I mentioned a few days ago that I ended up planning a midsingles activity called 8 at 8. It was the first one so we had a few more than 8 people but it didn’t matter because the whole idea is about networking. Instead of dating just 1 person you get to interact with 7+ people who know more people who might be right for you. It makes an evening all the more productive than traditional one on one dating.
Anyway, I had brought the idea up on the singles forums and there was a good response so I created a meet up group and today was our first meeting. It was super easy to plan. I basically posted the event, created a little discussion sheet and then showed up at the Pie Pizzeria in Midvale for their awesome pizza. They have a 23 inch pizza that we got for the group and then people got their own salads and drinks. It couldn’t have been easier.
Once we all arrived and had our pizza everyone chatted and it seemed pleasant. I was going to mix people up more but with people eating it seemed easier to stay put and then switch things up once people were done with their pizza. It was a lot of fun.
I admit I got a little bit of butterflies right before but no need. Everyone was friendly and we had good conversation. I think it is a good thing to interact with new people, get out of my comfort zone. Its challenging but I always feel grateful after.
So for the next one we will see if people want to do a smaller group or keep it big. Its hard because you have so many no-shows that the smaller groups make me nervous. Plus they take more planning but I’m open to it if that’s what people want. The Pie is a good place because its cheap, everyone likes it and the outside space is nice. We’ll just see what people want to do. It just has to be easy to plan and fun.
What do you think? What kind of activities do you like to do?
Anyway, I felt proud of myself for taking the time to gather people and stepping outside of my norm. A few more people aren’t strangers any more and that’s a good thing.