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 puck_stopper
Joined: 3/23/2005
Msg: 4
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hmmmmm.....maybe what big fish needs to do is to start up a new seperate site and call it Plenty Of Couples (POC).....and then when people do become a "couple" off this site they could transfer over to there and all share happiness stories so that the rest of us on here don't have to listen to it...and have their own functions....maybe even us single people could occasionally go over to the other side and read success stories when we are feeling down and need some inspiration that life can still be good....that there is still hope and that maybe there really is a "forever" afterall....and then "if" a couple by chance doesn't last, they could just transfer back over to the single side....all totally tongue in cheek of course, but u catch my drift....i really am happy for anyone who is lucky enough to find that special someone but please don't forget where u came from and those of us still single in here

i don't think any of us singles here in kamloops have purposely tried to exclude any couples from attending functions or make them feel uncomfortable just because they have found eternal happiness and we're just still low-life singles trying to be happy....some of us really are happy as singles and attend events to make new friends and enjoy the company of those that we have already met on here....while others have hurting hearts and just ache to find someone to share life with.....others just like to date and don't want a serious relationship right now....

i would personally say i hope anyone off this site could feel comfortable attending any function, single or coupled.....lets just all get along

i know events have gotten big, but that in itself is a success story....myself, i wouldn't have any problem going out and meeting new people....no intimidation at all

my rant for the nite

cheers A
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 5
POF Events
Posted: 4/5/2007 11:58:00 PM
That might be a great idea. Like to hear about others being happy too though.Serves two purposes 1.Reminds happy being singles why they prefer being single. 2. Inspires those who would rather not be single to try harder not to be. Life can be good and we all get down and the site helps lift our spirits back-up. Most folks you get to know via here you probably won't soon forget. Yuppers,hang-out and have fun with friends and maybe some will click with someone. Why shouldn't everyone get-along? The site and members keep having success. You have to get out to really meet the people though.
 Bigandtalldancer
Joined: 1/1/2006
Msg: 6
POF Events
Posted: 4/6/2007 11:30:38 AM
Soulfishy?.....I know what you mean and I miss some of the great people from even just a year ago, we do see some of them "lurkin" at events (on the sidelines) from time to time and it IS nice to see them again.

It is amazing to see how this site keeps 'em coming back for more of the "good feeling" fix!

