*
Joined: 2/19/2009
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i suppose what ever type of meet you organise you wont suit everyone..

ive seen meets for picnics, cinema, spooky/ghost trail., resaurants as well as the usual karaoke and club nights, but also live music venues and tribute acts,

ive been to a daytime meet that was a BBQ and ive been to nightclub/bar meets in Notts, Derbys and Sheffield, all have been good in their own very different ways...
 xxmistyxx
Joined: 6/18/2009
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Posted: 5/17/2010 8:49:28 AM

What I'm curious about is...
What sort of meeting would appeal to you?


I have hosted and attended both club/pub nights and picnics..Both were good in there own different ways... The picnic type ones does give more opportunity to actually chat and socialise.. In fact many a good friendship has come from the ones I held in Greenwich park.. These smaller events also open up the big events as you know people from the smaller ones..


What makes a good one?

No one can actually say as everyone sees things differently... No one will be completely happy with every typoe of event.



Was it what you had expected?

You will only be disappointed if you go with high expectations...You only get out of an event what you are prepared to put into...


Have you ever met anyone, or know anyone else, who's met a long-term partner at one of these things?


I know a few couples who met at events , I is married now and expecting, one is getting married and another couple are expecting a new arrival any time now... If you are meant to meet someone ,then you will.... It does work for some but not all.



Is it a good way to make friends or more of a meat-market?

I have made loads of friends and would say it only becomes a meat market if people put out the meat! Events ARE a good way to socilaise...

I have seen camping weekends from up north and down south and everywhere in between...

Not sure about attending an event ? then I would say organise and hold your own .That way you will know you will enjoy it!
 *november babee*
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Posted: 5/17/2010 11:38:39 AM
georgie..
you will have as much fun as you want to have..

if you are prepared to bite the bullet and talk to others, then you will enjoy the night much more than if you rely on them coming over to talk to you,
when you sign up for a meet night, i think its a good idea to join in the discussion with who is going and maybe privately message a few girls and guys who dont have restrictions on you contacting them, wether you are interested in them romantically or not,read the profiles and try to remember a few bits about 1-2 people, then you have a few ice breakers when you get there.. you could even arrange to meet up before hand in a smaller/quieter bar..

you have to remember that everyone there is feeling the exact same, all nervous and thinking "oh god, what if no one talks to me.."
 ~Hams~
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Posted: 5/19/2010 3:00:43 AM
I'm going to be organising a few different singles events in London this summer.

As well as my bar/club meets.

There are plans to go and visit one if the museums and also for another Jack the ripper or ghost walk.

So watch this space!
 xxmistyxx
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Posted: 5/19/2010 8:34:10 AM

Still waiting for an event near me in South East London, there doesn't seem to be
a lot going on this end?!


I have hosted events in Greenwich park ,the pub outside it and The hungry horse in your area.... If you are waiting for someone to organise something ,you may be waiting a long time... The best way I can describe it as this ... Pof events are like a a self service restaurant,not a silver service restaurant...

Time and time again I read on here "No events in my area"well if there are none ,organise one..After all, the hosts that do host are members just like everyone else....

Strictly ...Find a venue and go for it ...People will attend!

As for travelling ,I am attending the 19th June event in London , we could travel up together? from either the local station or North Greenwich.....
 marisia
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Posted: 5/31/2010 5:56:20 PM
I drove 2.5 hrs to the camping, walking meet in the goyt valley, and I had a blast. It was so relaxed and friendly. The banter was brilliant, everyone was included. I have made new friends and being such s distance I wasn't seeing the men as potential partners, but it wras a fabulous way of getting to know people as they are.
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