I had one couple come up to me recently at an event and got some hugs and some chin waggin. Now we even meet for dinner once in a while, far from the madding crowd.
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 8
POF Events
Posted: 4/6/2007 11:45:21 AM
Just take into consideration that couples get-out for different reasons. No,it's a get to know folks as well as they like site. Some folks be just so damn cool you never forget them,nothing meant by that,just cheers forever,ok? The Clickage and liking being around certain folks so much that partnering-up occurs hopefully was the intent of the site and it just does happen. For Some,you can't enjoy all the benefits of the site without a mate. That's What Friends Are For and why wouldn't you love the site? Just continue being you.
 BrnEyesLostMind
Joined: 1/27/2007
Msg: 9
POF Events
Posted: 4/6/2007 12:17:34 PM
I have to agree with you^^^there, there is a different 'feel' to the events now. I too would prefer a somewhat smaller crowd which is exactly the reason some of us get together outside of the big forum events. When I do go to any of the larger events I probably come off a bit anti-social without intending to, some of the antics and the crush of bodies just don't appeal to me...maybe I'm getting old...or maybe I'm just too b!tchy and don't appreciate some adults trying to relive their teen years.
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 10
POF Events
Posted: 4/6/2007 12:45:15 PM
Keep it up and maybe I'll move to Vernon. Don't read nothin into that. The pofers from there I've go to know via here are acquaintance-only material. Hang-out,have fun with no worries whatsoever. Isn't that the coolest and most trueful song ever? The mix is good. The events should all lack ulterior motives though. P.O.F does try to satisfy all. Hostesses and Host with the mostesses ROCKS. Some events are like or wind-up transforming into the clubscene and personally I've grown out of that. On that note,I avoid events now because their be members coming-out I can't be around without a date. The Happy to be single thing just don't work for me no more. PEACE and CHEERS to all pofers I've met .
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 12
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Posted: 4/6/2007 9:36:24 PM
P.O.F should be about Folks hanging-out,having fun irregardless. The long-term goal should be more couples than singles. Maybe make the singles feel out of place. Social event...what's that? Always be more single folks anyway. Maybe just more that are better Friends though. Fish with nets and you snag more fish to throw back. dialoque is what really makes us think.
 andiedandie
Joined: 9/24/2005
Msg: 14
POF Events
Posted: 4/6/2007 10:22:49 PM
Well just my 2 cents worth...but to me the events have definelty been a way to meet new friends. I always go with the intention of seeing my old friends and making new ones. Generally the events do not have an air of being a meat market...rather a social get together where everyone is friendly, like family...and when you haven't seen someone for a while you ask them....where have you been ...we've missed you etc! Another pofer recently said to me.. "Isn't this great! Where else could you meet so many different types of people and have them all get a long?" So true my friend...so true!
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 15
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Posted: 4/7/2007 11:40:21 AM
Doesn't that really suck? You join POF to meet single potential Friends to hang-out and have fun with. In the process,it's only natural for some folks to click and hook-up and so it goes. The men tend to look-out for the Ladies on here,so ne very,very careful about showing interest beyond hanging-out period. Couples no, better Friends,yes. Everyone should meet someone,if they so chose.
 Bigandtalldancer
Joined: 1/1/2006
Msg: 16
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Posted: 4/7/2007 12:41:12 PM
When you consider that over 40 % of ladies over 25 are single and for the men it is about the same and the numbers are climbing, the day when "there are more couples than single" will not arrive!
IMHO
 musicnut46
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 17
POF Events
Posted: 4/9/2007 1:43:54 PM
To teach them what it takes to deserve to click with someone. You got that right. Never be treated badly,just not understood. They should be fun and relaxed and for the purpose of just "meeting". Everybody is welcome but not comfortable. Then thier be those who need to really grow-up. Ahhh...the wonders of Alcohol and yuppers,people will be people and hook-ups can really suck.
 tammy_salon01
Joined: 11/8/2008
Msg: 20
POF Events
Posted: 5/19/2012 6:14:16 PM
very true, its hard middle age dating, for me its finding someone with things in common, finding a man does doesnt raise the roof while sleeping with snoring, finding a guy that isnt totally a sports freak, or will at least watch some programming with u. we get set in out ways I say we just date and live in our own homes! :)
 AddHomonym
Joined: 12/26/2011
Msg: 21
POF Events
Posted: 5/19/2012 7:37:15 PM
I must say that I find things very different in here lately. Ten years ago, this was an amazing place to find women who wanted to go out. I could stop into an internet cafe downtown and meet someone for a drink that same evening. People came here because they wanted to date people. Now it seems more like folks expect to pick George Clooney out of a catalogue and have him show up at their door. Of course George would never make it past their filters, you know, too old, too short, smokes too much, drinks too much, etc.

With regard to the city of Vancouver in particular, why are the only events over in North Van? Perhaps there is only one, hard-working and dedicated person willing to host events? I doubt that is the case given how the OP and others have ideas. Wouldn't it make good sense to pick a venue right in the heart of the city, where every single one of us already knows how to get to? One that doesn't require ferry rides.

I happen to know of a perfect venue in East Vancouver at a private member's club where I was once a board member. I'm sure I could get us a deal there. Jean Chretien couldn't rent the hall for love or money but that's another story. I'll bet more than a few of you have already been to the W.I.S.E. Hall.

This is only one example. I guess I better send an email to our official event coordinator.
 Sillyworld
Joined: 10/16/2010
Msg: 22
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POF Events
Posted: 5/19/2012 10:24:41 PM
I went to several events the first time I was on here. I found that they very quickly became "cliquey "that newer people were ignored. I stopped going.
 WKTGuy
Joined: 5/7/2013
Msg: 23
POF Events
Posted: 6/17/2013 7:03:37 PM
Could anyone tell me or direct me to information on how to set up a POF event? I asked a few ladies if there was a hike for a POF event, if they would be interested, and most said yes they would.

Thanks in advance!
 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 24
POF Events
Posted: 6/18/2013 5:42:05 AM
Could anyone tell me or direct me to information on how to set up a POF event?


Just above us^^^^^^, in red print, "BC single events" thingy. Go there, I think the "instructions" are in there somewhere.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 25
POF Events
Posted: 6/19/2013 8:28:06 AM
in red print, "BC single events"

Click on that and on the events page at the top left corner click on 'Create an event'...and... voila!
Be sure to include the date, time and location.
We used to have members who frequently hosted outdoorsy events with much success as well as meet-ups in restaurants instead of pubs/clubs. A great alternative to the party environment.
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